Egypt/Syria: Union Order of the United Arab Republic, 1958-1961; size (medal only): 48 x 62mm; weight: 23.8g. Obv. leg. "United Arab Republic | We will protect it"; map of the Arab world encompassing Egypt & Syria. Rev.: leg. "Anniversary of the establishment of the United Arab Republic | 13th Rajb 1377 - 1st February 1958". Medal instituted on 16 Feb. 1958 to commemorate creation of the UAR (1958-61), comprised of Egypt and Syria, and was awarded to all members of the armed forces who were serving on 1 February 1958, as well as to selected civilians.