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Shots Dave

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    Allied WW2 medals, especially Resistance related medals including Official,Unofficial & Commemorative versions.

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  1. Hi Gents I have recently acquired this Nepalese Assam-Burma Medal which I believe was awarded for WW2 service in this theatre of war. I can find very little information on this award and have seen examples presented with both sides of the medal treated as the obverse. I think the ribbon on this example may be back to front as it would make sense to me that the side with the Kukri is the actual obverse, as the bravery medal issued in the same time also has the same image of the Nepalese flag on one side. Any information anyone can share would be much appreciated. Cheers Dave
  2. I did place a question mark due to my uncertainty, but that is in fact where I bought it from and the ribbon is from the Belgian 1940-1945 Colonial War Effort medal. I think some of the Belgian Association medals do appear to use other official ribbons, unless people have just added them themselves? With the initials which I presume relate to the Organisation that presented the medal, it doesn't appear dis-similar to other Belgian Association medals.I am more than happy to be proved wrong though.
  3. Hi Gents I have recently seen this medal and wondered if anyone could shed any light on its origins please? Cheers Dave
  4. Hi Peter, I don't have any details currently about this specific award, but when lockdown is over I will endeavour to find out what I can about the recipient and hopefully what they received the Commendation for.
  5. Here is the Africa Service Medal with a bronze King Protea flower emblem representing a King's Commendation which is equal to a mention in despatches but awarded for services away from the battlefield.
  6. I was going to say I hadn't come across that combination and ask for an image, but Marcon1 appears to have answered correctly in relation to the opening image that they are his initials. The prefix I have mentioned would come in front of the number eg F123456 would be awarded to someone in SAWAAF
  7. Here is the reverse of the Commander version of the Philippine Legion of Honor which has writing within the gilding which I wasn't able to post before.
  8. You are correct the Africa star should have an 8th Army Clasp and the numeral be on his ribbon bar. I have just myself become aware that lots of South African medals have a prefix, of which a few are: C-Cape Corps M-Indian & Malay Corps N-Native Military Corps These 3 groups relating to coloured recipients. F-Women's Auxiliary Air Force W-Women's Auxiliary Army Service These 2 obviously to women. I believe you can presume your recipient was a white South African and if you would like research Dewald Nel who is based in South Africa provides a se
  9. Wow, what an amazing collection you have. I have only managed to get one example of the Distinguished Service Star and Distinguished Conduct Star. I also have the Commander version of the Philippine Legion of Honor which has writing within the gilding, which I can't display because it won't let me upload the image
  10. Very nice Emmanuel, I still search for one of these. It appears to have the JT for Jose Tupaz jr above the" For Valour" wording. Could we possibly see the reverse please?
  11. Hi Gordon I don't have the case readily available but will add it later if I can. I would say though that I have several Polish Cases and they all are similar inside, being an open space with no special cut out for the shape of the specific medal/cross. Dave
  12. Here is what I believe to be an example of the Medal of Merit on the Field of Glory-Bronze-3rd Class by Grabski.
  13. Hi Guys I would be interested in your comments on this one. I have seen and read so much, but I am none the wiser. My thoughts/observations in laymans terms would be that the earlier 3rd Class "originals" should be silver and the rings and attachments as the previous example of a decent thickness. I have also shown the box this came in, whether it's the original I can not be certain but possibly it may help indicate a date. Happy Easter Dave
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