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Megan last won the day on February 14

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  1. Over a year ago, I spotted a train guard wearing enamel ribbons on his uniform - a trio of Golden Jubilee, Diamond Jubilee, and Cadet Forces Medal. He was a bit startled when I asked him which of the Cadets he'd been involved with, without mentioning the ribbons at all!
  2. Given a jumble of Soviet and DDR awards, and apparent service in Army, Police, Customs, Border Guards AND State Security... not to mention Construction, Railways, and Agriculture... I'd guess this is a fantasy bar of whatever ribbons the vendor could get his paws on.
  3. Some fine images here, thank you for sharing Emmanuel.
  4. tcjbomber, would you be kind enough to grant permission for me to use this image on my website, please? (and if you are willing, may I have your real name for the credits?)
  5. I have been known to drink Lapsang Souchong and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... both "without pollutants". I normally have one mug of coffee in the morning, then spend the rest of the day drinking Orange & Mango squash (by the pint). Then evening comes and it's a pint, followed by red wine with dinner and sometimes a drop of Laphroaig afterwards.
  6. Nice.... (more of these darn Russian gongs!)
  7. The last version of this award is also distinctive in having the 'stipple' effect on the reverse, rather than the completely plain one of earlier types.
  8. Great story, Enzo, and a great reminder that duty, honour, and courage are displayed on both sides of a conflict (my father served in the British army in Italy...)
  9. The latest issue of JOMSA crawled through my letterbox this morning with a fascinating article on Nigerian medals in it. Wilschut, E. (2020) The Biafran Conflict and its Origins Described Through Medals. Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America 71(5):3-12. It explains quite a lot about early Nigerian medals in general and answers some of the questions posed in this thread. (Note that all JOMSAs are now digitised as well as printed, and you can get a digital-only subscription for $19.95 - a good investment as the journal is a real treasure-trove.)
  10. Colours and the design of the eagle would suggest German, but the cross isn't shaped like any German - or Austrian - award I know...
  11. So sorry to hear that poor Elie was caught up in this horrific incident, good news at least that both he and his family are safe.
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