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  1. Merhaba,

    I am in Ankara. Lets have a lunch together. Please check your GMIC mail for details.

    There are several Museums in Ankara. But for Military History IMO there are 2 places to visit:

    First Atatürk's Mausoleum (Anıtkabir) where you can also visit the museum.

    http://www.ataturktoday.com/Anitkabir.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An%C4%B1tkabir

    The second interesting place is Museum of the War of Independence (1st Parliament Building)

    There are some shops dealing with medals, orders etc. They do not sell weapons or uniforms. Actually it is forbidden to take old medals etc. outside of Turkey. Be careful.

    In Cappadocia

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cappadocia

    there are some shops in URGUP and ORTAHISAR and other places, but if you don't really know what you are buying then don't but for that cheap price which you bargained for. I suggest take an air balloon tour early in the morning and after visiting he churches in the area you must see one of the Underground cities in KAYMAKLI or DERINKUYU which were created by the early Christians who were hiding from the Romans.

    I hope you enjoy your trip,

    regards and a happy new year

    Demir

  2. I'm very interested to see the Chinese / Japanese characters on the packages for the Fifth Turkish Brigade badges (Post # 44). Do you know where these badges were made?

    Hi,

    A Korean friend of mine translated it as "badge" as dfdenizyaran says. My friend says it is Chinese but used in China,Japan and Korea.

    I think it must have been made in Japan considering the fact of production potential among others in 1954. The silk Turkish Flag patches were also from Japan.

    Regards

    Demir

  3. dfdenizyaran shared a photo above in this forum. (Posted 02 August 2012 - 18:22)

    That photo gives a good idea about the uniforms of the 1st Turkish Brigade, before leaving for Korea at Etimesgut in Ankara.

    From left: Col. Celal Dora -Comm. 241.nd Regiment, Dep. Comm. Natik Poyrazoglu, Captain Abbas Yurdakul, adjutant Capt. Halim Irsoy, 5th Captain ?, Regiment Legal Adv. Capt. Munir Araslı, Captain Muzaffer Sebukcebe and First Lieutenant Seref Unuvar

    And here is the Standard of the 241st Infantry Regiment that landed on Pusan Korea in 1950.

  4. Officer Rank Insignia used in the Turkish Army

    1909 - 2012

    By : Instructor Col. Kadir Türker GEÇER

    Silahlı Kuvvetler Dergisi (Journal of the Turkish Armed Forces) Ocak (January) 2012,

    ANKARA,TURKEY

    Sayı (Issue No): 411

    Pages 68-85,

    Edited by: Demir Erman

    Please download it from Documents Archive of GMIC

    http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/files/file/37-rank-insignia-used-in-the-turkish-army-since-1909/

    Regards

    Demir

  5. Paul, Sorry I do not have the NCO's.

    Please check this file from the GMIC Document Archive and you can download it.

    Rank Insignia Used in the Turkish Army Since 1909

    By : Instructor Col. Kadir Türker GEÇER

    Silahli Kuvvetler Dergisi (Journal of the Turkish Armed Forces) Ocak (January) 2012,

    ANKARA,TURKEY

    Sayi (Issue No): 411

    Pages 68-85,

    http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/files/file/37-rank-insignia-used-in-the-turkish-army-since-1909/

  6. I would like to add some more pictures to give an idea about the Turkish troops.

    1st Brigade

    1. 1st Brigade Commander Brigadier Tahsin Yazici during General McArthur's visit

    2. 1st Brigade Commander Brigadier Tahsin Yazici with Regiment Dep. Com. Lt. Colonel Natik Poyrazoglu (on his right) and journalist Feridun Es

    3. 1st Brigade Regiment Comm. Col. Celal Dora, adjutant to Col. Celal Dora Captain Halim Irsoy (Col. Dora'sright) Far right Captain Abbas Yurdakul

    4. 1st Brigade Commander Brigadier Tahsin Yazici and 1st Brigade Regiment Comm. Col. Celal Dora with journalist Feridun Es

    From the collection of Mr. Erhan Cifci (these and the following ones)

  7. Hi,

    If you are interested in the TWM and the Ottoman Medals, uniforms, history you can check these pages, they are all in Turkish but we can always translate, if you ask.

    Ottoman medals, uniforms etc:

    https://www.facebook...nlimadalyalari/

    TWM:

    https://www.facebook.../harpmadalyasi/

    Korean war:

    https://www.facebook.../koremadalyasi/

    https://www.facebook...ups/koresavasi/

    Ottoman Military History:

    https://www.facebook...20944871281282/

    Regards

    Demir

  8. TWM ribbons were worn that way sometimes. Are you on Demir's TWM facebook (in turkish) page?

    Hi, if you are interested in the TWM and the Ottoman Medals you can check these pages, they are in Turkish but we always translate if you ask.

    for Ottoman medals, uniforms etc:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/osmanlimadalyalari/

    TWM:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/harpmadalyasi/

    Korean war:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/koremadalyasi/

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/koresavasi/

    Ottoman Military History:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/420944871281282/

    Regards

    Demir

  9. Does anyone know offhand how many women recieved the EK?

    Thanks

    Chris

    I suspect the nurse with the TWM is the nurse whom NAXOS posted (a photo of her) in his thread (Elfriede Scherhaus). The photo resembles her very much. I can not say anything more after what I said above . :love:. IMHO if the nurse was so strict applying the rules (wearing the TWM just the right place and also had the ribbon exactly where it belongs) then the ribbon most probably has been the EKII ribbon.

    Regards

    Demir

  10. They must be, Ottomans had very good archive system, they had everything registered, the problem for us now is, they were written using the Arabic alphabet. So unless the Ottoman Archives people have them translated, we have to find somebody who can locate them and read them. Are you looking for a specific roll, so that I can check asking friends.

  11. Thanks, here is another image.

    Hi,

    Nice set, lovely German made medal and ribbon. The metal piece (dog tag?) has to be pictured after turning it.

    The numbers are from top: 6, 3 and 142.

    If you post a bigger picture of the metal piece (after turning it) I will ask help for the words.

    Regards.

    Demir

    PS: I am glad that you liked the Turkish War Medal book.

    With a little help from my friends (like the Beatles song)

    The translation of the dog tag is: 6th Division, 3rd Mobile Regiment, 142 (enlisted man number). It has to be Mobile Gendarmerie Regiment

    Regards

    Demir

  12. Hi,

    Nice set, lovely German made medal and ribbon. The metal piece (dog tag?) has to be pictured after turning it.

    The numbers are from top: 6, 3 and 142.

    If you post a bigger picture of the metal piece (after turning it) I will ask help for the words.

    Regards.

    Demir

    PS: I am glad that you liked the Turkish War Medal book.

  13. Hello Stormbringer ,

    This medal was estanlished in 1912 but before the 1st Balkan war starts , i mean the medal established in 28 August 1912 but the Balkan war starts in 8 October 1912 . It is not definitely mentioned as Hamidiye battleship , maybe it is but can be a general image from Ottoman navy . As there is a special another medal for Hamidiye battleship .

    About the writing on the medal in English ;

    There is the Tughra of the Sultan 5th Mehmed ( Reshad ) under it the date of the medal established and on the reverse the picture of a battleship from Ottoman Navy and it is written under the ship as " The Medal of the donation to Ottoman Empire Navy " .

    And Mr. Demir; it is a nice and rare award document of this medal but the ornamentation , garnish ( In Turkish we call it Teship ) up of the gold inlaid Tughra are later made , there is no such type of original document for Ottoman Medal awards . ( I mean the Teship flowers on the Tughra ) .

    Avsar Ibar

    Hello Avşar,

    Yes I know. I bought it with the nice figures (Tezhip) around the Tughra. It looks nice.

    Best wishes

    Demir

  14. Thanks Don,

    Thanks for the very clearly documented information.

    So the medal I shared here in my earlier thread has to be named "6.25 Incident Participation Medal". It is Korean War Service Medal - Type 2 according to your research. Don't you thing it would have been better should you name it 6.25 Incident Participation Medal-type 2 if the name of the medal is "6.25 Incident Participation Medal" why still call it Korean War Service Medal.

    I am quoting your writing from http://home.earthlink.net/~kwsm/ on the subject here:

    "Korean War Service Medal - Type 2

    At some point in time, the Korean government must have realized that they could not afford to manufacture a million or more of the enameled Type 1 KWSM. They may also have been influenced by the fact that service medals are rarely done in enamels. The medal and box pictured on the left are original Korean War issues. On the right I have digitally enhanced/lightened a picture of the reverse. The line down the center says "6.25 Incident Participation Medal". The rocker across the bottom says: "Republic of Korea". Most of the Korean War Service medals issued by the Korean government, were manufactured by a company called Jung Il Sa. According to Mr. Chang Hui-kwan, the son of the original owner, they have produced this medal with both a dark and a light planchet. Since these are legitimate pieces, I refer to the darker pieces as Type 2 and the lighter planchets as Type 2A.

  15. Hi

    If there was no Austrian red and white Medal Ribbon which has to be worn in the second button hole of the tunic then, IMHO it is the ribbon of the TWM. It was worn through the secong button hole of the tunic. Although the position is against the Turkish Army Order no.19. According the second article of this Order " other ribbons belonging to the medals of other countries can only be attached under the War Medal ribbon mentioned in the article 1 of this Order".

    But since he is not Ottoman he was bound to his Army's regulations.

    Regards

    Demir

    Here is a good example. The picture of Enver Pasha, the Minister of War

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