The Commemorative Medal for Operations in the Middle East 1956
Medaille Commemorative des Operations du Moyen-Orient 1956

Instituted 22nd May 1957, and awarded for service during the Anglo-French operations in Egypt during Operation Musketeer (The Suez Crisis).
The medal: 30mm diameter in bronze, often in gilt. Obverse is of similar design to the WW1 Orient medal but with slightly different suspensions. Reverse inscription  "Médaille Commémorative des Opérations du Moyen-Orient 1956" with mint marks under. Bars: MOYEN ORIENT. Ribbon similar to the Orient medal of 1926
(the gilt type is shown below)



Moyen-Orient 1956 medal medaille


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