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    jb floyd
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    My limited resources on Russian badges tell me that this design dates from 1925 (it’s dated 1932 on the reverse), but doesn’t give me a proper title for the badge. Can anyone help?
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    #14973
    jb floyd
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    And, can someone with skill in Russian make sense of the inscription? I can only get something about a commander in the Ukraine.
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    #14977
    Frank Dutil
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    Badge of Distinction of the Armed Forces of the USSR for Excellence in Training for Officers of Artillery Units (1925-28)

    Obverse inscription: за отличную подготовку = for excellent training
    (Ref: AVERS 8 page 422 item #1998)

    I’ll give the reverse inscription a go after supper, I think it’s in Ukrainian.

    #14981
    Frank Dutil
    Participant

    Reverse inscription:

    -something- commander
    P-KA "Red Ukraine"
    Comrade Grigoryev A.A.
    For excellent shooting

    #14982
    jb floyd
    Moderator

    Frank,

    Many thanks. Some day I’ll get at learning to read a little more Russian.

    #14983
    Christophe
    Participant

    Hi,

    It is Ukrainian.

    I think the first line is : platoon commander.

    Cheers.

    Ch.

    #15045
    Auke
    Participant

    It is actually in Russian:

    To battery commander
    on the cruiser ‘Chervona Ukraina’ [Red Ukraine]
    Comrade A.A. Grigoryev
    For excellent shooting
    August 4, 1932

    ‘Plutong’ is an old word for platoon. Up until the early 20th century it was used in the Russian navy to indicate a battery of guns of one calibre on a warship.

    #15047
    Frank Dutil
    Participant

    Thanks, great info! I really got stuck on that word.

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