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ringo

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About ringo

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  • Birthday 25/04/78

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Near belgian coast
  • Interests
    Military uniforms and medals
  1. Can nobody help me please? Maybe website/dealers online who sell these kind of stuff that i can contact?
  2. Hello, thanks for your reply... no response to my question but i have just posted my question so still have hope...
  3. Oh, i was forgotten: You can find a biography of the General here: http://www.northlincsweb.net/13Base/html/louis_remy_103_sqdn.html
  4. Hello Mervyn, Thank you so much for your answer... I sincerely hope someone will/can help me finding this badge, it would be great to complete the uniform of this "little" Belgian who came to the UK to fight against Germany. General Remy was a great man! After his duty for his country may 1940 he was imprisoned in Oflag VIIIC where he escaped tree times and was therefore send to Colditz were he learned to know a friendly pilot without legs who became his friend. This was without any doubt the legendary Douglas Bader... After his escape from Colditz he fled to Spain through Germany - Belgium - France en Spain and during his journey to the UK was imprisoned again in Miranda. He could - once again - escape and swim ( !!! ) to Gibraltar from where he could travel to the UK... There he met his friends and could become bomber pilot with the 103 squadron. You can say that he was - at least - very motivated to come to the Uk for the Allied case. Therefore i am very happy that i could find this uniform... For now i don't have a mannequin to put the uniform on but i will post a picture of the complete uniform that's a promise! Regards ringo
  5. Hello dear fellow collectors, Recently i obtained the uniform of Brigadier General REMY Louis DFC. REMY was a Belgian pilot officer who flew with 103 squadron during WWII and obtained the DFC for his actions in combat. On the uniform are some ribbons ( Order of Leopold II - Order of Leopold - Belgian War Cross with seven (!) oak leaf ( bars ) and the DFC. The problem is that i have a picture of the General wearing his uniform during his appointment were he wears a pin badge of the 103 squadron on his right upper pocket of his vest and now the badge isn't on the vest anymore... I would love to complete the uniform with a original little 103 squadron badge but is there anyone who can help me find one please? I don't know were to start Thanks in advance Ringo
  6. I have in my collection one ribbon bar that i can't ID. It's a Belgian uniform and the ribbon is between other Belgian ribbons so one could presume that the ribbon is a Belgian one but i never seen this one and as i collect for some years now i would be very surprised if this one would be a Belgian medal without knowing it... As the men has the France and Germany Star rewarded i hope it's a British medal so i can identify him... The picture isn't that clear but you will see that these collors are present: bright bleu - black - red line - black - red line - black - bright bleu. Hope someone can help me! Regards
  7. I have in my collection one ribbon bar that i can't ID. It's a Belgian uniform and the ribbon is between other Belgian ribbons so one could presume that the ribbon is a Belgian one but i never seen this one and as i collect for some years now i would be very surprised if this one would be a Belgian medal without knowing it... The picture isn't that clear but you will see that these collors are present: bright bleu - black - red line - black - red line - black - bright bleu. Hope someone can help me! Regards
  8. Searching for the DFC...

  9. Hello Mike, Thank you for your reply, i have posted a picture of the uniforms medal bars. Meanwhile I will search in the Belgian book of the fire-cross, maybe i can find something... Regards
  10. I have in my collection a General with the ribbon bar of the English 1914 star. Is this medal awarded regular to foreign military personnel? Do you think there are lists where i can find which Belgian personnel received this medal? Regards
  11. ID ribbon bar

    Hello Roel, Thank you for this very appropriate answer. By this answer i could finally ID the General. On the name tag there was the name of "Bievez" and we tought it was the other General Bievez - Bievez Léon ( as on this website http://www.ars-moriendi.be/bievez.htm ) and that the jacket was "updated". Now i know it is a original vest periode '35 so thank you very much. Can you tell me how you found the men without any further information? Regards
  12. ID ribbon bar

    Dear Jeff, Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. I am not searching for the full medals because i like uniforms with medalbars on it, certainly like this uniform! I was wondering, as there are not more than 100 medals for every country, would there be a list of persons who received the medal. I know King Albert I received one but thats the only thing i know... Regards
  13. ID ribbon bar

    Hello Dave and Jeff, Thank you very much to identify the last two ribbons. I have antoher two questions about the medals, => is it possible to check out when my General received his OBE? Is there any service who register the names of the men/women who receives this medal? => is the Panamanian Order of Solidarity a rare medal to find in the class? Regards Ringo
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