Armies of the Ottoman Turks, 1300-1774 (Men-at-Arms, Volume by David Nicolle

By David Nicolle

The delivery of the Ottoman country is shrouded in legend. regardless of the fact of its origins, the Ottomans shaped an Empire which just about succeeded in bringing Christian Europe to its knees. over the last many years of the thirteenth century, the formidable Osman Bey's tiny mountain country took 8 frontier castles plus the Turkish city of Eskisehir. In 1299 Osman seized Yenisehir after operating up the Kara Su valley. With this as its first genuine capital, the Ottoman nation emerged into background poised above the fertile seashores of the ocean of Marmara.

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Honor Grade (H(mg Danh-D{I) Purpose: For honorary bestowal on a member of another service or a foreign serviceman for a worthy mission involving 10 flights on a RVNAF or allied aircraft. continued on page 47 46 Description: There was a large wreath in gold, silver, or bronze. Or it is possible these may simply be for the above grades in a way done earlier, and the Honor Grade is simply without a device. Unfortunately, information on this is lacking. Background: The categorization of the grades and devices is according to JGS/RVNAF Directive HT-655-425.

Continued on page 47 46 Description: There was a large wreath in gold, silver, or bronze. Or it is possible these may simply be for the above grades in a way done earlier, and the Honor Grade is simply without a device. Unfortunately, information on this is lacking. Background: The categorization of the grades and devices is according to JGS/RVNAF Directive HT-655-425. The wreath devices for the suspension ribbon are quite large, about 22mm, but the jet plane devices are the same tiny ones used on the service bars.

The ribbon is blue 12mm, white 12mm, blue 12mm. Gold Anchor or First Class Description: The device is a gold anchor on both the suspensiqn ribbon and service bar. Silver Anchor or Second Class Description: The device is a silver anchor on both the suspension ribbon and service bar. Bronze Anchor or Third Class Description: The device is a bronze anchor on both the suspension ribbon and service bar. Background: The US-made version is flattish and has a fixed suspension, rather large lettering, and neater, if scrawnier looking, enamel work in the center.

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