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Martin W

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  1. My uncle Gordon passed away a few years ago.Everyone called him Don.

    He served in the 21st Independent Parachute Company in WWII,pathfinders I believe ?

    At my request,I recently received these photo's from my cousin of his medals.

    We have the 1939-45 Star,France and Germany Star,Defence Medal,General Service Medal with Palestine Bar and two Terretorial Medals,one with two 6 year bars.

    Nice to finally get the photo's of this grouping.

     

    Cheers,Martin.

    Uncle_Don's_medals_1..jpg

    Uncle Don's medals 3..jpg

    Here's a photo I have of him taken in Caen,July 1944.

    Uncle Don,Normandy 1944,obv..jpg

    Uncle Don,Normandy 1944,rev..jpg


  2. I have no intention of selling off what i have in my collection right now.

    I am a "Hilfskreuzer geek"

    I have a collection of over 40 plus Hilfskreuzer awards,some named from crewmen from the ATLANTIS and STIER.

    Plus, HK documents from many ships and HK albums from the THOR,STIER and the HANSA..I did sell my KOMET albums to a fellow collector who is writing a book on the subject.

    I will correct myself in saying that i have just become a little more selective in what i buy,and at this point it is a rare occurance.

    But i still enjoy this hobby,as mentioned.

     

    Cheers,Martin.


  3. I've been collecting since the 1960's.

    It went from anything TR,to just Kriegsmarine and then just Hilfskreuzer related stuff.Then that narrowed down to just items from the HK's Thor and Michel.

    Although,i did turn to collecting KM photo's of awards in wear and the cap tallies also.

    I love what i have amassed over the years,and enjoyed the history that came with it and learning from fellow collectors.

     

    I guess at some point i will have to part with all this stuff.

    Not too soon i hope.

     

    Cheers,Martin.

     


  4. That is a nice one.

     

    Cheers,Martin.

     

    On ‎2‎/‎1‎/‎2018 at 01:28, nesredep said:
    Hi Larry, Martin, Odulf and others!
    It would have been nice if any of you could create a schematic overview of all "Mützenband" This could be a great database for collectors and easier way to hunt for their images.
    Cheers, Morten.

    I just want to let everyone know that i do not collect anymore..I'm in my 60's and i'm done with buying items.

    Having said that,my interest in the hobby has not waned and i will continue to comment and contribute when i can.

    Cheers,Martin.

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