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NZ L1A1 Collector
October 20, 2017, 04:36
Recently I picked up this medal/medallion/challenge coin? Can any of our European members tell me more about it?

All I know is Marche-en-Famenne is a municipalities in Belgium province of Luxembourg, with a rifle range. (thanks wiki). I probably have the info wrong.

https://i.imgur.com/hPCh8pK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vdzQdz3.jpg

Brian in MN
October 20, 2017, 10:04
You might try asking paco.

paco
October 20, 2017, 11:15
An easy one.


CORB means Cercle Officier Reserve Belge

Belgian Reserve Officers Organisation.

When the Belgian Army still had money and a decent army, they organised a national mixed shootinf championship for the Army reserve. FAL, FNC, Highpower, MAG58, Minimi, LAW66mm and Frag gren trowing
You could collect point in all these shootings and the there was a team price and individual price.

The winning team was awarded with this medal. I started to participate when i moved from active to reserve in 1994.

Did several shooting competitions :biggrin:
Those were nice day's.

NZ L1A1 Collector
October 20, 2017, 15:44
Thanks for the info paco, I thought you would have the answer.

I picked it up here in New Zealand, I wonder how it managed to get here. I'm always looking for oddball items with FALs shown on them.

Andy the Aussie
October 20, 2017, 16:00
I'm always looking for oddball items with FALs shown on them. .....so does that mean that if I get an SLR tattooed across my arse you will adopt me ??? Uncle Kevin.... :D

NZ L1A1 Collector
October 20, 2017, 20:10
No problem Andy, I will pin your arse on the wall with the other plaques.

https://i.imgur.com/GGkexbo.jpg

NZ L1A1 Collector
October 20, 2017, 20:29
Here's another medallion/medal/challenge coin?

I believe this one could be from Bisley, the crossed rifles aren't SLR's, I believe them to be FAL rifles.

https://i.imgur.com/DuNdeOF.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/4Ihvovj.jpg

Dean762
October 21, 2017, 02:37
No problem Andy, I will pin your arse on the wall with the other plaques.

https://i.imgur.com/GGkexbo.jpg


Last I heard the statue of the trooper at Cranborne had been moved to SA then to England. It would be interesting to know where it finally landed. It is marvelous.

raubvogel
October 21, 2017, 05:30
.....so does that mean that if I get an SLR tattooed across my arse you will adopt me ??? Uncle Kevin.... :D

http://images.rapgenius.com/ae7e7ebdfaf38b0866785443a993ec92.500x281x14.gif

Here's another medallion/medal/challenge coin?

I believe this one could be from Bisley, the crossed rifles aren't SLR's, I believe them to be FAL rifles.

https://i.imgur.com/DuNdeOF.jpg

But, it seems the left rifle has its rear sight folded down.