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    Awards of the Arab World - full size & miniature.
    British awards to Arab recipients.
    Imperial Ethiopian awards.
    Medals of Azad Hind & Bahawalpur.
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  1. Yes I do - Nasser and Tito were very friendly and visited each other on numerous occasions. I think it would have gone to a junior rank not an officer as and officer would have received an Order of Merit (not the Medals of Merit which was a separate series of medals) or Order of the Republic. Owain
  2. Hi, This is the Medal of Merit - it appears to be silver and thus a 2nd Class - also a silver mark. The Arabic on the suspension reads 'Republic of Egypt' - the suspension 'bird' was later changed when the nation became the 'Egyptian Arab Republic' - see image below. The revers Arabic is the word 'merit'. Regards, Owain
  3. Hi, The upside down clasp in the auction picture is 'Falasteen' (Palestine), Regards, Owain
  4. Gentlemen, I note below the details of the Lebanese Military Valour Medal. Owain Instituted by Decree 1669, on August 18, 1971; awarded to all servicemen in the Army, either for years of distinguished service or for acts of bravery in two classes: · Silver for Officers · Bronze for Other Ranks The Medal: The "Military Valour Medal" consists of an 'egg' shaped bronze medal, and a ribbon affixed to the medal by a ball and loop on the reverse. Obverse: The head of a soldier with a helmet and an olive branch. At the base, the Arabic inscript
  5. And the Order of the Star of Honour of Ethiopia - he was 2ic of the Mission to Menelik in 1897 and received the award then. Regards, Owain P.S. His awards were sold by Spink in 1999 and included: Distinguished Service Order, V.R., gold and enamel; Egypt, undated, two clasps, The Nile 1884-85, Toski (Lieut., R.A.); Queen’s Sudan (Lt. Col. Sir, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O., R.A.); 1914-15 Star (General Sir, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., K.C.M.G., D.S.O.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. Oakleaf (Gen. Sir); Coronation 1902; Coronation 1911; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Territorial Decorati
  6. Hi, As noted May was a retired civilian and as such was awarded her 'second' MBE - when it was realised that this had been awarded in error it was rescinded and she was awarded an MiD in lieu. At no time during WW2 was she a serving member of HM Forces and thus was not entitled to any WW2 medals. I believe the terms of award of a MiD were reviewed after the war and were thereafter limited to acts of gallantry. Regards, Owain
  7. Bar the WW1 medals, and with the possible exception of the ISO, none would have been named. Regards, Owain
  8. Gentlemen, At long last I am pleased to post pictures of my Great-Great Aunt's awards - collected today. l tried initially to have the MiD mounted above the rack of 5 but this proved to be too difficult. Then it was between the Victory Medal and the Rafidain, but whilst technically correct, it looked very, very strange and ungainly so finally decided upon having it at the end for display purposes. Kind regards, Owain
  9. I wonder how his Great War Medals are named? 'H.M. King George V'? Owain
  10. Gentlemen, I think that the clasp reads, 'Baghdad'. Regards, Owain
  11. P.F., Thanks for the clearer picture - I think my ID's are correct. By the way the 'collar' is not a 'collar' rather it is the Royal Victorian Chain and I believe the neck badge is the Order of the Bath (Military Division) to accompany the lower breast star. Regards, Owain
  12. Gentlemen, An attempt at identifying the first image medal bar: Order of the Bath Military Order of the Star of India Order of St. Michael & St. George Order of Indian Empire Royal Victorian Order Order of British Empire Imperial Service Order 1914-15 Star Great War Medal Great War Victory Medal 1887 Jubilee Medal + 1897 Clasp 1902 Coronation Kind regards, Owain
  13. Gentlemen, I had the good fortune to meet with Bichay in 1996 and again in 2003 and see my notes below which I hope will be of interest. I also attach a picture from 1996 and also one of me with Bichay in 2003. Regards, Owain Notes of Conversation with Fahmy Tewfiq Bichay, St. Anne Bellvue, Quebec, Tuesday 19 August, 2003. Lattes / Bichay Pronounced ‘Lattess’. Fahmy’s father was the chief craftsman for Lattes and manufactured all awards dating back to the reign of Hussein Kamel (1914-17) including the short-lived Order of Filaha. Bichay also manuf
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