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    Collector of South African War (1899-1902) in all aspects, Medals, Badges, Books, China all Collectables with regards to the Boer War......

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  1. Without the colour it is hard to tell....... But first of all this is not an official ribbon bar...... First: Could be either Distinguished Flying Medal (White with Narrow Purple Diagonal Stripes) or Air Force Medal (Crimson Stripes) Middle: Distinguished Flying Cross Last: Same as First Ribbons in wrong order....... Looks like a made up broach for wife or girlfriend...... Mike
  2. Good Morning Everyone..... Dug out a book that I have had for a while..... THE HISTORIE BOOKE - A TALE OF TWO WORLDS AND FIVE CENTURIES - 1537 / 1638 / 1903 Done to keep in lasting remembrance the joyous meeting of the HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY of LONDON and the ANCIENT and HONORABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY of the MASSACHUSETTS in the TOWNE OF BOSTON- A.D. 1906 It is a limited edition of 250 books and printed in the US...... One of the nice things is that it gives full nominal rolls of both the London Regiment and the Massachusetts Regiment...... In the book it gives a description of a medal like the one shown but no picture (damn) but not who got them, I am thinking that they may have been given out to senior members / officers of the Massachusetts Company from the London Company..... The ribbon that is shown in the book attached to a line drawing in gold if of the American Committee of the Hon. Art. Co. 1897 medal is the same as the one shown herein..... Interesting reading as it gives the full history of the H.A.C. ..... Here is a quote that is interesting: At last came Yorktown; and soon the great victory -- a victory of both the English people and the American people -- crowned the years of struggle. June 10, 1783, the last General of the Day in the American Army of the Revolution inspected, turned off, and visited the guards. By a remarkable chance, if nothing more, he was the same officer by whos orders, on the evening of the fight at Lexington, the first guard of the army has been mounted at the foot of Prospect Hill. His name was Major-General Heath; and he also stands upon the long roll of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. Mike
  3. Yes you are correct on the meaning of H.A.C........ The ribbon is their colours and design....... Mike
  4. Hi Stefan...... I am sorry for you that it did not turn out to be a silver one...... But having a test striking is also great..... Is there anyway that you can remove that UGLY hanger that has been soldered on the back ????????? The only other one that I have handled had an UGLY hole drilled in the top to hang it on the wall...... Mike
  5. Don't think that it is lead but possibly what is called white metal..... Mike
  6. What I understand and I may be wrong that only two were made of silver and one was named and awarded to Baden-Powell..... Using a little Holmes logic the other one would have been made for someone special and also be named..... Maybe the officer in command of the Commando in which they served????? Mike
  7. Stefan...... I forgot to ask what is the metal of the second plaque.......????? Mike
  8. Good Morning Stephan....... What is posted here and on the following two threads in the ABW Forum is all the information that I have...... http://www.angloboerwar.com/forum/20-tribute-medals-medallions-and-commemorative-coins/3650-commemorative-medallion-scandinavian-corps-at-magersfontein-1899#3653 http://www.angloboerwar.com/forum/11-research/9088-the-scandinavian-corps#14171 Mike
  9. What I can see in the frame looks OK to me...... M.
  10. Mystery solved...... Served in SAMR during WW1 and not Boer War where I was looking...... M.
  11. Hi Garry Sorry but I am unable to find him on any of the lists that I have..... I even checked the casualty list to see if he is listed as being wounded and he is not there...... At least not under that name..... Mike
  12. Welcome to the forum...... Can you please advise as to what his full name is????? Mike
  13. Hi Michael...... I have a funny feeling that our friend Georg may think that the numbers are unit numbers not numbers given to individual soldiers..... If he wants all of the lists he will have tp purchase "Clive Law's Regimental Numbers of the Canadian Army, 1936-1960" book...... All I can say is thank God I collect Boer War, a lot less confusing...... Mike
  14. Good evening, Gentlemen. Sorry, maybe I'm confused in the definitions, but did not fully understand transcript SC 2205 J.B.R. CARON : CARON IS A W.W.2 SOLDIER THAT HAS VOLUNTEERED FOR SERVICE DURING THE KOREAN WAR THAT IS WHY HE HAS THE LETTER "S" BEFORE HIS NUMBER "I have been told that S is for an NCO" (#1) – what means an NCO ? THE LETTER "S" DOES NOT MEAN NCO, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER..... VERY VERY OLD WIVES TALE SC - the letter "S" was set as whole after WW2 or this is an addition for his code during WW2 ? THIS DESIGNATION WAS NOT USED DURING WW2, ONLY KOREA The letter "C" refers to the M3, but there is no regiment 2205 ( "Militia District 3 - Prefix C - Eastern Ontario and South-Western Quebec. Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment 4001 - 9000 ...", but 2205 ?). Many thanks. YES THE LETTER "C" IS FOR MILITIA DISTRICT 3, BUT YOU WILL ALSO NOTE I HAVE STATED THAT THE LIST IS VERY HEAVILY EDITED AND NOT ALL UNITS ARE SHOWN JUST SOME OF THE MAJOR ONES.
  15. With the mans name, the dress, the shape of the badge I think that it may be a Clan Badge of the Frasers....... It is definitely not military..... Mike