The Commemorative Medal for the
Medaille Commemorative de la Campagne d'Indochine.
Instituted 1st August 1953 for award to French and French
Colonial troops with 3 months or more service in the Indochina
theatre of operations between 16th August 1945 and 27th July 1954.
The Medal: Bronze 36mm diameter, obverse; a seven headed cobra
under a tablet inscribed INDOCHINE supporting the three headed
Erawan, surrounded by REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE. Reverse; a laurel and
oak wreath surrounded by the inscription CORPS EXPEDITIONNAIRE
FRANCAIS D'EXTREME-ORIENT. The medal suspension is in the form of an
eastern dragon. Ribbon; green edged with four yellow and three green
vertical stripes. The official version of the medal is shown here,
locally produced, cruder versions exist which are a little scarcer
to find (and hence higher priced).