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    Belgian WW2 Commemorative of the War 1940-1945 medal
    Old Contemptible Ribbon bars
    1919 Peace Celebration Medals & Memorabilia

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  1. On the two row bar, No 7 is Queens Medal for Champion Shot (RN/RM) Steve
  2. Rogi Spitfire is a Mk XI, Blyth actually says what Mk the Spitfire they had was at 5 min 52 seconds into the film. Would like to see your model of it too (used to make these as a kid [Airfix] Loooved that glue then ) Steve
  3. Hi David I think they are for a Fleet Admiral, or maybe a Field Marshall probably about 1900. Steve
  4. Hi Chris It could well be a 1919 Peace Celebration medal, these were given out mainly to children at the peace celebrations held in towns and cities in July 1919 to celebrate the end of WWI. There are numerous varieties of these medals in aluminium, brass, copper, bronze, and some in silver. take a look here http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/gallery/album/249-wwi-uk-commonwealth-peace-medals/ Steve
  5. The redoubts were manned by the Turks, 600 with 3 12pdr naval guns in No. 1 Redoubt, 300 with 2 12pdr in No's 2,3 & 4 Redoubts, all with a R.A. NCO in charge of each. No 5 & 6 Redoubts were unfinished and so not manned. I troop Horse Artillery were placed between No's 2 & 3 Redoubt. Steve
  6. Clock tower and pier, Porthleven
  7. Late Autumn in Porthleven harbour
  8. Worn on the Campaign medal, But, If no campaign medal is awarded, the oak leaf is worn on the left breast of the dress uniform after all other medals.
  9. Excellent! William Adams was one of the five Buffalo Border Guard to escape the disaster at Isandhlwana, they reached Helpmakaar where:- 'The Defence of Helpmekaar by Graham Alexander' (The survivors of the Natal Carbineers and Newcastle Mounted Rifles had already left) What with one son escaping Isandhlwana with him, his 16 year old son at Fort Pine, and (I think!) another son in the Buffalo Border Guard, maybe with Chelmsford Column, who can blame them for getting out of a poorly defended place after what they had just witnessed a couple of hours before.
  10. Hi Paul Sorry to hear about the theft, I also collect the 1919 Peace medals, so I will keep my eye open for any unusual numbers of these appearing for sale. I will also send the info in your post to my usual sources in case they get offered any or hear of anything. Steve
  11. Hi Oliver FM Lorioli & Castelli-Milano is the maker, G.Villa was the person who made the dies for making the medal. Gaetano Orsolini designed the medal, you will see Orsolini MOD on Italalian VM's to the left of the makers name. Depending on the VM type you will see a difference in makers name, designers name and die sinkers name. Steve
  12. Hi Donald Diamond shape patch (2 inches x 2 inches) light colour over dark - only 2 come to mind 20th Battalion of the 5th Australian Infantry Brigade (White over Olive Green) or 24th Battalion Australian Infantry Brigade (White over Red). Both Battalions took part in the Gallipoli Campaign. Others I've seen have a dark colour at the top, but as this isn't my area others maybe able to help further. Regards Steve
  13. Hi Mike Have you looked at Osprey Publishing, they have published a book - British Rifleman 1797-1815 Paperback; April 2002; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781841761770. They are usually full of colour drawings, photos and descriptions. Its 64 pages, but their drawings are usually pretty accurate. You can find this book here http://www.ospreypublishing.com/store/British-Rifleman-1797%E2%80%931815_9781841761770 Steve
  14. Hi Bluehawk Yes, the Badge and the Certificate that went with it had to be returned, either to the employer, or to the Ministry of Munitions. Badges had to be surrendered immediately if the man’s employment within any company changed to a non war-essential category, and the wearing of unathorised (i.e. not officially issued) badges became an offence under the Munitions of War Act. Supplying, selling, buying, pawning or accepting badges in pawn all became offences, and the Police were given power of arrest without warrant if they suspected that an offence may have been committed. Penalties under the Act were harsh; for non-serious cases (cases of a “minor character”) the Courts could sentence the offender up to 6 months imprisonment with or without hard labour, or up to a £100 fine, or both. Serious offences were to be sent for jury trial or Court Martial and the sentences available became penal servitude for life, or, “if the offence was committed with the intention of assisting the enemy the death penalty may be inflicted. The court may order the forfeiture of the offending badges etc.” Steve
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