very nice additions to the thread.
Im looking for an a case to an 1936 olympics medal and a case to entry to austria medal. pm me If you have any spare.
Ernst Schneller Medalle;
Instituted 1961. Is the highest award of the Gesellschaft fur sport und Technik, (GST) or Sports and Technology.
The GST did pre-military training for youth 14-25 in the use of rifles, machine guns, map reading, military drill, truck and motorcycle driving and even parachuting.
Not for sport or enjoyment, the training was done by active duty NCO's to shorten basic training time.
The Medal was at first awarded in three grades Gold, Silver and Bronze at first on an enamel ribbon bar suspension, later versions were awarded in Silver and Bronze with the Gold being replaced by an Honor Clasp. These later versions also had the ribbon suspension.
The reverse reads, "For increasing the defensive capability of our socialist homeland."
Ernst Schneller was executed at Sachsenhausen concentration camp on 11 Oct 1944.
I like the stuff of my Cuntry. The only was i have is a Sportabzeichen in Gold from my Dad.
Fur Treue Dienste im Gesundheits und Sozialwesen Medaille,
For Loyal Service in Health and Social Welfare.
Instituted 15 Nov 1973 and first awarded on the Day of Health 11 Dec 1973. To all employees of health and social cares for constant dedication and hard work in the service of health and life to the citizens of East Germany.
Bronze, 10 years
Silver, 20 years
Gold, 30 years
Last edited by Hagen; 11-10-2013 at 03:56 PM.
Forgot to say that, although numbered no list has come to light as to whom these medals were awarded to.