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Badge in Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the 104th Super Heavy Howitzer Brigade, 1973 issue.

Aluminum, "cold" enamels, lacquer. Medallion measures approx. 37 mm tall (including the eyelet) x 38 mm wide. The medallion shows a Soviet 203-mm howitzer on caterpillar tracks and inscription "30 Years of Prazhskaya Order of the Red Banner, Order of Suvorov Artillery Unit". The reverse shows the dates "1 May 1943 - 1 May 1973". The stripes on the suspension device represent ribbons for Order of the Red Banner and Order of Suvorov, 2nd cl. awarded to the unit. There is logo of the Leningrad Mint on the reverse of the suspension. The badge is of very nice quality, as typical of the Sov

Aluminum, "cold" enamels, lacquer. Medallion measures approx. 37 mm tall (including the eyelet) x 38 mm wide. The medallion shows a Soviet 203-mm howitzer on caterpillar tracks and inscription "30 Years of Prazhskaya Order of the Red Banner, Order of Suvorov Artillery Unit". The reverse shows the dates "1 May 1943 - 1 May 1973". The stripes on the suspension device represent ribbons for Order of the Red Banner and Order of Suvorov, 2nd cl. awarded to the unit. There is logo of the Leningrad Mint on the reverse of the suspension. The badge is of very nice quality, as typical of the Soviet Mint production. I

This highly decorated brigade played an important role in the Battle of Kursk, Bagration Offensive in Belorussia, and the Battle of Berlin. It received the honorific title of "Prazhskaya" for its role in the capture of the Praga neighborhood of Warsaw (not to be confused with the Czech capital which is homophonic in Russian language.) After the war, it was transformed into 232nd Rocket Artillery Brigade but kept all of its prior awards - hence the nebulous word "unit" in the inscription on its veteran's badge.
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