Decorations of the Palmach
Source of all pictures: Igor Ostapenko
The Palmach Badge

The badge was worn on the left uniform pocket.

The Palmach was dismantled November 7, 1948. We present the Palmach badge here because it became a clasp on the War of Independence ribbon. In 1968 this combination was replaced by the Decoration of State Warriors.

Look here for some pictures of people wearing the badge.


Versions of the Palmach badge:



War of Independence Ribbon with Palmach clasp at left side

Medal for the soldiers of the Palmach Brigade "HaPortsim" - opening the road to Jerusalem. This medal may have been a transformed badge.

Medal for the soldiers of the second Palmach Brigade

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Medal for the Harel Brigade