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"FOR CAMPAIGN SERVICE"

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Hi there,

I have this medal with the Northern Ireland bar.

It´s marked with 24380082 GDSM. P BRANFORD COL DM GDS

Could anyone explain please?

Best wishes

Chris

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Chris

Your medal is court mounted as per Household Division medals however they usually have a red backing cloth for wear with the tunic of the Home Service uniform. Looks professionally tailored but I don't remember seeing that backing cloth in use.

Perhaps Glenn J may have seen similar or even know of the recipient with his longer service dates than me!!! :whistle:

Regards Simon

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Hi Simon,

so this bar is anyway special? Or just made for showing it at home? Probably the tailor do´nt had red backing cloth?

Best wishes

Chris

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Chris

No, not made for showing at home. The Guards along with some other Regiments have their medals court mounted, ie on a stiff board backed ribbon so as not to swing about. Normally the backing would be red to match the colour of the Guards tunic when engaged on home service public duties. I have no idea why the backing cloth is green but this medal does appear to have been professionally tailored. Value anywhere from £50 to £70 imho.

Regards Simon

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Simon, Chris,

it appears to be mounted on a plain buckram board for service dress. I knew Paul years ago. That medal looks a bit battered though!

Regards

Glenn

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Glenn

Nice to hear from you, thought you may have known him. Never seen that backing before, when you first recieved yours was it the red backing or like this one?

Cheers Simon (H)

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