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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The ID pin badge of the operatives and soldiers of the Police Riot Squad Special is to be attached to the upper garment and a special outfit: body armor, individual tactical load-bearing vest.
The pin badge is a goldish metal star of twelve rounded points formed by the beams radiating from the center of convex polished rays.
The chest pin badge (insignia) of the servicemen of the 3rd Separate Special Purpose Brigade of Belorussian Interior Troops.
The symbol of the Brigade is the lynx – a Belorussian forester. It is a slick, fast, accurate and at the same time cunning and clever beast. Obviously, Belarusian commandos and consider themselves the owners of the same qualities.
Sleeve Patch of the 7th Guards Airborne Division.
Achievements: martial name – “Mountain Division”, the Order of the Red Banner, the Order of Kutuzov II degree.
Motto: “Courage, Valor, Honor!”
Russaian Airborne Troops (Vozdushno-Desantnye Vojska, VDV) are known in the army folklore as “Vojska Dyadi Vasi” (Uncle Basil’s Troops) under the name of their founder – General Vassilij Margelov.
Sleeve Patch of the Stavropol District of the Terek Cossack Host.
The Terek Cossacks live along the North Caucasian mountain rivers – Terek, Sunzha, Kura, Malka, Kuma.
Officially the Terek Cossack Host exists since 1577, now it is included in the state register of the Cossack Hosts.
The staff of the Host is located in the city of Vladikavkaz.
The sleeve insignia of the soldiers of the North Caucasus Military District.
The emblem represents stylized images of the snowy peaks of Mount Elbrus, green forests of the Caucasus foothills and blue waters of the river Terek.
By the 58th Army’s strengths, as the response to the military aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia and Abkhazia on 08.08.2008, peace and security of Russian citizens residing in the territory of these republics has been successfully restored.
Sleeve insignia of the 1st special purpose unit “Vityaz” (Hero) of the Internal Troops of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The emblem stands for the years of glorious fighting history.
The unit’s emblem depicts force and confidence brief and to the point: it is the image of a fist over the machine gun.
The majority of the Special Troops units have borrowed the emblem, replacing the unit’s name with theirs.
The symbol of the “Vityaz’s” fighters is the maroon beret.