WW2 Period Irish Emergency Medal With 1939-1946 Medal Clasp

WW2 Period Irish Emergency Medal With 1939-1946 Medal Clasp

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For sale is a WW2 Period Irish Emergency Medal With 1939-1946 Medal Clasp.

 
This Irish Emergency 1939-46 Medal with 1939-1946 Medal Bar which means it has 2 years service per medal bar. This medal is Complete with top bar and pin attached ready for wear.
 
The Emergency Service Medal (Irish: An Bonn Seirbhíse Éigeandála) is a military decoration of the Republic of Ireland that was awarded to servicemen who served during The Emergency from 1939 to 1946.
 
The medal is made of bronze, on the front there is an image of a woman with a dog beside her, along the top the words "Re na Práinne" are inscribed in Irish. On the back there is an olive branch with "1939" to one side of it, and "1946" to the other. At the top there are words inscribed in Irish, the words are different across the 11 variants, with each being the Irish name of the organisation or group the individual who received the medal is a member of. The example Medal shown reads "An Fórsa Cosanta Áitiúil", which was the Irish name for the Local Security Forces.
 
Unfortunately the pin is missing on the back, but this may have been done by the veteran so that it could be sewn onto their uniform.
 
These will be sent via royal mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.