The Red Army put emphasis on publicly rewarding bravery, service and dedication. Awards were proudly worn at all times, even in combat. The wearing of awards has come to represent the classic image of the Red Army soldier in the Great Patriotic War. In order to convey this image to the public and at the same time recognise achievement within the unit, we have an awards criteria listed below. Members who are awarded a decoration will be formally presented the award on morning parade by the Commanding Officer at a public event in true Soviet manner with a glass of Vodka! Awards are worn at all public events, with the exception of Victory Day, May 9th, when only the Guards badge may be worn.

AWARDS FOR ATTENDANCE AND LONG SERVICE.

GUARDS BADGE

Guards badge: awarded for attending 10 days or 5 weekends of public shows only. This will take one year to achieve at the earliest. To be worn on the transitional Obr35 with Pogoni only or the Obr43 uniform for any scenario 1943 - September 1945. All members are expecting to aspire to this award at the earliest opportunity.

VALIANT LABOUR MEDAL

Awarded for outstanding contribution to the unit, a good attendance record, hard work & dedication. Awarded as Second Class.

AWARDS FOR ACHEIVEMENT AND CONTRIBTION - EXCELLENT RED ARMY MAN

Excellent Red Army Man: Awarded to members who have achieved a high level of dedication and consistent contribution to the unit .
To be worn on the Obr35 pattern uniform for early war 1941 - 1942 scenarios only.
ORDER OF THE RED STAR

Order of the Red Star: awarded for continued unbroken membership of the unit for 10 years with a minimum attendance of 4 events per year throughout the membership period. To be worn on the Obr35 or Obr43 uniform for any scenario, June 1941 - September 1945.
ORDER OF THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR

Order of the Patriotic War: awarded for continued unbroken membership of the unit for 20 years with a minimum attendance of 4 events per year throughout the membership period. To be worn on the Obr35 or Obr43 uniform for any scenario May 1942 - September 1945.
STALINGRAD MEDAL

Exemplary Service and Dedication To the 2nd Guards Rifle Division.
COMBAT MERIT MEDAL

Combat Merit Medal: awarded for taking part in 8 days/4 weekends of private tactical battles held in winter conditions. This award will take around 4 years to achieve. To be worn with the early red suspension ribbon on the Obr35 pattern uniform. On the Obr43 pattern uniform, the later 5 sided suspension ribbon should be worn. Worn for any scenario June 1941 - September 1945. Held in high regard by the unit due to the hard physical effort involved.

BATTLE MERIT MEDAL

Medal for Bravery: awarded for taking part in 24 days/12 weekends of private tactical battles. This award will take around 12 years to achieve. To be worn on the early red suspension ribbon on the Obr35 pattern uniform. On the Obr43 pattern uniform, the later 5 sided suspension ribbon should be worn. Worn for any scenario June 1941 - September 1945. Held in high regard by the unit due to the hard physical effort involved.

MEDAL FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE CAUCASUS

Awarded for exemplary contribution to the unit. Worn on the Obr43 pattern uniform only for any scenario May 1944 - September 1945. Awarded by unanimous decision of the Central Committee only.

WOUND STRIPE

Issued for wounds that required medical attention.
Worn above the right breast pocket.

WOUND STRIPE

Issued for wounds that required medical attention but a red stripe indicates a less serious wound.
Worn above the right breast pocket.

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