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  1. The stars from left to right there the 1939 to 45 star the Burma star then the ww2 war medal the last medal is a ww1 victory medal, is that last medal named? The ribbon bar is the wrong way round and the only missing medal is the defence medal which is that green and ribbon on the ribbon bar
  2. Here's a quote from"yes prime minister" Bernard Woolley: In the service, CMG stands for Call Me God. And KCMG for Kindly Call Me God. Hacker: What does GCMG stand for? Bernard: God Calls Me God
  3. Very old thread but heres my offering to it!picked it up on eBay,no marks on the back just a brass plate and pin. iv a other enameled 14/15 ribbon some where just can't find it
  4. Fantastic group but if you got a MID weren't you entitled to a 1939 45 star as well? I wonder as well if she wasn't entitled to a war medal or a defence medal to?
  5. Ah I see!well that's not that much of a deterrent to any would be fakers out there!
  6. He got 2 years with 18 months suspended so I'm reading it hes going to jail for 6 months and to bloody right he should be good to jail for it!
  7. Here's a question, given the fact the jublee medals are at the front could this be the bottom half of a group with maybe some ww1 ww2 and campaigns medals so instead of a group of 13 it's could be a group of 20/23?
  8. Just to update IV checked the rolls for the 1953 coronation medal(last ribbon) and Peter Harry May is listed there and it matches what awards he had then(OBE was after 53) and what has been listed in the above posts,his service number to find his entries on the London gazette is 56729 ,hope this helps a bit for you!(also IV attached his entry in the 53 rolls)
  9. Wondering if the forum could help me out and ID a button for me!I recently got an officers tunic and not sure of the regiment, iv a feeling this might be a staff officer as the officer was a major in the 70s and with the ribbon bar from the 2000s would make sense he could be a higher rank! Any help on this would be greatly appreciated
  10. IV returned a set of medal that were stolen in the 20s from the family and the family bought them off me(actually the story is very very interesting and I can tell it if you guys want!) at the price I bought them for! I'd agree with the thinking that for the most part most families at one point have sold them and very few of them will take them out of the drawers after they get them versus even framing them. I don't think you owe it to the families to send them back free of charge!!
  11. Hi Paddywhack

    Been reading your post with interest. My aunt has a three set that include the defence medal and the victory medal from her husband who served in the RA and the North Staff's.  Subsequently he worked for the mayor of the city of London and was awarded freedom of the city. He also has a 1977 qjm which seemed unusual. She only has the minatures that he wore on his dinner jacket for many years. He died 15 years ago. She is 88 and we want to replace his minatures with a new set of originals in time for remembrance day. She always attends but never with Joes medals. 

    His name is Joseph Radford. Did the qjm have the name of the recipient on the rim and do you know how it would have appeared. Name or initials and name.


    I understand this is not a big medal but it is important to her and I would appreciate your advice.


    Very best regards

    1. paddywhack


      Hi ian

       Sorry for the late reply but life and work kept distracting me!I had a look on the roll and there is a joseph Rafford on the 77 roll and it has him down as a

      Assistance public trustee.

      Public trustee office

      The medal itself as far as I  aware isn't named so that will help of your looking to get a full sizeine (minitures are always unnamed (


      Hoped this helps and if you need any more help let me know!

      Kind regards


      Also sorry I had his name down on my last reply as as rafford its joseph radford 

      Thanks again


  12. hers something else! in 35 there was the kings jubilee and they issued a medal for that to!i checked the rolls and here is the vons off that list!!!
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