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UN Congo ONUC 2 Medal
UN Congo ONUC 2 Medal

ONUC was established initially in July 1960 to ensure the withdrawal of Belgian forces, to assist the Government in maintaining law and order, and to provide technical assistance. The function of ONUC was subsequently modified to include maintaining the territorial integrity and the political independence of the Congo, preventing the occurrence of civil war, and securing the removal from the Congo of all foreign military, paramilitary and advisory personnel not under the United Nations Command, and all mercenaries. On completion of the mandate, the Mission was withdrawn in June 1964.

  • Item Code
  • MED0011
  • Price
  • £14.50
PERSONALISATION & MEDAL MOUNTING
Full Size Swing Style Single Mounting

Full Size Swing Style Single Mounting

£6.50
Swing Style Group Mounting (cost per medal)

Swing Style Group Mounting (cost per medal)

£6.50
Full Size Court Style Single Mounting

Full Size Court Style Single Mounting

£12.50
Court Style Group Mounting (cost per medal)

Court Style Group Mounting (cost per medal)

£12.50
Description

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Medal Ribbon

Originally, the medal awarded for service in the Congo was a UN blue and white ribbon with a bar indicating Congo service. In 1963 it was decided that a distinctive ribbon should be issued. The ribbon subsequently awarded carries a broad centre band of green, symbolic of hope which was thought to be appropriate for a young nation, and also to represent the Congo Basin. The centre band is flanked by two narrow white bands, representing the UN Mission and at either end are two bars of UN blue.

Eligibility for Medal

To qualify for the medal three months of service in the Mission were required. Countries providing troops to this Mission were: Argentina, Austria,Brazil, Canada, Congo, Denmark, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, the Sudan, Sweden, Tunisia, the United Arab Republic and Yugoslavia.

Medal Mounting

This medal is supplied with loose ribbon. If you require this medal to be mounted ready to wear please select your required mounting option. Full-size Commemorative & Official Medals CANNOT be group mounted together.

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