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  1. Hi Anyone who can tell what medals he is wearing ? I know they are from Finland
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    Finland medals

    Thanks for info
  3. I got this in summer from the daughter to a Danish officer, who were K.I.A. Sparkasse buch with 3000 Rmark.
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    Finland medals

    Great Dane, many thanks for your great help
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    French foreign legion letter 1939

    Hello I brought this letter recently. It is a letter from a Danish Man in The French Foreign Legion, sent to his mother i 1939. He are som informations about the man. (From the danish homepage http://www.danishww2pilots.dk/ Christoffersen, André Fouchard (1920 - n.a.) André Fouchard Christoffersen is trained as observer and serves in the French Foreign Legion before the war. In 1941, he arrives in London and volunteers for the Royal Air Force. He fails to become pilot, and joins “The Buffs” in May 1942. André Fouchard Christoffersen is born on 11 October 1920 in Copenhagen, Denmark. [1] In the mid-1930s he is at sea on different ships crossing the Atlantic. He arrives in Vancouver, BC, on 26 February 1935 on-board MS AMERIKA. Later that year, on 18 June 1935, he deserts the liner SS FREDERIK VIII. He signs on the SS GYDA bound for Jamaica on 22 July 1935. The records state that she returns to New York again on 7 September 1935 on-board SS ANNA MAERSK from Cristobal. [2] He returns to Denmark and serves in the Army Flying Corps from February to November 1937. He is trained as observer, but is too young to be trained as pilot. Therefore, in 1938, he volunteers for the French Foreign Legion. He deserts on 13 September 1940 and arrives in England via Palestine and Egypt in 1941. [3] Enlists in the Royal Air Force He joins the Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve in March 1941 with the rank of Aircraftman 2nd Class (1385562), and is posted to No. 1 Receiving Wing (Flight No. 1, 30 Intake). In April 1941 he has been further posted to No. 8 Initial Training Wing, Newquay, Cornwall. He does not pass the initial exams, and is re-posted to Blackpool to be trained as Wireless Operator/Air Gunner. He is not satisfied with this situation, but is given a second chance, as he is again accepted as Pilot under training in October 1941. This time he passes the initial exams, but fails a second. He leaves the Royal Air Force in April 1942. He tries to be accepted for service in the Royal Norwegian Air Force and Fleet Air Arm, but in the end, in May 1942, he joins the East Kent Regiment “the Buffs”, to which many Danes were recruited during the war (No. 6300536). He survives the war, but at present, I have no further information. [4]
  6. Hi Very nice collection you have, do you have Pics of the KVK from your collection ???
  7. I have beginning to collect KVK after i have sold my S&L Knight Cross. I hope one day to get hands on the Knights Cross to the War Merit Cross.
  8. Some years ago i wrote a letter to Ritterkreuz tr?ger Heinz Jurgens. I received this from him.
  9. Yes it is Heinrici's signature on the Document. Here are my collection of KVK some with and other without swords. One first class.
  10. Thanks for the kind words. Here are pics of KVK it had also belonged to the man who had the Esdtern Front Medal. I will take close up pics of the Unit stamp.
  11. Here are some of my Bandenkampf Collection
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    medals on foreign legion tunic

    Hello Veteran. Many thanks for the information. I have this Us Jacket with Rhin et Danube campain and Extreme Orient. Sorry by the small photo.
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    medals on foreign legion tunic

    Hello. It is a very good and also rare FFL Uniform. Do you know the name of the owner of the Uniform ?? CHeers
  14. Are there any who know who had signed this Urkunde ??? Thanks
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    FFL Badges

    Here are some of my FFL Badges.
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    FFL Items.

    Here are some of my FFL items. Here an 4 REI flag, it was stolen by a Legionnaire at his Captains desk in Marocco and for that he spent some time in jail..
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    The Last Urkunde
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    Hello. The EK2 had belonged to Heinz Jurgens from LSSAH. He received the Knight Cross in May 1945. For about a Month ago i wrote a letter to Hr. Jurgens with a question. Wednesday i received a letter from him. Together with a very friendly letter and some Pics from him. Indeed he is 90 years today !!! Cheers
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    Hello. I'm new at this forum. I collect German Medals and French Foreign Legion Items. Here are some of my German Medals. 100 % Original. Cheers
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    Viet Mihn Flag taken by a Legionnaire

    I have this Viet Mihn Flag in my Collection. They were 'taken' by an German Legionnaire Josef Hartmann in the Battle at Dong Ba in the Northern Vietnam in 1952.
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    Viet Mihn Flag taken by a Legionnaire

    Thanks. No i have brought them from a good French Friend who had them from J.Hartmann.
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    Knights Cross Gallery

    Here are my S&L KC.
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    Viet Mihn Flag taken by a Legionnaire

    Many Thanks. Also in my collection. This Maps.