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  2. Here is a JG 2 Officer's Fliegerbluse I own, hope this assists. Tunic is sadly not named.... Best wishes Bob
  3. One final and important point should be made. These medals and the clasp are NOT for MERIT (Verdienst) but rather for LOYAL SERVICES (Treue Dienste) so the title of the thread ought to be changed to "Medal for Loyal Services in Sea Transport."
  4. The answer is no. The medals you've posted (from left to right) are for 10, 20 and 30 years of loyal service. These medals were awarded not only for service on the open seas, but from 1981 onwards, for service on inland waterways. The clasp at the top is called an Ehrenspange für treue Dienste in der Seeverkehrswirtschaft und der Binnenschiffahrt and was awarded to women after 35 years of loyal service and to men after 40 years of loyal service. This clasp was awarded not only for service on the open seas, but from 1981 onwards, for service on inland waterways.
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  6. The 3 grades. Are they really for 15, 25 and 40 years? If yes, what's the "spange" at the top for?
  7. 🤣😂You have some real winners in there!! My personnal favourite, and probably the only he's really entiltled to wear: Society of Fungal Patients
  8. What at first glance may appear to be a common WWII PoW group is actually a rather scarce to rare group to a soldier captured by Vichy French Forces in Syria at the battle and surrender of Kuneitra on 15 June 1941. The group consists of a 1939 Star; Africa Star; Defence Medal; War Medal and LSGC, GVI (1st type bust) officially named to 2715174 Fsr. W.E. Howick R. Fus. Howick saw service during the Second World War in the Middle East, and was initially shown as having been taken prisoner of war in Syria in June 1941 whilst fighting the Vichy French. However, by November 1941 he is
  9. Thank you, Gentlemen! Seeing he doesn't have a star, it should be I. Klasse des Ehrenzeichens des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes, not the Großkreuz?! He is also wearing EK II (Leutnant der Reserve in WW I), Hessische Tapferkeitsmedaille, Hamburgisches Hanseatenkreuz, and Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer ... he also had the Verwundetenabzeichen (1918), why he is not wearing it (maybe protocol?), I do not know.
  10. Dr Hans Thomsen was a German Diplomat and lawyer ,the facto one of the first lawyers in the Diplomatic career . born 1891 in Hamburg dead in 1962 Hamburg. he served in Oslo, then as viceconsul in Milan and Neaples , he served also in Genever as adjoint to the german representation in the League of Nations, returned to Germany was later send to Washington DC were fom 1938 to 1941 was charge of affaires ,de facto Ambassador. because of the recall of Ambassador Dieckoff . once returned to Germany he was send to Sweden as Ambassador and stay there until the end of the War.he was not charged in th
  11. Can anyone help me by identifying the neck order (Rotes Kreuz?) and the star (Italian?)? Thank you!
  12. The ribbon bar likely means 2nd class. BTW. I have my doubts about that eMedals grouping being anything but cobbled together. The ribbon bar doesn't have a Silesian Eagle on it and you don't often get Freikorps who served both in the Russian Westarmee in the Baltic as the ribbon bar indicates and in Silesia. The Russian George Cross is not typical of the German-made types normally worn by German recipients. I also believe the black enameled Maltese Cross which I assume is supposed to be the "Dienstgrade" badge is even Freikorps. I'd need to see the back.
  13. Thank you for all the great info. I have a further question to ask. On some rare ribbon bars with an Awaloff Kreuz, the award not actually on the medal bar, so is it impossible to determine the class of cross that was awarded based off of the ribbon bar? From what I know, there was a neck, breast and suspended version of the Awaloff Kreuz, did the ribbon on the ribbon bar signify any one of those classes? Any help is appreciated, Thanks
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  15. Gents, A very nice OGII awarded to a Full Cavalier that is presently at auction in the former Soyuz. The current bid stands at $462.00. The recipient was a corporal with duties as a senior forward observer in an artillery regiment subordinate to a rifle division in the 1st Belorussian Front. He was awarded his OGI for action during the Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation in April 1945. He was also awarded a CSM during the war. Regards, slava1stclass
  16. Sad to hear. Let us know when you sell something. I you have anything related to Kampfwagen, Tanks or Armoured Cars, please let me know. Hope your invome will increase soon. Due to Covid-19 I had to change from selfemployed to emlpoyed. Kind Regards Chris
  17. Does anyone know of a source for the 15mm size ribbon for the 1866 Koninggratz cross?
  18. This is not a regimental badge. It is a badge for a Commandant of Military Training during the Second Polish Republic. In the center we see the profile of the famous Polish statesman and military leader Field Marshall Józef Piłsudski. In the Polish language it is called an odznaka komendancka Przysposobienia Wojskowego. If the enamel on the cross was red, it would be a military training instructor's badge for the cavalry. If it was yellow, it would be a military training instructor's badge for the air force. If it was black, it would be a military training instructor's badge for electrot
  19. I'd say they were either East African Rifles or Uganda Rifles, i.e. pre-KAR. They appear to be wearing a Gurkha-style rifles uniform with Kilmarnock caps that may have been adopted by a contingent visiting the UK for the coronation of Edward VII, as the local tropical drill uniform would've been unsuitable for the UK climate. I can't quite make out the medal ribbons, but they look jubilee-ish, so it could even be a visit for the 1897 jubilee. Nothing concrete on this, just gut. It looks like it was taken in the UK.
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