Israeli Army 317th paratroop brigade Yom Kippur War commemorative medal
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IDF [317th] Paratroop Brigade ("Khativat haTsankhanim") Yom Kippur War silvered commemorative medal, 1973; struck in bronze; no maker mark; weight, 93.15g; size, 59mm: obverse depicts eagle with legend "Paratroop Brigade Yom Kippur War", and reverse lists the "Brigade's Battles" - "participation in the penetration into Syria, conquest of Tel-Shams, conquest of Umm-Butna, participation in the battle of the "Chinese Farm" [in the Sinai], participation in the mopping up of the Goshen agricultural zone, conquest of the Syrian part of Mount Hermon".

The emblem used in the design of the medal is not that of the famous permanent standing 35th Paratroop Brigade, which is a winged snake, but of the reserve 317th Paratroop Brigade (known as the "Eagle Formation" - in Hebrew, "Otzevet haNesher"). Nevertheless, both the regular and reserve components of the paratroop corps fought together in the same battles.

The 317th Brigade was founded in 1957 as the first reservist brigade of the Paratroop Corps and its numerical designation changed a few times, originally from 80, to 317, to 939 and finally to 226 (as it is known today). In AU, with lacquered surface and very light wear on the eagle's wings.

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