El Cid and the Reconquista 1050-1492 (Men-at-Arms, Volume by David Nicolle

By David Nicolle

The very identify El Cid sums up a lot of the precise personality of medieval Spanish battle. It comes from the Arabic al sayyid, grasp or chieftain, and turns out to were given to Rodrigo de Vivar by means of his Muslim foes. yet used to be it given in acceptance of El Cid's victories opposed to Islam within the 'Reconquista' – or simply because this Castilian nobleman used to be as content material to serve beside the Muslims as to struggle them? the tale of the Christian conquest of the Iberian peninsula which gave upward thrust to the legend of El Cid, is the following tested by means of David Nicolle, who outlines the historical past, strategies, palms and armour of the period.

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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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