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  2. Great Britain & Commonwealth Realms

    1. Great Britain: Orders, Gallantry, Campaign Medals

      For Discussions on all aspects of British Civic Orders, Gallantry Awards, Military Campaign Medals, Long Service and Jubilee Medals (not specifically covered in Colonial or Commonwealth Sections) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain

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    2. Great Britain: Militaria: Badges, Uniforms & Equipment

      For Discussions relating to all aspects of British Militaria including: Swords, Firearms, Badges, Insignia, Uniforms, Headgear, & Equipment.

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    3. Great Britain: Research, Documentation & History

      For topics relating to researched medal groups, research of British/Colonial servicemen & women or items of historical military interest.

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    4. Great Britain: Mervyn Mitton's British & Colonial Police Forces

      Forum dedicated to the memory of Mervyn Mitton relating to the history of the British Police & Fire Services. It includes the many Colonial Police Forces of the Empire & Commonwealth.

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    5. Great Britain: Empire: Colonial Including South Africa & India: Awards, Militaria & History

      Medals, Awards, Badges, Research, Militaria and History of the Empire to include wars & campaigns in colonies that were part of the British Empire such as South Africa India & Hong Kong

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    6. Commonwealth Realms: Canada, New Zealand & Australia Medals & Militaria

      For discussions relating to Medals, Awards, Uniform, Equipment & History of Canada, New Zealand & Australia

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  3. Germany:

    1. Deutsche Kaiserreich: Man spricht Denglish

      Deutsch sprechendes Forum. Während aller Zeiträume der deutschen Militärgeschichte.

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    2. Germany: All Eras: Signature Database

      Post images of signatures that you own so we can start a comprehensive database of German official signatures from all eras.

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    3. Germany: All Eras: The Iron Cross

      All Classes of Iron Cross awarded 1815 to 1945

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    4. Germany: Imperial: The Orders, Decorations and Medals of The Imperial German States

      This section if for comprehensive discussion on the Awards and Decorations of the Imperial German States.

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    5. Germany: Imperial: Rick (Research) Lundstrom Forum for Documentation and Photographs

      Forum established in memory of Rick (Research) Lundstrom 1956-2013 : Imperial German historical research, documentation and photographs

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    6. Germany: Imperial Uniforms, Headwear, Insignia & Personal Equipment

      Uniforms, Helmets, Headwear, Insignia, Weapons, & Personal Equipment.

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    7. Germany: Weimar Republic & Deutsche Freikorps

      Militaria & History of the Deutsches Reich 1919 to 1933

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    9. Germany: Third Reich: Uniforms, Headwear, Insignia & Equipment

      Third Reich Uniforms, Helmets, Headwear, Insignia, Weapons, Belt Buckles & Personal Equipment.

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    11. Germany: Third Reich: Research, Documentation & Photographs

      Historical research, documenation and photographs

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    12. Germany: Post 1945: Bundesrepublik & DDR

      West Germany BDR, East Germany DDR & Reunification Bundesrepublik

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  4. Russia

    1. Russia: Imperial

      For all Militaria, Medals & Decorations relating to the Imperial Russian Court

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    2. Russia: Soviet Orders, Medals & Decorations

      For all Orders, Medals & Decorations relating to the United Soviet Socialist Republic Союз Советских Социалистических Республик (CCCP)

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    3. Russia: Soviet: Other Militaria

      For all Militaria, Uniforms, Headgear & Equipment relating to the Soviet Union.

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    4. Russian Federation

      For all Militaria, Medals & Decorations relating to the Russian Federation

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  5. European States

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    4. Austro-Hungarian Empire

      For all Militaria, Orders, Medals & Decorations relating to Austria-Hungary 1867 to 1918

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    5. France

      For discussions on the Awards & Militaria of the French Empires, Republics and Colonies

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    6. Spain

      For all Militaria, Orders, Medals & Decorations relating to Spain including the Spanish Civil War.

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    7. Turkey

      For all posts relating to Turkish Militaria & History

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  6. Rest of the World: Medals & Militaria

    1. Africa

      Awards and Medals of the African Nations. Medals directly relating to Colonial Powers should be posted in the relevant country i.e. Great Britain or France etc

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    2. China

      Medals and Militaria of Imperial, Nationalist and Communist Peoples Republic of China

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    3. Republic of Cuba

      For all Militaria and Awards relating to the República de Cuba

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    4. Middle East & Arab States

      For all Awards & Militaria relating to the Middle East & Arab States

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    5. People's Republic Mongolia

      For all Militaria and Awards relating to the Бугд Найрамдах Монгол Ард Улс (Mongolian People's Republic).

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    6. Japan

      For discussions relating to Militaria, Orders, Medals Decorations of Japan

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    7. South East & East Asia

      For discussions on the Militaria, Awards & Decorations of Vietnam, Korea & other South East Asian Countries.

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    8. South Asia

      For all Awards & Militaria relating to South Asian Republics including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar/Burma, India & Pakistan.

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    9. United States of America

      For discussions relating to Militaria, Orders, Medals Decorations and Military History of the United States of America.

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    10. Rest of the World: Militaria & History

      Discusions on Militaria from around the world, not already covered in main categories.

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  7. Military History by Period

    1. Napoleonic Wars

      For discussion on all aspects of the period between 1750-1815 including the Seven Years War, American War of Independence, Napoleonic Wars and War of 1812.

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    2. The Great War 1914 to 1918

      For discussions relating to the military history of The Great War.

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    3. World War II 1939 to 1945

      For discussions relating to the history of The Second World War.

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    4. Modern Campaigns and Conflicts

      For discussions relating to Post WWII Conflict and War. Including Korea, Vietnam, Malaya, Oman, The Balkans and Northern Ireland. It includes current ongoing Conflicts and War Zones. i.e. Iraq & Afghanastan.

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  8. Special Interest Section

    1. Document Archive Support

      Discussion links to articles and files uploaded

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    3. Inter-Allied Victory Medals of the Great War

      Victory Medals of the allied countries of World War I

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    4. Fascism In Europe 1919 to 1945: Badges, Uniforms & Regalia

      For apolitical discussion relating to the badges uniforms and regalia of the various Fascist Parties and Organisations that existed during the first half of the 20th Century. It includes Italy, Spain and National Socialist Parties operating in German Occupied Territories.

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    5. Masonic Medals & Jewels

      For discussions relating to Masonic Medals & Jewels.

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    6. Coins & Commemorative Medallions

      This section is for the subject of MILITARY related coins and medallions.

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    7. Preservation & Restoration of Military Artifacts

      Need to know the correct way to preserve or restore items in your collection. Look no further.

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    8. Military Art

      Discussions for the artistic amongst us. Covers paintings, drawing, photography and modelling.

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    9. Non Military Collectibles & Antiques

      What else do you collect?

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  9. Members Area

    1. GMIC Competition Forum

      This section is for Competitions for Members Only

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    2. Members Valuation and Identification Forum

      Require a peer evaluation? Also post your unidentified medals and militaria here.

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    4. Books & Films

      Read a good book, seen a good film? Review and recommend books & films.

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    5. Places to Visit

      Military Collectors Shows, Museums, Battlefields and Bunkers.

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    • Hi Ilieff Thank you for confirming it had been awarded to members of IR 9.  Then this was the IR named after the Czar's Mother Clementine.  I have a fine book by Romanff on Bulgaria who states the medals being awarded to her Household and as you pointed out to her staff likely.  I recall the guy who sold me a fine silver medal telling me it was for the officers of the IR and never mentioned Household.  I believe the one on the bar is a solid gold example since that belonged to Ferdinand.  I remember about a decade ago there was a gold wedding medal/crown belonging to Ferdinand or member of royal family going up for Auction in the UK. Never saw another one after that.... Thanks Yankee
    • According to wikipedia: "The Lancashire Artillery Volunteers were first raised in 1859 as part of the Volunteer Force raised in response to threats of French Invasion.[1] A total of 23 Artillery companieswere raised initially. However, in Manchester, numerous units that would later form the Lancashire Artillery Gunners had existed from as early as 1804, when the Duke of Gloucester inspected the Heaton Artillery Volunteers before they were shipped off to the fronts of the Napoleonic Wars The style is defineitely Voctrian and there are several for sale, including one which at a quick glance seems almost identical to the 5th Lancahsire Volunteer Artillery, described as 'officers, full dress' and found here: https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-us/auction-catalogues/laidlaw-auctioneers-and-valuers/catalogue-id-srlai10004/lot-2a500189-2467-40e6-af43-a4250003ef87 If you google 'Victorian volunteer sabretache' you'll find a number of examples, including a Pintrist page with at least a dozen.  Sorry, I'cvwe no idea of value but not cheap, i shouldn't think.  Perhaps the sale at the auction house will help, if they publish their prices realized.
    • Hi I came across your pictures of the 1911 Merionethshire Police Officers whilst doing a Google search of Corwen Photos. I am doing some research for the museum in Corwen which covers the old county of Ederyrnion.   I have two questions.  Firstly is it possible with referencing, to use members information posted here at the museum (no commercial use) and secondly does anyone have any photos or documents they would be happy for us to use at the museum. The 1911 images which drew me to this forum would be an example.  On a more personal note my grandfather was injured leaving Dunkirk and as a result was offered a position with the police force in Corwen. He came originally from mid Wales and  there are no family links to the area. Was this a normal thing to do? He would have been about 32.  Many thanks Laura
    • The decoration has been presented to members of the 9th infantry regiment but it's highly possible that a small number has also been presented to the Princess's personal suite and/or Her relatives abroad. Authors on Bulgarian decorations suggest that gold medals (I assume silver gilt) were presented to staff/senior officers of the regiment. Prince Ferdinand has also been enlisted as an officer of this regiment, thus being decorated too. Silver medals were given to the rest of the officers while bronze ones - to NCOs and probably enlisted men. No known data of actual quantity of medals being awarded. I do believe that the decoration process was not a single act, so numbers might vary. Just to get a general idea, at the start of the Balkan war in 1912, the total number of men enlisted was just over 4 800. Logically, the total number of medals should be less or roughly similar to this. It's a very rare decoration nowadays. As far as I know, even the small museum dedicated to the regiment in Plovdiv do not have it on display.
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