The Commemorative Medal of the Abyssinian Campaign
Prince-Regent Karel instituted this bronze medal on 30 January 1947.
It was awarded to those participating in the campaign in Abyssinia between 6 March and 3 July 1941.
The reverse mentions three sites where battles were fought : SAIO, GAMBELA, and ASOSA. The heads of a native and a European soldier on the obverse symbolise the co-operation of natives and Europeans on the battlefield.
Abyssinia Campaign Medal (obverse, reverse)
© Hendrik Meersschaert, 2017