Proficiency Medal of the Royal Dutch East Indies Army, in Gold
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The Proficiency Medal of the Royal Dutch East Indies Army was established by the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies in 1919, but it was permanently discontinued when the Royal Dutch Indonesian Army was disbanded in 1951.
It was awarded to members of the Royal Dutch Indonesian Army in recognition of completion of athletic proficiency tests.
The Gold Medal was awarded for the completion of five proficiency tests. A gilt number clasp was awarded for the completion of more than 5 tests to denote the total number of completed tests. The obverse inscription translates to “For Proficiency,” and the reverse acronym stands for “Nederlands Indisch Leger” (Dutch Indonesian Army).
There may be additional versions of the Gold Medal that differ in size.
Obv: VOOR VAARDIGHEID Rev: NIL
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