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David S

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  1. Roughly Probably a PO1 or 2 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Awards/A...ionaryMedal.htm Each star on the Navy GCM represents 3 years
  2. Most likely British Army Uniforms and Insignia of WW2 A number of pix do show the Africa Star ribbon being worn (with 8th Army) device in 1944 As far as I can see there are no other ribbons of stars being worn . . . at least not clearly shown -->edited due to a spellign boo boo<--
  3. The RVN Service-AF GCM is not right as pointed out above Were it the top bar, of others it would still be wrong, the NDSM would be between the two Not necessarily, the American Campaign wasn't just handed out, criteria had to be met From The Institute of Heraldry website http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Awards/A...mpaignMedal.htm
  4. Here's a pic of a made up ribbon bar for Winston that somebody was flogging on eBay last year. They said up front in was a repro . . . cannot remember what it went for
  5. These are both from the first Gulf War, awarded to all personnel involved The top one is from Saudi Arabia, it is for the Liberation of Kuwait The bottom one is from Kuwait, it is for the Liberation of Kuwait
  6. The white one is for the 4th Division The displaced quadrant should face left No clue as to originality
  7. It is not an official medal awarded by the government The St John Ambulance Service is a charitable organization with worldwide links It looks to be a commemorative. . . perhaps for long service Look here http://www.sja.org.uk/sja/default.aspx
  8. Thanks Paul I was thinking about sending you a pm on this I was looking for references on this and could find damned little regarding the device and its use. I have some info on it being worn on ballcaps, but was unsure of the E-1 to E-6 wear of visors. There are a great many pics of females wearing, but a dearth of males
  9. Yikes indeed at the ribbon bar If your guy retired in 1977 there are three ribbons that shouldn't be in that group These three required active service on or after the institution dates Army Service - instituted in April 1981 Army Overseas Service - instituted in August 1981 USAF Military Training Instructor - instituted in 1998 --> edited to fix a boo boo <--
  10. Magnificent bars indeed Here is my only Egyptian
  11. I am not a CG collector. It is a branch that has held my interest for many years, I do have some items, but not many There is nothing wrong with the cap, it's the badge that is wrong. The same type of cap has been worn by Chiefs in the Navy & CG for decades On furthur research it looks like the device on your cap is primarily for CG females up to CPO The CG Chiefs badge is below, as is a representation of the other badge being worn (by a friends daughter)
  12. You are correct It was a bad choice of words on my part Mea Culpa No disrespect was inferred, or intended
  13. I cannot says as to vintage but I can tell you two things negative about the hat 1) The hat is for CPO, or Junior Officers 2) The insignia is for junior and senior enlisted under CPO, and not appropriate for the cap
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