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'Jewish Brigade' badge for service decoration
Item code: 0120034

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Jewish Brigade decoration: small rectangular Badge for Service with the British forces in World War II. Awarded to every soldier who served in the Jewish Brigade of the British Army for a minimum period of 6 months.

In its original version this badge was in enamelled color - blue-white-blue - with a Star of David at the center. Later versions also included thin red bars underneath, whose number indicated the battalion in which the soldier had served (1 to 3). After the establishment of the State of Israel, in 1961 the State instituted a ribbon for security engagements called the "Volunteers Ribbon" whose criteria for merit overlapped with that of the British badge for service, and could therefore be worn on top of the Volunteers Ribbon.

This piece's rectangular body measures 55mm wide x 70mm high, with a double-pronged back (formed from a single length of wire), and weighs 0.60 grams. Scarce.

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