Honour Cross of the Bundeswehr

'Ehrenzeichen der Bundeswehr'

Price: £14.00 GBP
Availability: Sold
Reference: WW00496
Manufacturer: Not available
Product Description

A very nice postwar German Bundeswehr Honour Cross medal - it's in great condition with miniature ribbon bar.

The Decorations of Honour of the Bundeswehr (German: Ehrenzeichen der Bundeswehr) are a series of military decorations of the Bundeswehr, the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany. These honours and awards were introduced in 1980 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Bundeswehr by then Minister of Defence Hans Apel and subsequently approved by President of the Federal Republic Karl Carstens.

The first awards were made on November 6, 1980. In 2008, the deocrations were updated and received three grades exclusively reserved for heroic deeds. The new awards were the result of a petition by German citizens to restore the order of the Iron Cross.