I have an example in bronze (by Spink) of this medal with the obverse having the portrait of a uniformed President for life Idi Amin Dada. I am looking for any reference material or other information on this medal and possible variations-have seen miniatures of this in bronze and gilt. Year of institution-1971? Obsolete (with the fall and exile) 1979? Any help would be appreciated.
You have the 1972-1979 issue (with President Idi Amin’s head on the obverse). This version of the Medal was instituted by President Idi Amin Dada in 1972 and was suppressed after his fall on 11 April 1979. Like you I’ve seen bronze and gilt versions, but don’t know the significance – length of service, perhaps?
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