Polish campaign stars

Award
Polish Campaign Stars
POL Gwiazda Afganistanu awers.pngPOL Gwiazda Iraku awers.pngGwiazda czadu awers.pngGwiazda konga awers.pngGwiazda morza srodziemnego awers.pngPOL Gwiazda Zalog Lotniczych awers.png
Campaign stars for Afghanistan, Iraq, Chad, Congo, Mediterranean Sea and Air Crew (with clasp).
TypeCampaign medal
Awarded forOverseas service with Polish forces
Country Poland
Presented bythe President of Poland
EligibilityPolish military and civilian personnel, as well as foreigners serving in support of Polish Forces
StatusCurrently awarded
Established14 June 2007 (as general)
Precedence
Next (higher)Medal for Long Marital Life
Next (lower)Other crosses and awards in the order they were received.

Polish campaign stars were established on 14 June 2007 to recognize military and civilian participants of overseas missions since 2002. Polish personnel must have been present for at least one day. Foreigners may be presented with a campaign star for collaborating with Polish forces during the mission. [1]

Appearance

The medal is 44 mm across in a bronze patina in the shape of a four pointed star. Behind the star are two crossed swords, blades pointing upward. The raised monogram of the letters "RP" is found in the top arm of the star. In the middle of the star is the name of a country or a geographical area for operations. On the lower arm and between the upper arms are stylized laurel leaves. The reverse contains the two-line inscription "PACI SERVIO" (Service to peace) in the center of the star, with a place below for engraving dates of service.

The award is suspended on the ribbon in the color defined for each individual star, in a width of 35 mm, with a red stripe width of 4 mm through the center, which has white stripes on the sides of a width of 2 mm and symmetrically arranged along the edges of connected strips or stripes in the colors of the flag state or area.

Clasps may be awarded for a specific military operation or for repeated deployments. Clasps are horizontal bars 38 mm wide and 5 mm tall. They are in a dull, brown patina, with polished edges, a polished Arabic numeral, or the name of a specific military operation. Ribbon bars are identical to the ribbon suspending the star.

Polish Campaign Stars:

Ribbon Campaign Established Notes
POL Gwiazda Afganistanu BAR.svg Afghanistan Star 31 July 2007 [2]
POL Gwiazda Iraku BAR.svg Iraq Star 31 July 2007 [2]
POL Gwiazda Czadu BAR.svg Chad Star 12 February 2010 [3]
POL Gwiazda Konga BAR.svg Congo Star 12 February 2010 [3]
POL Gwiazda Morza Srodziemnego BAR.svg Mediterranean Sea Star 12 February 2010 [3]
POL Gwiazda Zalog Lotniczych BAR.svg Air Crew Star 4 May 2012 [4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Robertson, Megan C. (31 May 2009). "Poland: Afghanistan Star". Medals of the World. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
  2. ^ a b Dziennik Ustaw 2007 nr 151 poz. 1074
  3. ^ a b c Dziennik Ustaw 2010 nr 32 poz. 170
  4. ^ Dziennik Ustaw 2012 nr 0 poz. 625

External links

  • Act of 14 June 2007 amending the Act of 16 October 1992 medals and decorations. (Official Gazette No. 123 of 9 July 2007, pos. 848) (Polish)
  • Polish President Regulation of 31 July 2007 amending Regulation of 10 November 1992 on the description, material, dimensions, designs, drawings and how to wear badges and the circumstances of orders and decorations. (Official Gazette No 151 of 22 August 2007, pos. 1075) (Polish)
  • Military decorations (including Polish Campaign Stars) at the President of Poland site (Polish)
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