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  1. Unfortunately the medal itself remains in English. It’s just the engraving of the rank which is done in Welsh.
  2. Rumour' has it that the medal has the Jody Clarke obverse, the Royal Arms on the reverse with the dates 1952-2022, and is suspended from a ribbon that's almost identical to the 52 Coronation but without the central crimson stripe, i.e. solid blue.
  3. Just out of interest, what are these bars made of? If it’s silver I fear many my have been scraped?
  4. There’s a Police/Prison Officer Cyprus Campaign, general service medal currently on EBay, which might be of interest? 144086076677 (I’m not the seller)
  5. Two examples of British LSGC’s awarded to Australian recipients. Note that the naming does not include their rank.
  6. WANTED Am trying to locate a British police LSGC to an Australian Police recipient. They were issued between 1956 - 1975 and can be told apart from a British example, as the engraving is either just initials and surname, or none U.K. police ranking. If anyone has an example that they’d consider selling or swapping, please PM.
  7. My Great Grandfather John Propert was in the Merchant navy. He was an electrician, onboard the SS Justicia, when it was torpedoed and sunk in 1918. He survived the sinking. Handwritten on the back of his portrait photograph he has recorded. First torpedo 2.35 pm July 19th, 1918 Second TWIN Ts 8.35 am July 20th, 1918. Sank 1.50 pm July 20th, 1918.
  8. Thanks again DPK. This information is greatly appreciated!!! I must say, I too am baffled as to were all the U.K. type LSGC’s are! There’s certainly no shortage of British ones for the same period in the U.K.! If we compare them to say the South Atlantic Medal, relatively few of them were issued and a relatively recent award, yet they come up on the market fairly regularly and command a far higher premium. The examples I’ve seen also come with far more service history than a U.K. one normally would. Is it possible to obtain service history or are the examples I’ve seen just been lucky to have this information with them?
  9. Thanks dpk! Very interesting! This has certainly opened a whole new collecting sphere to me. However tracking any down seems to be another story, they certainly don’t appear to be as easily obtainable as a U.K. version would be!!!
  10. I’m wonder now whether this medal was perhaps an Australian Police LSGC issued between 1956-75? The crude type of engraving being perhaps burr engraving? Clive Johnson book Australian's Awarded that this medal could be either impressed when gazetted and issued by the UK but with initials and surname. He goes on the say more commonly when awarded locally (in Australia) it will be burr engraved with initials surname and sometimes rank.
  11. I’m told that there is a book by a chap called Clive Johnson called Australian's Awarded. In that he states that this medal could be either impressed when gazetted and issued by the UK but with initials and surname. He goes on the say more commonly when awarded locally (in Australia) it will be burr engraved with initials surname and sometimes rank.
  12. Thanks Marcon1, Just trying to see if there’s going to be a way to identify the recipient as being an Australian Bobby without any sort of paperwork or other providence. Would there perhaps be a clue in the rank? Another option I thought was given the period in question 1956-1975 would they have been issued in the white cardboard box? Would this box have the particular force documented on the label like U.K. forces did?
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