Polish Cross of Combat Action (Battle of Britain & Air Combat Operations)

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Poland 1979-1999, dimensions 42mm x 42mm

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Badge in the form of a maltese cross measuring 42 mm x 42 mm, on the obverse of the cross an eagle of the Polish Armed Forces in Exile, on the reverse an inscription (Polish Armed Forces in the West). Cross worn on a ribbon with vertical white and magenta stripes, blue, black and green.

Two rectangular bars on the ribbon; “Działanie Bojowe Lotnictwa” (Air Combat Operations) and “Bitwa o Anglie” (Battle of Britain). Cross awarded to a pilot of the Polish Air Force who took part in the Battle of Britain and other Air Combat Operations.

The cross was designed by Edward Gorol, made in the National Mint between 1978-1999. The crosses were given to the participants of the combat operation of the Polish Armed Forces in the West during the Second World War in 1939-1945.