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Tuesday, 14 July 2020 00:00

We 'd like to provide you with the following important information about the status of the European Paratroopers "FOR WAR ON VIRUS" - COVID-19 Service Medal. We are proud to inform you that the medal is produced and stocked in our office, but we experienced a high volume of requests and there was a delay in the fulfillment of the orders. Anyway all orders are processed in the order in which they are received and will be shipped by Wednesday 22 July.

If you have not yet requested your COVID-19 Service Medal, do so now, European Paratroopers members and friends can apply for the medal if they meet the criteria, so you may contact our Medal Office in the first instance.


Medal Awarding Criteria

The COVID-19 Service Medal can be awarded to current members of the European Paratroopers Association but also to the armed forces, health and medical services, civil protection organizations, police and firefighters personnel, and to all volunteers who served, at great personal risk, to the front line in the fight against the COVID-19 or have supported those working on the front line by producing and donating vital personal protective equipment, as well as to everyone else who, with dedication, generosity and sincerity provided valuable contributions to the fight. The same medal may be awarded to the COVID-19 survivors and to the people who were helping them dedicating their care, as well as may be awarded posthumously to a designated survivor of the deceased.


Medal & Ribbon Description

The medal is an antique bronze color metal disc 35 mm in diameter. The obverse depicts a triangle (international symbol of the civil defence) with above a biohazard symbol superimposed with a CBRN Gas Mask, (to symbolize the “war on virus”). At the top of the medal is the inscription: "FOR WAR ON VIRUS" and on the bottom is a piece of barbed wire (to symbolize the front-line in the pandemic fight). Centered on the reverse of the medal within a barbed wire circle, is the EPA logo. Encircling it is the inscription "EUROPEAN PARATROOPERS". The medal is suspended from a purplish red (international color of the airborne forces), blue and orange (international colors of the civil defence) ribbon 37mm wide. The ribbon has a wide center orange stripe, flanked on either side by a thin blue stripe, with a wide purplish red stripe at the edges.

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