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    Retired museum curator, specialist in preservation, storage, handling, display of artifacts. American and British/UK military aviation history and militaria, academic interest only. Personal collection consists of USAF memorabilia, mostly from Vietnam era.
  1. Here are some updates about this fascinating discovery: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/archaeology/napoleon_army_01.shtml http://www.balticsworldwide.com/the-napoleon-graves/
  2. That, in the end, is always the basic unanswerable question.
  3. One other recommendation tried and true: Place your artifact in one box, surrounded with whatever suits your fancy for protection. Put that box in a second box, surrounded by (of all things) cooked popcorn (no salt or butter, obviously). Popcorn is much better and cheaper than foam peanuts.
  4. Just a safety suggestion, we used in museums when shipping anything framed with glass: Put down a 1" spaced vertical and horizontal grid of masking tape to the face of the glass. If anything cracks or breaks, the chances of damaging the artifact are greatly reduced, if not eliminated.
  5. Also noteworthy apropos of long service, is that a USAF GCM will be granted during wartime after one full year of service. To wit: Criteria It was awarded to Air Force enlisted personnel during a three-year period of active military service or for a one-year period of service during a time of war. Airmen awarded this medal must have had character and efficiency ratings of excellent or higher throughout the qualifying period including time spent in attendance at service schools, and there must have been no convictions of court martial during this period. Air Force personnel who were prev
  6. I'd be interested to learn the origin of it as well, whether Canada or England or both, or others included. Where is this badge worn on a uniform?
  7. Just asking to be sure I understand that the BADGE itself had to be given up?
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