REPUBLIC OF IRELAND UNITED NATIONS PEACE KEEPERS SERVICE MEDAL
Offered is an original Republic of Ireland United Nations Peace Keepers Medal & United Nations Medal for service in Lebanon.
The obverse of the medal depicts Éire, a national personification of Ireland, standing along a shoreline while releasing a dove over the sea. The dove carries an olive branch in its beak. Farther out, on the horizon is a flock of wilde geese in flight. The reverse bears the legend UNITED NATIONS FOR PEACE, at the top in Irish and below in English. The medal is attached to the ribbon by a straight unswivelled bar. Comes with the standard United Nations Medals, with ribbon for service in lebanon. Mounted for wear, un-named as issued. Rarely is this medal set seen for sale.
The UN Peacekeepers Medal was introduced in 1989. Members, both current and former, of the Defence Forces or Chaplaincy Service who have served with a United Nations peacekeeping mission and have eared a United Nations Medal are eligible for award of this Irish Defence Force honour. The UN Peacekeepers Medal may only be awarded once to an individual. The period of qualifying service is waived for those members who are killed or presumed killed while serving overseas. In those cases the medal is awarded posthumously and presented to the next of kin.
||10 x 5 x 5 cm