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  1. Again, I am not familiar with the Dut CC Award System. WWII-wise, I know there was a Dutch Marine Battalion that fought off German Paratroopers at a Bridgehead
  2. Gents Like the title states, I recently acquired an amazing WWII Dutch Marine Uniform. It has loops for either two medals or a longer ribbon bar. I do not know much about Dutch stuff, but what could the possibility of combination of medals for this uniform? rank is Ensign or second lieutenant equivalent.
  3. Well, I think you had many german soldiers doing valorous things in 1914-1918. I think the criteria may have changed due to the trench warfare. I know for fact my Great Grandfather was awarded his EKII in 1917 for for staying in a position MG by himself so his entire section of the trench could pull out. He was awarded his Baden Silver Merit Medal (Baden EKII equivalent) for recovering his entire MG horse team while under fire by himself so they could retrograde resulting in two MG08s. These two stories were told to me by my great aunt before she died. I think there is no cheapening there
  4. Kinda crazy And stupid. I collect American Silver Eagles. The Philadelphia Mint 2017 is the lowest produced Silver Eagle (no I don’t know what this one is), but it is selling for average $5k USD. This year, 2020, West Point Mint shut down forever (as told by USMINT) and they are doing another low montage of Philadelphia Mint Silver Eagles and they are being press for $495 USD. Will be second lowest montage of coin. Also, FYSA, this is the last year the Silver Eagle will have this design.
  5. This guy is all over every forum trying to get someone validate it and sell it as junk. The person who started this thread has a history of doings this under different names then sells crap. Please beware
  6. Hello, I am trying to to help identify an individual from 3D SAI, 1st South African Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Division Was a Sergeant, wounded once, Was a Signal and musketry instructor. Awards: Ribbon bar - Military Medal, Queens South Africa Medal, Natal Native Rebellion Medal, WWI 1914-1915 Medal I think it may be, but not for sure. Possible - Second Boer War Geoffrey Watkin Williams In Kimberly Volunteer Regiment I can’t find a name on any roster for the Natal Medal. Wwi - Geoffrey Watkin WILLIAMS 3rd SAI, C Coy for Recommended for the DCM for hi
  7. I have another grouping where a Captain who was awarded a medal was 50 years old when awarded the medal and there is documentation to support the statement. I think age might be a smaller thing. Compared to the US forces; I have seen brits having weird ages for ranks in some capacities. Right now at my job there is a 51 year old RN Commander serving in a LNO job. He was just promoted last year and has been in for 35 years.
  8. I appreciate everyone’s responses. Then what is that number? I looked over the tunic more and brought it to a recent show and there was no belief that anything was fake. I also asked about the holes in the collar next to the exploding bomb and it was explained he could have been in another unit before going to royal artillery. The ribbons bars have been there a while because I cut stitching on the middle of the ribbon bar and there is discoloration. the two options given to me this past weekend 1) was that it was put together in the 60s-80 or 2) it is perfectly legit. Too bad th
  9. Weasel thanks for your response. the first ribbon is the military cross and the second is the General Service medal with palm for being mentioned in dispatches. Is there anyway to put a name to identify who wore this ribbon bar?
  10. WW2 MEDAL RIBBON BAR. MILITARY CROSS , G.S.M WITH M.I.D & WW2 MEDALS . It is supposedly from a Royal Engineers Grouping Any additional information would help if Ribbon Bar is identified. It is part of my 11yr olds Son’s Bday present and I don’t know much about UK Militaria thanks in advance
  11. Royal Artillery (WWI and WWII) Vet I am looking to see if someone can put a name to this ribbon bar... Royal Artillery Colonel from WWII who was Great War Veteran 1) Military Cross w/ Rosette (2x) 2) 1914 Mons Star w/ Rosette (not 1914-1915 Mons Star) 3) British War Medal (WWI) 4) WWI Victory Medal 5) 1945 Defense Medal 6) War Medal 1939-1945 7) Efficiency Medal Thanks for any help. Any additional information would be welcomed.
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