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  1. Post all your type 1 medals here
  2. So this is where the info is on this topic what do you think
  3. In the UK there are 1.2million NHS workers in England alone you then need to factor in Scotland, NI and Wales., if you then consider any other persons such as NHS volunteers 700,000 of them or other public facing key workers involved in the fight like police, military, Border Force, council employees, Public Health bodies etc etc Then there are charity workers exposing themselves to help people in unfortunate circumstances. Thats the tip of the iceberg and a lot of people to consider. The criteria would have to be very strict to make such a medal feasible i.e. front line carers exposing themselves to high risk of infection. But then that would denigrate other essential persons who have placed themselves at high risk of infection for example cleaning staff, in hospitals. We need to see how this pans out in the long term, as it is just the beginning. You may be right that like WW2 a series of medals needs to be considered dependent on role. Call me a cynic but the one factor in the UK that will without a doubt influence any such decisions will be the role the military play in this. If they are deployed in significant numbers, then standby for medals to be issued. If not then other than recognising the acts of a few key individuals such as the usual bigwigs at the top, or those that have sadly paid the ultimate sacrifice or placed themselves at immense risk is the more likely option.
  4. Andrej now working fine. Cheers John for sorting that one out.
  5. Bear

    Nick,  I'm sorry,   Been very drunk.  It Was a rough patch.  It's been tough...  50 one foot in the grave. but I'm still here....  Play it Sam

  6. Bear

    Hey Nick,  Im happy.  Thanks

  7. I believe as suggested already it was used during dry drills to prevent the hammer from breaking when repeatedly firing when using drill rounds or if the chambers were empty. I think it was a way of saving money by conserving ammunition, and preventing damage to the weapons.
  8. Interesting medal worthy of further research if possible. Maybe he left Ireland and emigrated to Canada ? Have you looked at the records for an RIC or Dublin Metropolitan Police officer with that name ?
  9. My May 1929 bible of Scotland Yard identifies 'A' Department was for Administration. A3 covered Promotions & Transfers, Pay Rates, Ceremonials, Special Duties, Medical & Sick, Police Orders. Previously called the Executive Branch A3 was mainly clerical duties, but also included Constables attached to Scotland Yard for special purpose such as motor drivers, and wireless operators. It also included the telegraph office.
  10. GreyC

    Good morning Nick,

    just a quick question. Noticed that the numbers of the individual posts (postnumbers) have  disappeared. Is this temporary and due to work in progress? Hope so, as it tremenduously with referencing within a thread.

    Best,

    Klaas /GreyC

  11. dante

    Hi Nick, just tried to post "for sale" Two WW1 award documents to SS-Gruppenfuhrer Georg Schreyer will not let me, can you help, thanks, Paul

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