The history of the badge goes back to 1954, when the decoration “For the Voyage to England” was established. All the crew of the cruiser “Sverdlov”, which took part in the parade devoted to the coronation of the English Queen Elisabeth II, were rewarded with the decoration.
Further, in 1956, the next decoration was established. It was devoted to the visit of the Soviet ships, including the cruiser “Ordzhonikidze” and the destroyers “Sovershenny” and Smotryaschy”, to England.
The first decoration pin badge “For the Long Campaign” was approved by the Order of May 22, 1961 No 149, issued by the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy. According to the Order, the decoration was awarded to the Navy sailors for their participation in long and special campaigns by battle ships and auxiliary vessels of the Soviet Navy.
The presentation of the chest pin badges “For the Long Campaign” is carried out in state by the commander of the ship.
The badges with an image of a submarine are awarded to the crew of a submarine; with an image of a cruiser – to the crew of a surface vessel.
The badge is carried on the right side. Sailors and civil personnel of the Navy may be awarded with the pin badge “For the Long Campaign” only once. In case of losing it, a new one is not given.
The modern pin badge “For the Long Campaign” was approved by the Order of March 21, 199 No 123, issued by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.
The pin badge is awarded to the Navy sailors who have proven themselves and shown high discipline, and to the civil personnel of the Navy for their participation in long campaigns by ships and vessels of the fleet, provided that they have successfully fulfilled their tasks.
The “Long Campaign” means:
moving from one theater of operations to the other (for all the ships of the Navy);
campaigns without stopping at bases, with length of more than a half out of full autonomy (for a submarine);
the duration of the campaign is not less than 30 days with passing at least 500 miles from the base (for surface ships of the 3rd rank and vessels with displacement up to 1000 tons);
the duration of the campaign is not less than 45 days including the ships of the Northern Fleet passing the Norwegian Sea;
the ships of the Pacific Fleet passing 300 miles from the base;
the ships of the Black Sea Fleet passing the Aegean Sea;
the ships of the Baltic Fleet passing the North Sea (for surface ships of the 1st or 2nd rank and vessels with displacement of more than 1000 tons).
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