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  1. Definitely Canadian..... 1. Collar Badge..... 2. 7 Button Tunic...... 3. Looks like a Signals arm band...... 4. Cavalry Ammo Pouches...... Mike
  2. Chris........ Did you get my PM...... Mike
  3. P.P.C.L.I. stands for "PRINCES PATRICIA'S CANADIAN LIGHT INFANTRY" Mike Here are his enlistment documents...... http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=598772 Mike
  4. Interesting, never seen one like this before....... Mike
  5. COMMEMORATIVE MEDALLION SCANDINAVIAN CORPS AT MAGERSFONTEIN 1899 SHAPE: CIRCULAR OBVERSE: QUARTERED ARMS OF THE SCANDINAVIAN NATIONS WITH SURROUND INSCRIPTION "AT MINNET AV DEN SKANDINAVISKA KAREND STRID VID MAGERSFONTEIN 1899". REVERSE: VIKING LONGBOAT AT SEA, AND LOWER INSCRIPTION, "DE KEUNDE ICKE VIKA BLOTT FALLA KUNDE DE." METAL: BRONZE MAKER: C. C. SPORRONG & CO. SIZE: 90 mm REMARKS / HISTORY: 1. REVERSE, ROUGH TRANSLATION: "THEY COULD NOT SURRENDER ONLY FALL (DIE)." 2. OBVERSE ROUGH TRANSLATION: FOR THE MEMORY OF THE SCANDINAVIAN CORPS BATTLE AT MAGERSFONTEIN, 1899. The following was sent to me by a member of another forum and is used for information / reasearch purposes only..... The Scandinavian Corps in South Africa (An edited translation of a chapter in "Svenska Frivilliga" by Lars Ericson) The Scandinavian Corps was founded just before the outbreak of hostilities at a meeting in Pretoria. Recruiting was mainly among Scandinavian miners around Johannesburg, but the corps also contained a number of sailors. The corps was mounted, and in 1899 they consisted of 9 officers and NCOs and 104 ORs. (45 swedes, 24 danes, 18 finns, 13 norwegians and 13 others) The CO was Captain Axel Christer Helmfrid Uggla (a railway engineer) from Sweden. On 16th October 1899 about 50 men of the corps paraded for President Krüger before leaving for the front. His second in command was fellow Swede (from Sundsvall) Erik Ståhlberg, the only officer who was a trained officer. Lieutenant Ståhlberg got about a week to try to give some basic military training to the force, where previous military- weapons- or equestrian training was scarce. The corps tasks were mainly sabotage operations, but they also took part in the Siege of Mafeking and the battles at Magersfontein an Paardeberg. The were present at the siege of Mafeking, were they served as mounted infantry and clearing mines laid by the defenders. They also demolished railway lines and took horses from the british. The second in command, Erik Ståhlberg wrote in 1901 after coming home about the siege: "The bombardment continues day after day. But it is not impossible getting new friends on the opposite side. Sundays and holidays hostilities cease and it is possible to meet the British in all friendliness, swapping meat for whisky!" At the end of November the Scandinavian corps were part of the force sent out to meet the relief column. On 9th December the boer forces had entrenched themselves on a ridge, with the Scandinavians along with two other Boer detachments entrenched as outposts. The Scandinavian force was 3 officers and 49 men. Their task was to give warning and delay a British attack. On 11th December, the Highland Brigade attacked. Captain J. Allum in the Scandinavian trenches tells: "It was a rainy, dark night, the men suffering from the cold, which at this time of the year can be severe. Everything was quiet until around 4.30 in the morning, when a few shots were heard on our right. Then silence for a couple of seconds, perhaps a minute that seemed to us, waiting tensely, as an eternity. It was so silent you could hear your heartbeats. Suddenly a firestorm broke out at the foot of the hill on the Boer right flank, and in the next second the mauser's began to smatter, the wounded screamed and the English hurrahs and commands sounded. This went on for about 15 minutes, then silence fell anew. The first assault was beaten back with heavy losses. The Boers had let the English, marching in formation, come very close before opening a devastating fire." I front of the Scandinavians were 4000 of the Higland Brigade: Black Watch, Seaforths, Argylls and the Highland Light Infantry. After the assault had been broken, the British artillery commenced firing. Before the next infantry attack. The Scandinavians were, according to Captain Ståhlberg, firing 18-20 aimed shots a minute. After half an hour firing 200 men of the Seaforths had worked around the Scandinavian right flank, and the losses among the defenders ros. After renewed attacks with the bayonets the position was overwhelmed. 17 men had tried a countercharge, but only eight Scandinavians managed to get back in the boer lines, the rest killed or wounded. Everyone of the prisoners had been wounded.. It then appeared that the fight had been the result of a mistake. At 3.00 General Cronje had ordered the outposts to get back, but this had never reached the Scandinavians. Captain Ståhlberg again: "After three hours our resistance is broken. Our CO, Captain Flygare falls in the beginning of the battle, shot in the heart. Lieutenant Berentsen is wounded and man after man falls, drilled by bullets. The Highland Brigade, with the Gordons on the right encircles us. In the final act they fell over us like hungry vultures, and our resistance is over. Carl Albert Olsson from Gothenburg tries to save his brother Edvin, shot in the head by pulling him under cover. He is attacked by two scots whose heads he smashes with the rifle butt, only to fall from several bayonet wounds. The Swedish nurse Elin Lindblom, serving with the Scandinavian ambulance with the Boers tells: "Early in the afternoon came the seven men who had succeeded in escaping in the battle at Magersfontein (11), six unscathed, a Dane, Krohn, shot in the heel. The rest of the 49 Scandinavians who had been sent to the forepost, were dead or wounded and the wounded were prisoners with the English. Our ambulance men had gone out with the wagon and in the evening they brought some of the wounded Scandinavians with them, among them Appelberg. He was shot in the stomach and died after a few days and he was buried after a post-mortem examination by a German surgeon. But during the whole day wounded Boers had come in one after the other, some of them wounded who needed bandaging to return to the battle, some in such a state that we had to find place for them in the tent as best as we could. The most seriously wounded man, apart from Appelberg, was perhaps a Boer, named Sauer, who was shot through the throat, and we feared that the spine was injured. We washed and bandaged them as best as we could and gave them water and food. A mobile ambulance cannot do much in these cases, but it was better than nothing. Our tent was entirely full by the evening. The battle continued uninterruptedly and it was impossible for our ambulance men to go to the battlefield where our men had fallen. It became quiet only after three o'clock on Tuesday afternoon and then they could go there, where they found eighteen dead and two wounded; all the others had been brought by the English to their ambulance. The wounded were two Finns, Backman and Viklund, who were in such a bad state that the English had bandaged them provisionally and left them on the battlefield. They had considered them as hopeless. We also thought this, when they were brought to us on Tuesday evening. Backman was delirious with three bullets through the leg, the whole legbone splintered by a bomb, one bullet in the breast and out through the back which was fearfully torn; it was a miracle that he had not bled to death. Viklund was seriously shot through his tender parts and had one flesh wound in the arm as well as heatstroke owing to sunburn. We feared that his spine was injured. They had lain on the battlefield from 5 o'clock Monday morning to 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the burning sun and bitter night cold, robbed of all their clothes. For even here pillagers are found. We had a German surgeon who had no ambulance to work for and helped us to bring those who could be transported, to the hospital. The nearest hospital was at Jacobsdal, one day's travel away or a little farther from our spot. They were sent toJacobsdal with some of our men. Because Viklund was so seriously wounded we thought it better to keep him with the ambulance until we could see how his condition developed." The dead were buried on the battlefield, where a monument was erected in 1908. After Magersfontein the Scandinavian Corps was sent to Bloemfontein, where they reorganized and received 80 men as reinforcements. They were part of General Cronjes command, which capitulated at Paardeberg on 27th February 1900. The Scandinavian POW were sent to St Helena, three of them escaping before the ship left Simonstown. Two let himself be buried in the sand while bathing, and a third jumped overboard with a lifebelt and a knife. All three reached the boer lines safely. The Scandinavian ambulance continued to serve until the end of the war. In 1920, 15 members of the Scandinavian corps received the medal "voor de anglo-boeroorlog" at a ceremony in Stockholm, three of them nurses. Another 30 Swedes got their medal at the South African legation in Stockholm 1937, six of them receiving a "Dekoratie Voor Trouwe Dienst" as well. The monument, which still stands at Magersfontein, was an initiative of the Swedish officer Erland Mossberg, who had served in the Cape Town Town Guard during the war. He was an officer originally in "Jämtlands Fältjägare" (translates roughly as "Jämtland Rifles"), the medical officer of Jämtlands Fältjägare was Josef Hammar, who hade served in the boer forces. Mossberg started to collect subscriptions for a monument. The money were quickly raised, with support of national newspapers. The monument consists of a 6.5 metres high steel, with four corner stones 15 metres high representing the different Scandinavian countries. The names of the men killed is on the monument, which was inaugurated on 25th april 1908 by Pime Minister (and former Boer general) Louis Botha, an honour guard of the Kimberley Regiment present. The monument is placed some distance away from the scene of the actual battle, as the land owner of the battleground ( a scot) didn't want a monument to former enemies. The countries are represented by different inscriptions: SWE: De kunde icke vika, blott falla kunde de (They could not falter, only fall) DK: Nu hviler deres ben bag höjen Bautasten. (Now their bones are resting beneath high stele) FI: På tappra män ser tappra fäders andar ner. (On brave men, brave fathers spirits looks down) NO: Nu tier stridens larm paa valen, I mindet lever heltens ry (Now the battles din is silent on the ramparts, in the memory lives the heroes reputation) Killed in the battle or DOW: 11 December 1899 Magersfontein Danskar 1 Goetterup, Arthur, Naskov 2 Jacobsen, Peter Marius, Köpenhamn 3 Olesen, Frede, Torskind Finnar 1 Kruts Gustavsson, Matts, Nykarleby 2 Mattson, Emil, Nykarleby 3 Hägglöf, Henrik, Wexala (avliden 14 dec) Norrmän 1 Dahlén, Johannes, Larsnäs 2 Nielsen, Oluf, Drammen (avliden 12 dec) 3 Olsen, Einar, Mandal Svenskar 1 Ahlström, Conrad, Lilla Malma 2 Andersson, Julius, Stockholm 3 Appelgren, Carl David, Oskarshamn, fältkommissarie 4 Benson, Albert, Göteborg 5 Benson, Edvin, Göteborg 6 Flygare, Johannes, Natal, Captain 7 Johnson, Nils Alfred, Brunsby, sergeant 8 Landgren, Oscar August, Göteborg 9 Lindström, Emil, Ronneby 10 Mark, Oswald, Göteborg 11 Nykvist, Nils Harald, Göteborg 12 Olsson, Carl Albert, Göteborg 13 Osberg, Fredrik, Göteborg 14 Stael von Holstein, Otto, Kristianstad Tyskar 1 Lindeberg, Gustav 2 von Rassau, Frans Nominal roll of known participants in the Scandinavian corps: The Scandinavians Sw = Sweden Dan= Denmark Nor= Norwegian Fin = Finaland Abrahamsen, A.B. R. (Nor) Ahlström, Conrad F (Sw) ( Died 11/12/1899) Ahlström Carl (Sw) Allum, Captain Julius (Nor) Andersen, Anders (Nor) Andersen, Thorvald (Dan) Andersson, J.C.W. (Dan) Andersson, Johan Alfred (Sw) Andersson, Carl Gustav (Sw) Andersson, Julius (Sw) ( ? 11/12/1899) Andersson, Pontius Alexus (Sw) Andersson, H (Sw) Appelgren, Carl David (Sw) (? 13.12.1899) Backman, Otto (Fin) Backman, Otto (Fin) Baerentzen, William Joseph (Dan) Bagger , H (Dan) Bakman, Sunnion (Fin) Bengtsson (Sw) Benson, A. Edvin (Sw) ( ? 11/12/1899) Benson, C. Albert (Sw) ( ? 11/12/1899) Berg, Ernest (Sw) Bergstedt, K. Pedersen (Nor) Bergström Oscar (Sw) Besseling, Johannes Reinierus (S) Björkman, Axel (Sw) Blombergsson, Elof A (Sw) (? 18/02/1900 Paardeberg) Breckan, Thomas (Nor) Burén Nils (Sw) Carlsson, Carl Albin (Sw) Cederström, Baron Oscar Frederick (Sw) Christense, Wilhelm (Dan) Christensen, Jens F. (Dan) Christensen, Gotthardt (Dan) Christenson, S.W. (Sw) (died 24/01/1900) Clason, Axel (Sw) Claudelin Adolf Wilhelm (Sw) Dahlen, Johannes (Nor) (diedMagersfontein, 11/12/1899) Dahlquist, Frederick (Sw) Eggeling, N (Sw) Einhardt, Rudolf (Sw) Eklund, Johan Alfred (Sw) Eliasson, Hans Peter (Sw) Erikson, Isaac (Fin) Erikson, H. (Sw) Eskilson, Erik A (Fin) Fägerskjöld, Baron Helge Alex (Sw) Field, Einar (Nor) Flindthoff, J.F. (Sw) Flygare, Johannes (Sw) (died Magersfontein 11/12/1899) Fredericks, S.A. (Dan) Friis, Jens Jörgen (Dan) Friis, Aage Jens (Dan) Fröhling, C.G.A. (Sw) Frölén, Lars (Sw) Fromén, Georg Wilhelm (Sw) (died 24/01/1900) Goetterrup, Arthur (Dan) (died Magersfontein 11/12/1899) Grafvert, Gustav Adolf (Sw) Gustafsson, Axel Wilhelm (Sw) Gustafsson, Carl (Sw) Gustafsson, Matts (Kruts) (Fin) Gustafsson, Wilhelm (Sw) Hägglöf, Henrik (Fin) ( died 14/02/1899) Hallberg, Theoblad J. (Dan) Hammar, Josef (Sw) Hammerstrand, Albert F (Sw) Hansen, Adolf (Nor) Hansen, Karl M (Nor) Hansen, Emil Ferdinand (Dan) Hanson, A (Sw) Hatcher, Rymond (Sw) Hedberg, E (Sw) Hoyer, A.G. (Nor) Huet, Gustav (Sw) Hult, Gustav Adolf (Sw) Hultin, Carl (Sw) Ihlen, C. (Nor) Jacobsen, Peter Marius (Dan) (died Magersfontein 11/12/1899) Janek, Hjalmar Petterson (Sw) Johansson, Per Erik (Sw) Johansson, Jacob (Fin) (died St Helena 11/09/1900) Johansson, Charles O. (Sw) Johansson, David (Sw) Johnnson , H (Sw) Johnson, Herman (Fin) Johnsson, Erik (Fin) Johnsson, Nils Alfred (Sw) ( died Magersfontein 11/12/1899) Johnsson, Ole (Nor) Jörgensen, H. J (Dan) Jungmarker, Viktor (Sw) Kemp. Charles I (Sw) Kielland, Hjalmar (Nor) Knauer, Harald (Dan) Knutsen, Charl (Nor) Korhenen, Gabriël (Fin) Kramer, Maurits (Sw) Krohn, Peter (Dan) Landby, H. (Sw) Landgren, Oscar August (Sw) (diedMagersfontein, 11/12/1899) Lang, Carl Magnus (Sw) Larsen, Einar (Dan) Larsen. Hans (Nor) Larsen, Ludvig Holge Christian (Sw) Laursen, Laurs (Dan) Lindblom, A.S. (Sw) Lindblom E.C. (Sw) Lindquist, Arthur (Fin) Lindström, Emil (Sw)(diedMagersfontein, 11/12/1899) Lindström, Otto Erik (Sw)) Lindwall. Karl (Sw) Lundberg, J. (Sw) Mark, Osvald August (Sw) (diedMagersfontein, 11/12/1899) Matson, Mats (Fin) Mattson, Emil (Fin) (died Magersfontein 11/12/1899) Mellquist, Carl Emanuel (Sw) Michelsen, C.J. (Nor) Michelsen, Frans H (Dan) Mickelson, Johan (Fin) Möller, August Gustav Otto. (Dan) Mortensen, J. (Dan) Nepken, Dobe (Dan) Nielsen, Carl Peter (Sw) Nielsen, Hans Peter Christiaan (Unknown) Nielsen, Ingvold Schröder (Nor) Nielsen, I.E.P.S. (S) Nielsen, Jens (Dan) Nielsen, L (Nor) Nielsen, Matts (Fin) ( died St Helena 07/06/1901) Nielsen, Oluf (Nor) (died Kimberley 21/07/01) Nielsen, Peder Hans Christiaan (Dan) Nielsen, Sören (Dan) Nilsen, N O. (Nor) Nordahl, Evrard (Sw) Nykvist, Nils Harald (Sw) (diedMagersfontein, 11/12/1899) Nyman. Jan (Fin) Odman, Andrew John (Sw) Ohlson, Charles (Sw) Ohlsson, John Martin (Sw) Oleson, Frede (Dan) (died Magersfontein 11/12/1899) Olsen, Einar (Nor) (died Magersfontein, 11/12/1899) Olsen, Johannes (Nor) Olsen, J. P. (Dan) Olson. Anton (Sw) Olsson, Carl Albert (Sw) (diedMagersfontein, 11/12/1899) Onsum, Axel Frank (Nor) Osberg, Fredrik (Sw) (diedMagersfontein, 11/12/1899) Overland, Johannes (Nor) Paulsson, Ole (Nor) Pedersen, Carl (Nor) Petersen. Peter (Fin) Petersen, Jörgen Peter (Dan) Petterson-Janek, Hjalmar (Sw) Randers, E.R. (Sw) Randers, Norman (Nor) (died Magersfontein) Rank, Johannes (Fin) Rasmussen, Sofus J.L. (Dan) Raw, Aage (S) Reinholdt, W.H. (Dan) Reismüller, H.G. (Sw) Rohdin, Hugo (Sw) Roissdorf (Sw) Ronning, Andreas (Nor) Rossan, G.L (Sw) Rubech, Ludvig (Dan) (died Jacobsdal, 17/03/1900) Rudbeck, August B. (Sw) Ruthström, John Rudolf (Sw) (died Modder River, 15/02/1899) Rydholm. Carl Herman (Sw) Rydström. John (Sw) Samuelsson. Carl (Sw) Sandoen, N. (Nor) (died 24/01/1900) Sauer, Louis (Dan) Schaedtler, Victor (Dan) Schaedtler, O. (Dan) Schiönning, Aage From (Dan) Schmidt, Carl (Dan) Schröder-Nielsen, Peter Einar Ingvald (Nor) Schutz, John (Fin) Schultz, Carl Paul Frederick (Nor) Söderström, Johan Axel E. (Sw) Stålberg, Erik (Sw) (died Magersfontein) Stael von Holstein, Otto (Ole) Wilhelm (Sw) (died Magersfontein, 11/12/1899) Steenberg, Schack (S) Steenberg, Anders Wilhelm (S) Sten, J (Sw) Stenberg, A. W. (Fin) Stenberg, Schack August (Dan) Stenros, Karl Anders (Fin) Stolze, Wilhelm Ludwig (Sw) Svensson, Hildur Charlotta (Sw) Svensson, Johan Emil (Sw) Tholyorn (Nor) Thomsen, Julius (Dan) Thorén, Arthur (Sw) Ueckerman, Sigurd (Nor) Uggla, Axel Christian Helmfrid, comdt (Sw) Van Aken, Johannes Arnoldus (Sw) Von Holstein, Stael (Sw) Van Kal, Hugo Cornelis (Sw) Viklund, Johan Niklas (Nils) (Fin) Walldon C.O. (Unknown) Wallenberg, Nils (Sw) Wehlan, Frank (Sw) Werner, I.E. (Sw) Werner, Sven Erik (Sw) Widhom. F.V. (Fin) Wiklund, Andreas (Fin) Wiklund, Johan Nikolas (Sw) Winberg, Anders, Efraim (Sw) Wipam, William (Sw)
  6. It might help if you give us your ancestors full name....... Mike
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Yes you are correct on the meaning of H.A.C........ The ribbon is their colours and design....... Mike
  10. 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
  11. Don't think that it is lead but possibly what is called white metal..... Mike
  12. 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
  13. Stefan...... I forgot to ask what is the metal of the second plaque.......????? Mike
  14. 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
  15. What I can see in the frame looks OK to me...... M.
  16. Mystery solved...... Served in SAMR during WW1 and not Boer War where I was looking...... M.
  17. 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
  18. Welcome to the forum...... Can you please advise as to what his full name is????? Mike
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. Hi Megan...... Always looking for a Mrs. Claus...... Mike
  23. I try to celebrate Christmas every day of the year in thought and deed..... This year I had over 6000 children of all ages and religions come and sit on my knee and tell me their wishes not only for presents but for many many other things...... I have been doing this every year for the past 28...... 75 % of the events are done for charity or just for the fun of it, payment to be a donation to the Food Bank or the Salvation Army...... Mike
  24. Good Morning Chris...... Yes I have heard of it before, the house and its story but not deep details, there was a TV show about it but I think that they said the transcripts of the conversations were classified for 101 years....... If I remember rightly the host was David Jason it was part of a series on famous, not-so-famous and historical houses in Britain..... Mike
  25. Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen........ For your Viewing Pleasure....... An extreamly rare medal / medallion to the American Hero - John Paul Jones John Paul Jones (1747-1792), The Capture of the British Frigate HMS Serapis by the USS Bonhomme Richard, Silver Medal 1779, for the ' Americana' series, by Augustin Dupré, uniformed bust right, his hair tied behind en queue, JOANNI PAVLO JONES CLASSIS PRAEFECTO, COMITIA AMERICANA, rev the naval engagement, HOSTIVM NAVIBVS CAPTIS AVT FVGATIS, AD ORAM SCOTIAE XXIII SEPT MDCCLXXVIIII, 55mm References: (Betts 568; Adams & Bentley, Ch 8; BHM 222, R2; MH 580; CP 105/22; Ford XIV, 203). There are a number of re-strikes and fakes of this medal / medallion but this one is authentic..... Mike