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  1. Hello Noor, Portuguese Order of the Tower and the Sword, I think. More often seen on a blue ribbon ... Regards, Hendrik
  2. Thank you, Peter, for your illuminating input ! Shall we settle on either "Divisional Train Transport" or "Divisional Transport Train" for the time being and until a better description is offered ? Regards, Hendrik
  3. Hello Gents, I've recently been able to acquire 2 campaign medals that I believe to have belonged to the same recipient : General Service Medal, bar Iraq, to "4526 DVR. ALLAH DAD. S&T. CORPS" and India General Service Medal, bars Waziristan 1921-24 and Mohmand 1933, to "O-153463 DVR. ALLA DAD,17 D.T.T. COY." Despite the missing "H" in the second medal's naming, could they indeed have been awarded to the same person ? As to the units involved, I think S&T Corps stands for Supply and Transport Corps but I have no idea as to what a D.T.T. company is other than presuming it is also transport related. I would appreciate being enlightened on the subject ! Regards, Hendrik
  4. Hi Sampo, There's a few Belgian ones mentioned on this page : http://hmc2.pagesperso-orange.fr/en/spotl/korcitations.html Regards, Hendrik
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    Request for identification assistance - FFL

    Hi, I think that stands for "Lignes Aériennes Militaires" ... Regards, Hendrik
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    Belgium medal

    Hi Marius, FI/OF stands for Front de l'Indépendance/Onafhankelijkheidsfront PA = Partisans Armés MP = Milices Patriotiques All three are WW2 resistance groups. Regards, Hendrik
  7. Hello Simon, Quite correct. The only exception, AFAIK, would have been the British War Medal 1939-45 : permission to wear it was refused by the Belgian authorities as the recipient would also have received its Belgian counterpart, the 1940-45 Commemorative Medal, for the same services rendered. Regards, Hendrik
  8. Hello Kris, I think he would have been entitled to both the 1939-45 Star and the France & Germany Star. Depending on the date of his arrival in Britain, he may have been entitled to the Defence Medal as well. Brigade Piron members usually qualified for those. Regards, Hendrik
  9. Hello Chris, Here's a mate of his ... I note the difference in the way their rank is rendered. Regards, Hendrik
  10. Thanks Chris ! Great stuff. As the medal recipient was a diesel mechanic, the article's praise of the boats' maintenance directly concerns him. Regards, Hendrik
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    Indeed it does ! Only recipients born in France or its "overseas territories" are in the database. Recipients of former colonies haven't been entered in it. Regards, Hendrik
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    Plenty of them but none with those first names : LE BIHAN Alain François Marie 1905/05/05 Finistère ; Lesneven LE BIHAN Alphonse Edmond Louis 1882/12/17 Finistère ; Brest LE BIHAN Ange Marie 1917/10/17 Loire-Atlantique ; Pont-Chateau LE BIHAN Charles Marie Casimir 1798/12/01 Pays-Bas ; Delft LE BIHAN Francis Alfred Henri 1890/11/24 Loire-Atlantique ; Saint-Nazaire LE BIHAN François Marie 1896/01/15 Finistère ; Plouégat-Guerrand LE BIHAN Félix François 1873/02/05 Côtes-d'Armor ; Saint-Igneuc LE BIHAN Gustave Jean Adolphe 1869/01/11 Finistère ; Quimper LE BIHAN Henri Lucien 1903/07/19 Finistère ; Kérity LE BIHAN Hervé Marie 1892/06/09 Finistère ; Roscanvel LE BIHAN Jacques Edouard Eugène Marie 1863/05/02 Finistère ; Brest LE BIHAN Jean Mathurin 1881/06/29 Morbihan ; Locqueltas LE BIHAN Joseph Léon 1895/07/17 Morbihan ; Port-Louis LE BIHAN Joseph Marie 1882/09/12 Morbihan ; Pluvigner LE BIHAN Joseph Marie 1880/11/07 Finistère ; Plougasnou LE BIHAN Joseph Pierre Marie 1887/04/05 Finistère ; Guilvinec LE BIHAN Léon Joseph 1882/08/05 Morbihan ; Lorient LE BIHAN Léon Victor Marie 1909/02/01 Loire-Atlantique ; Pont-Château LE BIHAN Michel Yves Marie 1900/07/23 Finistère ; Pont-l'Abbé LE BIHAN Paul Emile Casimir Auguste 1830/08/17 Nord ; Valenciennes LE BIHAN Pierre Désiré Charles 1865/06/06 Finistère ; Brest LE BIHAN Yves François Marie 1872/04/30 Côtes-d'Armor ; Lannion LE BIHAN Yves Henri 1875/11/05 Mayenne ; Laval The dates and place names refer to birth date and place. Regards, Hendrik
  13. Many thanks Arthur for the perfect answer to my question ! Regards, Hendrik
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    Hello François, I've not heard of or seen one so far. Just a thought : could your man have become a Canadian national after the war and before he received the Legion d'Honneur ? Foreign recipients are not listed in the Leonore database ... Regards, Hendrik