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  1. Impressive collection..! I have 4 such medals and because they are so hard to research I rely on finding a unique name to track on Ancestry. - My latest medal is a George V one to Constable Ormonde Stockwell - he is unique on Ancestry and was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK not far from my home town. I bought one to Constable Septimus Dixon - sadly this is not a unique name would you believe...so I am trying to narrow dates down to find the exact man. If you have an idea which force the man served in (Ormonde Stockwell was definitely West Riding Police) you could try conta
  2. Many thanks for picking one of my pictures - My Dad would have been honored.
  3. Liberation day parade Cannes 2007

    © Steve Robinson

  4. Liberation day parade Cannes 2007
  5. RAF Swinderby - Gone but not forgotten.

    © Steve Robinson

  6. "Jesus Christ only had twelve, you know, and one of them was a double."

  7. Jesus Christ only had twelve, you know, and one of them was a double.'

  8. Hi all, my Tamgha-i-Khidmat III (2nd style) arrived today to go with my Tamgha-i-Khidmat III (1st style) Iy came in a London jewellers box - can anyone tell me if these awards were made in the UK - I thought they would all have been made in Pakistan. By the way - I just got some ribbon from ebay - There is currently a guy selling from Pakistan ( search "medal pakistan") 99 pence a yard..! He only has a limited stock though so depends what you want..?
  9. Hi Brian and all, My Tamgha-i-Khidmat III has arrived here is a quick pic - I will take a comparison pic with my 1st version Tamgha-i-Khidmat III later. Medal was in a London jewellers case but Im not sure if this is original I thought these awards were made in Pakistan - Can anyone enlighten me..?
  10. Very nice group - congratulations. Great info as well - I have seen a book on ebay some time ago about Pakistani medals and decorations - cant remember what it was called though. Was for sale from a Pakistani source too. Steve R
  11. The medal I have also has no marking at all, either maker's or hallmark. Steve R
  12. Thanks for the clarification - I agree that these medals are an interesting collecting field - My favorite at the moment is the ministry of defence version - I wonder what Miss Bedat did there..? SR
  13. My last offering is a ministry of defence medal awarded to Miss S. Bedat 1984. A very much more "modern" image on the face.
  14. Great pictures - here are some from my French collection. Left to right... 1. Awarded to Monsieur A. Nicot 1965 from the ministry of work and social security 2. Awarded to Madame O. Nicot 1965 from the ministry of work and social security 3. Awarded to Madane O. Nicot 1974 from the ministry of work Note the change in the reverse from 1965 to 1974 and the change of ministry name. Can anyone tell me what the thin blue, white and red band attached to the third medal is for..?? Sorry for the poor quality of the pics. Steve R
  15. In this case I think we can as the medal in question was only made "officialy" for a short period in the 40's by Gaunt of London. It is now quite rare and therefore maybe prone to faking. SR
  16. Very interesting information guys, I am interested in the London made Gaunt version of the Leveant medal - I wonder if anyone can answer the following quastions..? What metal is the Gaunt version made from - or metals..? Are the medals all "swinging" versions - I have seen one cast in one piece ie with the medal and suspender connected - I wondered if this was a different version or a fake..? Hope someone can help...Thanks in advance
  17. I have been collecting Pakistani medals for some years and have never seen a so called original Saichen medal with the full claw - do we have proof that this exists..? Has anyone ever seen one..? Or is the "soldered" fixing the official version..? Love to see a scan of the new clasp by the way..! Steve R
  18. Lorenzo, If you let me know the full naming on your General Service Medal with Iraq Clasp I will see if I can track down Cpl Owen of the R.A.O.C. for you. I need full number and initial of his name please. R.A.O.C. is of course The Royal Army Ordinance Corps. Regards Steve
  19. I agree with Rob, the number of different makers marks are a study in themselves, not to mention the Free French versions made in the UK. I have The Levant Medal made by JR Gaunt of London in my collection.
  20. His arm badge appears to be that of the Brigade La Fayette, also named Task Force La Fayette, is a joint unit of the French forces in Afghanistan. It was officially created on 1 November 2009, along with a complete reorganisation of the French military deployment in Afghanistan. It comprises most of the French Army units involved in the ISAF. The unit was named in honour of Gilbert du Motier de La Fayette. It headquarters is located at Nijrab outpost, near Nijrab, in the Kapisa Province. It is headed by general Jean-Pierre Palasset. Organisation The Brigade La Fayette is responsible fo
  21. Great pictures - I have all these in my own collection of Pakistani medals but I have never see a 40 year medal offered for sale. I have just bought a Tamgha-i-Khidmat Class III (with the white enamel centre) from ebay at the princley sum of £15. Looking forward to recieving it. Steve R
  22. My dad was in the R.A.S.C. and in addition to the "Run Away Someones Coming" he would have said "Royal Army Skirt Chasers" He also mentioned that the Corps motto aluded to the Blue Yellow and white colours of their flag "White to the mast, blue to the last and yellow to the core" Steve R
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