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  1. Many thanks Guy ... I hoped it was :-)
  2. Hello Gents, Could anyone identify the maker's mark found on the suspension ring of a Belgian Medal for Courageous Acts, Dedication and Humanity ? The mark : The medal : Thanks ! Hendrik
  3. Hi, If my information is correct : V Division = Wandsworth and A Division = Whitehall Regards, Hendrik
  4. Belgian web site

    Hello Jerry, French language version of my site is at http://hmc2.pagesperso-orange.fr/ Working on the English version now, it'll be at http://www.medalcorner.fr/ in due course. Regards, Hendrik
  5. What Belgian Medal ?

    Hello, This one, I think : Regards, Hendrik
  6. Which medal ?

    The website seems to be available again today ... and, yes, awards are "unofficial" ones. Regards, Hendrik
  7. Which medal ?

    Indeed, the website seems to be down for the moment ...
  8. Which medal ?

    Hello Larry, Not quite I'm afraid ... try this one : http://larenaissancefrancaise.org/Les-distinctions It's emitted by a society that basically promotes French language and culture. Regards, Hendrik
  9. Hi, It looks like a horn of affluence followed by the letters BR. That would be the Paris Mint mark with BR for "bronze". Regards, Hendrik
  10. Belgian Bat D'Angleterre bar

    Not wrong, both "types" exist. Miniatures, and their ribbon attachments, are not officially regulated as to their manufacture. There is some similarity to this front stripe bar device on a WWI Commemorative Medal miniature : But straight bars for the same exist there as well ... nothing's written in stone when miniature medals are concerned ... Regards, Hendrik
  11. Belgian Bat D'Angleterre bar

    Sorry to be a spoilsport again, Dave : the "third attachment" is a set of miniature bars representing 2 years of being a POW. It has no official place on this medal's ribbon. They belong on the miniature version of this : Regards, Hendrik
  12. Grandfathers medals, belgium ID please

    Hi, I don't think so. The first idea, i.e. a faded blue and black ribbon for this knight class of the Order of Leopold II, is the correct one for me. Regards, Hendrik
  13. Belgian Bat D'Angleterre bar

    Hello Gordon, Quite right, those are the officially prescribed crossed sabres for the 1940-45 Commemorative Medal. Regards, Hendrik
  14. Belgian Bat D'Angleterre bar

    Further to the number of pilots or aircrew entitled to the clasp, I have found the following names : Flying Hurricanes in Fighter Command Squadrons nos. 87, 213, 32, 43, 145, 46 and 229 were M. Buchin; R. de Cannaert d'Hamalle; B. de Hemptinne; R. de Hemricourt de Grunne; F. de Spirlet; G. Doutrepont; A. Jottard; D. Le Roy du Vivier; R. Malengreau; J. Offenberg; V. Ortmans; J. Philippart; E. Seghers; A. Van den Hove d'Ertsenryck and W. Van Lierde. Flying Bristol Blenheims, in Coastal Command squadrons 235 and 236 were L. Dejace; R. Demoulin; Giovanni Dieu; H. Gonay; L. Heimes; L. Javaux; J. Kirkpatrick; H. Lascot; O. Lejeune; A. Michiels; L. Prévot; R. Roman; A. Van Wayenberghe and F. Venesoen. A total of 29 people. Whether those killed during the war were entitled posthumously, I do not know but any medal (or medal group) that can unequivocally be linked to anyone of the above would be an important part of one's collection. Regards, Hendrik