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    Frank Dutil
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    New defence ministry medal established on 1 August 2015 by ministerial order 470. Aerospace Forces are born from the merger of Air Defence Forces and Space Forces. The same ministerial order details all changes to awards, insignia, flags.

    Awarded to military and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation serving in the Air Force or discharged from military service in the Air Force, for conscientious service (work) of 20 years or more in calendar years on condition of having previously been awarded a decoration of the Air Force "For merit", "For distinction" or a commendation.

    The extensive ministerial order also details it replaces the following 3 awards, the Medal "For Service in the Air Force", Medal "For Service in Space Forces" and the Medal "Chief Marshal of Aviation Kutakhov. The latter barely lasted a year. The design is a amalgam of the first two awards.

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    #17587
    Frank Dutil
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    The extensive ministerial order abrogates these.
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    #17588
    Frank Dutil
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    The same order also abrogates the establishment orders of these three commemorative pieces, they are no longer to be awarded, Medal "100 Years of the Air Force", Commemorative Badge "50 Years of the Space Age" and Commemorative Badge "100 Years of Air Defence".
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    #17595
    Frank Dutil
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    The same order creates two new decorations (breast badges). The decoration "For merit" and the decoration "For distinction" of Aerospace Forces.

    The basic design is similar to the already existing decorations of the Air Force with the addition of an eight point star at the meeting point of the cannon and propeller at centre.
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    The decoration "For merit" of Aerospace Forces is awarded to officers and and warrant officers in military service with aerospace forces for five or more calendar years: for the exemplary performance of military duty, skilful and competent management of the actions of subordinates on duty crews, for high performance indicators; for services in the planning, organization and delivery of air defence combat duty crews (operational service); for high results in education of subordinate personnel or in the development of new equipment and weapons; for professional excellence, excellent performance in combat training and field (air) training.

    The decoration "For distinction" of Aerospace Forces is awarded to soldiers, sergeants and master sergeants, in military service under contract in the Aerospace Forces for five years or more (if class qualification at least second class): for outstanding achievements in the development of weapons, military and special equipment, and exemplary military discipline; for the successful fulfillment of special tasks; for excellent performance in combat training and skills for at least two years.

    By the same stroke, the decorations of the Air Force "For merit" and "For distinction" and the decoration of Space Forces "For merit" are abolished.
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    #17597
    garry
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    Very informative post. Thanks.

    #17612
    megan
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    Aaarghhh!

    Runs off pulling out hair.

    Megan
    http://www.medals.org.uk/

    #17613
    Frank Dutil
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    Megs, the cancelled awards are still worn, simply no longer awarded… But yeah, I share the feeling.

    #17616
    megan
    Moderator

    Oh, as they have existing they’d still have a place on my site… it just seems to be a full-time job keeping up with the Russian Federation’s gongs without worrying about the rest of the world!

    #17617
    Frank Dutil
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    it just seems to be a full-time job keeping up with the Russian Federation’s gongs without worrying about the rest of the world!

    Keeps me outa trouble anyway… ;)

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    #11734
    Frank Dutil
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    Here she is… The keen eye will notice the new AF emblem on the reverse bearing the star at the point where the prop and the sword cross.
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