What is the Order Pad
Order (Pad) is a device designed to be worn on the uniform garments of the Order Ribbon. The base of the structure is a rectangular shape substrate, which can be made of metal or dense fabric. The fabric bar is more convenient in the sense that allows you to choose the color of the product according to the shade of the uniform.
The metal order plate is attached to the shape by means of a pin, which is located on the back of the product. The fabric bar is simply sewn to the clothes in the right place, namely on the left side of the chest.
If the rewards are large enough, the slats are not worn individually, but are made together, securing in a common pad.
Separate ribbons are attached to the pad in a strictly defined order, which is regulated by the documents of the relevant agency, for example, the Ministry defense or the Ministry of the Interior. $ The higher the award in its status, the higher it should be located in the pad. Each award matches its ribbon color. Do not have separate Order slats some top honours, such as “Sickle and Hammer” and “Gold Star”.
The award bar: facts from the history of
Order ribbons in the USSR were introduced by a special decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the country of June 19, 1943. Each medal or order received a ribbon with a specific color pattern. The ribbon was attached to the uniform by means of a special rectangular bar. In such performance, replacements could be worn instead of awards without risking losing or damaging the order or medal.
The regulations did not allow the wearing of order slats with ribbons on work, field, and everyday uniforms.
In February 2013, Sergey Shoigu, the Russian Defence Minister, made a decision according to which the award ribbons in the form of pads servicemen are obliged to sew not only on uniforms, but also on shirts or sweaters. The feasibility of such a solution is determined by the fact that modern uniforms are different from that used decades ago.
Military historian Andrey Zhukov believes that this kind of wearing is not typical for the Russian army. It is more commonly used in southern countries with warm climates, where ketel is very rarely used. The innovation, however, does not apply to other law enforcement agencies. In the bodies and troops that are part of the system of submission of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, award plates are still worn only on uniform kitel.