Air Defence Medal, First class

Air Defence Medal, First class Air Defence Medal, First class
Added by Bart Perdieus
General Description : Gilt bronze medal of isosceles trapezium shape, the corners cut, on laterally-pierced knob for ribbon suspension; the face with a half-length naked male figure turned to the left, looking skyward, a shield in his right hand, towering over the silhouette of a typical historic Belgian town, three warplanes bearing down top left; the reverse inscribed and dated ‘1939 / SERVIMUS / 1945’ (Servimus: Latin = We serve); on original ribbon mounted for wear in the Belgian style. The medal is unofficial and was awarded in three classes (gold, silver and bronze) for air defence service in the Passive Defence organisation established in the 1930s with the aim of minimising civilian casualties in the event of hostilities and to deal with the consequences for civilians of warfare and particularly the bombing to towns and cities. The medal is not often found.
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