Berlin Medallion 1946
Photographs courtesy of cfpg02
I recently came across a bronze medallion 2" diameter. On one side it has the red & black formation sign in enamel and the words BRITISH TROOPS IN BERLIN, on the other side it has an embossed/stamped picture of what appears to be the olympic stadium. There is no date or other marks. I would like to hear from anyone who knows how old it is and whether it was struck for any special event or award. I haven't been able to find anything about it at all so I'd welcome any information.
And an answer to the query:-
It would appear that the British Military Commander authorised the reopening of the Sports Stadium on 7th September 1946 to allow the "Eight Nations' Track & Field" competition between Allied troops.
This event was on 7th & 8th September, and the medallion was issued to commemorate it!
These photographs and the text were taken from the Forum. The Thread can be seen here