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paddywhack

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  1. 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?
  2. How about the British rocket life saving apparatus medal?
  3. 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)
  4. 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
  5. 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!!
  6. 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!!!
  7. von schweppenburg is intresting!!!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Geyr_von_Schweppenburg
  8. yup he was indeed awarded this medal!dont think he would have worn it much though after getting it!(oh and the rolls arent avaible to the public but i got them from a contact on another forum!) heres a screen shot of the page hes listed in!hope it helps!!!
  9. to get a service record of a british officer/enlisted man you need to get prove to the ministry of defence (MOD)hes been dead for more then 25 years, this is done by getting his death cert,you then have to fill out an application form and send a cheque for £30 made payable to the MOD ,its a pain to be honest but can yield great results! heres the form you need to fill out for the MOD https://www.gov.uk/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records i dont have the link for where you can get the death cert(thought i had it!) but i do know it costs about £9 to get it! hope it helps a bit!
  10. heres the wiki entry!looks like the rosette was automatically awarded and much rarer to have it with out! !also if you look at say brit ww2 medals it was more to do with being in a war zone then in combat itself to be entitled to a campaign and its the same here! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Atlantic_Medal
  11. no worries!here a pic of it with the ribbon!
  12. Iv an eithopian Order of Emperor Menelik II and I think maybe one or two more il be moving on!
  13. It's blue gold blue il post some pics when I get home!
  14. Sadly no! It has its original ribbon but not a long length of it!
  15. so had this order for ages(dont even remeber where i got it!) just want to know if its ok as i am looking to move it on to make some room for another research project i have!would these be hard to come by as i cant even find any pics of them!!the only mark on the back is"silver",from wikipedia im told its for 15 years long service order to other ranks!any help would be great!!thanks
  16. Great pic and good article! Sad to say many many silver medals even now are being melted! Sad but very true though what is interesting is iv seen a few pawn shops now starting to sell them on ebay as they have figured they can get more for them then the silver value so thats a good sign at least!
  17. I wonder did he maybe die in the uk before getting to fight and thats why there is no mic etc?
  18. There's the london gazette but you have to see who was awarded the Ottoman Medjidje Order and the OBE who was also in the boar war and ww1 it would be a huge job with no guarantee youl get it down to one name! Also the london gazette is a PAIN to use!!!
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