Chief Of Staff Medal of Appreciation
Besides the above decorations and citations that were instituted by law in 1973, the Government of Israel instituted on April 26, 1981 a decoration called the Chief Of Staff Medal of Appreciation (Ot haaraha).
This medal can be awarded for acts of superior importance that contribute directly or indirectly to the strengthening of the IDF and that significantly benefit the security of Israel.
At a ceremony in Tel Aviv IDF headquarters the Chief Of Staff Medal of Appreciation was awarded to colonel Ilan Ramon, who died in the explosion of the Space Shuttle Columbia on February 1, 2003, as he was serving as Israel's first astronaut. The medal was presented to the widow and family of Ilan Ramon by the Chief of Staff, General Moshe Ya'alon and the commander of the Air Force, major general Dan Halutz.
The decoration was awarded on account of the way Ilan Ramon "represented the State of Israel and IDF while showing love and loyalty to his tradition and his people."
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Do any specific awards exist for former members of Jewsih Brigade under British command and its offshoot Tilhas Tizig Gesheften? Or for Jewish volunteers in the Spanish Civil War?
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Not was awards, was few simple badges from Unions of Veterans , but not from Government of Israel
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UK General Service Medal with clasp PALESTINE 1945-48 to soldier Szpunt, who in 1952 was lieutenant-colonel in the IDF
Medals of private Gershon Bolde, for participation in the First World War.
Gershon Bolde was a Jewish resident of the land of Israel, for some time called Palestine, who volunteered to serve in the British army as member of the Jewish Legion. The Jewish Legion was the name for five battalions of Jewish volunteers established as the British Army's 38th through 42nd (Service) Battalions of the Royal Fusiliers.
Badge commemorating 50 years of the Jewish Legion
Below this the Eretz Israel Volunteers Medal
Volunteers ribbon, institued in 1961 by the Israeli government to be presented to volunteers or their nexts of kin.
British War Medal and Victory medal, marked on edge Gershon Bolde J-4684 Royal Fusiliers. .
Gershon's son, private Yakov Bolde joined the Palmach and served as medic during the War of Independence. Yakov was killed while treating the wounded in battle at Nabi Samuel near Jerusalem on 23.4.1948 . The awards shown are his Palmach awards and the campaign ribbon for the War of Independence awarded by the IDF to his next of kin.