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Rhodesian Independence Medal
Rhodesian Independence Medal

The Rhodesian Independence Medal was commissioned on behalf of the joint committee of Rhodesian Army, Rhodesian Air Force and British South Africa Police Associations to honour the contribution of each person who lived through the very trying times of Rhodesian independence between 1965 to 1979.

  • Item Code
  • RIFM
  • Price
  • £45.00
Type
Eligibility
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Personalisation
Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 1

Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 1

£8.50

Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 2

Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 2

£8.50

Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 3

Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 3

£8.50

Personalised Blue Medal Case

Personalised Blue Medal Case

£10.50

Personalised Blue Presentation Case

Personalised Blue Presentation Case

£14.50

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
RHODESIAN INDEPENDENCE COMM  MEDAL FULL SIZE RIBBON

RHODESIAN INDEPENDENCE COMM MEDAL FULL SIZE RIBBON

£2.50
Rhodesian Independence  Miniature Ribbon

Rhodesian Independence Miniature Ribbon

£2.50
Description

Details

OBVERSE

An outline of Rhodesia around a snarling lion is featured on a highly polished background, symbolising Rhodesian defiance encompassed by the words: ‘Independent Rhodesia’ and the dates 11.11.1965 – 11.12.1979.

REVERSE

The Rhodesian Coat of Arms surrounded by fourteen stars for 14 years of Rhodesian independence is featured on a highly polished background.

RIBBON

The medal is suspended from a brooch by a woven ribbon, comprising the green and white colours of the Rhodesian flag. This medal is supplied on a concealed single pin, ready to wear.

History

History

On 11 December 1979 Rhodesia ceased to exist as an independent nation yet the spirit of the people who called themselves Rhodesians lives on. Very trying times came to those living in Rhodesia between the declaration of independence on 11 November 1965 and the date when the British Government assumed control of the country for the first time in history under Lord Soames. In the face of apparently overwhelming adversity following UDI, Rhodesians fought to uphold their beliefs and an already Rhodesian spirit was lifted still higher, bringing about the unique determination that resulted in continued economic growth for the first 12 years of Rhodesian independence.
Eligibility

Eligibility

The Rhodesian Independence Commemorative Medal is available to all who lived in Rhodesia between 11.11.1965 and 11.12.1979 and remain proud to call themselves Rhodesians. Next of kin or direct descendants can also apply.
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