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Belgian WW2 Medal for Volunteers of the Army Recruitment Centres in France 1940. French version CRAB

Belgian WW2 Medal for Volunteers of the Army Recruitment Centres in France 1940. French version CRAB

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The Medal of the Recruiting Centers 1940 (Médaille des Centres de recrutement 1940 / Medaille van de Recruteringscentra van het Belgisch Leger 1940) is a decoration of the Kingdom of Belgium created by royal decree on 

 granted to any man between the ages of sixteen and thirty-five who responded to the order, given in  by the Government, to join the recruiting centers of the Belgian army in France from  and whose period of absence from their home must count at least 10 days and have taken place before .

The medal exists in three versions according to the linguistic affiliation of the beneficiary: With the inscription in relief “CRAB” for French speakers, “RCBL” for Dutch speakers, and “RZBH” for German speakers.

The Medal of the Recruiting Centers 1940 Design

The medal measures 37 millimeters in diameter and is struck in patinated bronze.

The obverse bears the inscription “CRAB” and “AD HONOREM PATRIAE” in relief and the reverse the year “1940” in relief. The medal is suspended by a ring passing laterally in a suspension barrel at the top of the medal, to a white silk ribbon with a width of 38 mm, in its center horizontally 3 bands of 2 mm, red, yellow, and black symbolizing the Belgian flag.