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Alex K

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  1. Depends when the photo was taken, but appears strongly to be the Baden war cross for volunteers 1914-16, a short time before king George v renounced his German name from saxe-coburg-gotha to Windsor and made all British royalty do the same, similarly with the plm. Until then many of the British royal family were liberally festooned with German royal family orders (sort of keeping it in the family), a prudent move as kaiser wilhelm his cousin had started bombing Britain with his new heavy bomber, unfortunately also named the "Gotha" regards
  2. Hi, I'm assuming the lower (black) backing is Raf, not RFC, is so then that would fit in with what I would expect based on what I have, the one posted by jean-sam has a ww2 look about the shape which would suggest modernist manufacture for rfc/raf just change the initials in my opinion, added ww2 new Zealand wings, only ones I have access to at the moment
  3. Hi I personally have my doubts, I don't like the modern looking iron on style reverse backing, others may want to chip in though regards Alex
  4. Some interesting images, thought I'd add my small contribution, a recent pick-up, slightly lighter side of the trenches regards Alex K
  5. Your guess was correct, judging by the number of campaign bars on the ribbon, he was a busy man!
  6. The medal is the British General service medal awarded from 1793,, the suspension device was sometimes quite loosly attached to the "Coin" so it would give the appearance of being off-centre when worn at an angle, a common thing with some british medals. image attached image credit Spink
  7. Sadly this just about sums it up, but to be fair, I have seen some amazing work done on restoring vintage aircraft to their real former glory
  8. Hi, so have I, I've tried searching under every combination so far, Imperial, Prussian, veteran etc etc, I've now started on Weimar period due to the date the photo was taken, still no joy, I'm sure that badge wasn't the only one produced, It'll turn up one day I'm sure normally when you least expect it.
  9. Hi, all thanks for the comments, I'll point my search on that direction, regards Alex
  10. Hi all, does anyone recognise the badge that id being worn,, is it even military in nature, thanks for any help regards
  11. Does anyone have a photo of the "Medaille zum 50. Regierungsjubilaum 1903" by any chance, not familiar with that one?
  12. Hi Unfortunately I don't think it-s that attached enhanced image, the profile is different
  13. Hi, thanks for the speedy reply, simple when you know the answer, I havn't seen this decoration before, i I appreciate your input. as for the web-site, yes I do know it, my mistake was in thinking it was a British medal. regards Alex K
  14. Hi all, I've been doing some private research into the decorations awarded to Prinz Heinrich, and looking at images of his various medal bars, there's one decoration which is driving me mad! attached image, it's the shape which is puzzling me, the first six are Prussian, then unknown, followed by 3 British coronation medals, Austrian , and lastly Japanese, red cross special member. It appears to have a British imperial Crown but I could be wrong, I suspect it may well be some obscure commemorative or anniversary medal, but which country?. I've checked my reference books, but nothing. am I missing the obvious? any help appreciated as usual regards Alex K Edit, correction, British 1 x Golden Jubilee, 2 x Coronation!
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