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Officer ranks on VMs and BWMs (3). From top to bottom: CAPT. (With stop after rank); CAPT (without stop after rank); GAPT. (misspelling of CAPT); R.M. & CAPT. (Riding Master & Captain).

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Officer ranks on VMs and BWMs (4). From top to bottom: MAJOR; MAJ; LT.COL.; LT-COL.

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Officer ranks on VMs and BWMs (5). From top to bottom: LT.COL.; BRIG.GEN. I would be interested in any comments. Regards, Gunner 1

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:jumping: Wow, excellent information Gunner!

I have always wanted to know more details on distingushing between the Type 1 & 2 medals and this really explains it! Thank you! :cheers:

Tim

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I understood, at one point in the past, these Type-1's were not desired and could be had for less than or the same price as the Type-2's. Try to find one today and I bet you can't say that anymore, if you can even find them.

Tim

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Tim: Many British dealers still do not recognize the Type I VM. I now have eight of them to RA officers and did not pay a premium for any of them. Gunner 1

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Hi Gunner,

I need to find me a nice complete one, unit doesn't really matter to me, just condition. Hint-hint :beer:

Tim

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A DSO group to a Brigadier, RFA with a Type I VM. This VM was issued on 18 October 1920.

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A QSA, 1914 Star group to Lieut., RFA with a Type I VM issued on 16 October 1920.

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A 1914 Star group with Type 1 VM to a Major, RFA. The VM was issued on 3 November 1920.

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A 1914 Star group to a Captain, RFA. The Type I VM was issued on 7 October 1920.

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A 1914 Star group with Type I VM (issued 20 October 1920) to a Major, RFA:

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A Type I VM (issued 16 November 1920) to a Captain, RFA:

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Most of the Type VMs to RA officers seem to be in groups that contain a 1914 Star, but some were issued in groups containing 1914-1915 Stars:

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And other Type I VMs were issued in pair with a BWM; this one was issued to a Lieutenant, RFA on 30 November 1920.

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And this pair with a Type I VM was issued to an RGA Captain on 14 October 1920.

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Gunner,

Some really sweet examples shown. I do see a common factor here, all of these are to officers. I wonder if any enlisted men received the Type-1 VM?

Tim

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Tim: That is a good question. I have not seen Type I VMs except to officers and I have seen very few other than RA officers, but that may be due to my interest in RA officers. Gunner 1

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Some really sweet examples shown. I do see a common factor here, all of these are to officers. I wonder if any enlisted men received the Type-1 VM?

Tim

Hello Tim,

My two Type 1 vics are to a LT in RFA and a MAJ in the RAMC (Medical Corps).

Regards,

Rob

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Thanks for the info Gunner.

I think I only have 2 VMs to officers but will be checking all I have in case a type I to an OR is there somewhere.

Tony

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Hello Tim,

My two Type 1 vics are to a LT in RFA and a MAJ in the RAMC (Medical Corps).

Regards,

Rob

Hi Rob,

I tried to find the excellent comparisons you did on the old thread but couldn't find those pages, maybe I missed them? Anyway, I remember you showed some die comparisons of the medal planchets that might be of interest here.

With the information Gunner just added, do you still consider your medal bar example (with MID) as a Type-1 or is it one of these refurbished examples?

Tim

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Hi Rob,

I tried to find the excellent comparisons you did on the old thread but couldn't find those pages, maybe I missed them? Anyway, I remember you showed some die comparisons of the medal planchets that might be of interest here.

With the information Gunner just added, do you still consider your medal bar example (with MID) as a Type-1 or is it one of these refurbished examples?

Tim

Hey Tim,

The pic & info of the type 1 trio with MID is at post # 158 on 10 October 2009 for comparison. Both of my examples have not been refurbished and are the type 1.

Regards,

Rob

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Here are a couple I have with different style naming although I don't know which type.

One has round stops, the other has square stops.

These are things I never really noticed before.

Tony

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Named to P-3072 L.CPL. E.F. Melton. M.F.P. Came with his BWM. sadly they have been mounted (quite nicely) with scraps of ribbon glued onto a thin bakelite type card backing so replacement original ribbons will have to be found.

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