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I picked this ribbon bar up at the weekend, mainly out of curiosity. I didn't recognise the mint green ribbon on the right (with the mentioned in dispatches type leaf) and can't work it out. Does anyone know what it is for?

Thank you! 

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Prior to issue of the War Medal and Ribbon, those with an MID would wear it on a plain ribbon......

Mike

 

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Not to quibble with the actual practice Mike, but didn't the regs state that the MID was to be worn directly on the jacket if no campaign medal was awarded?    (Taprell Dorliing, 1983, p. 12)

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Yes I agree Hugh.....  But I have seen it worn both ways......   Also note on that ribbon bar there is no War Medal.....

Mike

 

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Ah! That's so interesting! Pretty glad I bought it now (was only 50p so I wasn't going to leave it anyway).

Thank you for the responses Mike and Hugh. 

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Interesting indeed!  I hadn't ever realized/assimilated that bit of medallic lore, despite many hours in my youth poring over Taffrail and other such tomes.  Yes, thank you, Mike and Hugh.

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Good morning,

I attach a similar ribbon bar awarded to Sgt. D.S. Fox of the Army Film and Photographic Unit. I also attach an image of his medals. Also attached is the January 1944 letter he received accompanying the MID and noting how it was to be worn.

Kind regards,

Owain

Fox Ribbon Bar A.jpg

Fox Medals Obverse.jpg

Fox MiD Emblem Letter 130144.jpeg

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