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Cold War Medal
Cold War Medal

The Cold War Medal marks service with British & Allied Forces during The Cold War 1945 – 1991, their next of kin or direct descendants.

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  • Item Code
  • CWFM
  • Price
  • £49.50
Type
Eligibility
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PERSONALISATION & MEDAL MOUNTING
Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 1

Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 1

£8.50

Max chars: 20

Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 2

Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 2

£8.50

Max chars: 20

Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 3

Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 3

£8.50

Max chars: 20

Personalised Blue Medal Case

Personalised Blue Medal Case

£10.50

Max chars: 40

Max chars: 40

Max chars: 40

Max chars: 40

Personalised Blue Presentation Case

Personalised Blue Presentation Case

£14.50

Max chars: 40

Max chars: 40

Max chars: 40

Max chars: 40

Plain Blue Medal Case

Plain Blue Medal Case

£6.50
Blue Presentation Case

Blue Presentation Case

£10.50
Accessories
Full-Size Ribbon Brooch Bar

Full-Size Ribbon Brooch Bar

£5.50
COLD WAR FULL SIZE RIBBON

COLD WAR FULL SIZE RIBBON

£2.50
Cold War Miniature Ribbon

Cold War Miniature Ribbon

£2.50
Description

Details

OBVERSE

The obverse of the medal comprises the flags of the three main players in the Cold War; the Soviet Union being contained by the United States and the UK showing the dates 1945-1991.

REVERSE

The reverse features the Russian Bear clutching a missile which is symbolic of the USSR stand-off, confronted by the Lion representing the forces of the United Kingdom and its allies. The Eagle of the United States completes the combined opposition to the Soviet Union at the time of the Cold War.

RIBBON

The ribbon has a configuration similar to that commonly used on Soviet medal ribbons with the red white and blue on the left edge representing the allies and the bright red of the Soviet flag on the right. This medal is supplied on a concealed single pin, ready to wear.

History

History

The Cold War was the period of confrontation and tension between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies from 1945 to 1991. 'From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the continent', quoted Winston Churchill. Britain's most expensive and turbulent period of military history was about to begin. 1990 saw the demolition of the Berlin Wall; a symbolic and significant sign that the Cold War was coming to an end and on 3 October 1990, East and West Germany were united as one country. The following year the Soviet Union, led by Mikhail Gorbachev, consolidated control over it states – the Iron Curtain was lifted and the Cold War came to an end.
Eligibility

Eligibility

The commemorative Cold War Medal is available to those who served during the Cold War 1945-1991, their next of kin or direct descendants.

The medal is fitted with a uniquely woven ribbon, completed with a concealed individual brooch bar, ready to wear with pride, not alongside campaign medals, gallantry decorations or in uniform by serving members but separately and distinctively.
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