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  1. Hello I have just acquired a Victory Medal to a trooper who served with the Auckland Mounted Rifles and he was listed as serving in "E" Squadron but I cant seem to locate any information on the sqd's in a letter format only number Would appreciate any assistance with this regards Caz
  2. can you supply his name, service number and rank regards C
  3. Hello all I am just seeing if anyone would be able to shed light on how many Radfan clasps where issued to the Royal Navy regards and thanks in advance C
  4. Hi Peter Samoa was the first victory for the allies in WW1 without a shot been fired. On the night of the 6 August 1914, the New Zealand government received a telegram from London that it would be "a great and urgent Imperial service" if New Zealand forces seized Samoa, which was a German territory. This was approved the next day, and four days later a mixed force of 1,413 men plus six nursing sisters. On the 29th August they landed unopposed at Apia. Thus the island of Upolu was the first German territory to be occupied in the name of King George V. Regards
  5. Hi all I have just received my first medal to a NZ officer and wanted to share a medal that belonged to a solider who served in three wars Lt Charles Henry Salt N.Z.E.F. He was Born: 11.08.1882 in Pigeon Bay, Lyttleton, New Zealand and died in Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand on 18.06.1957 aged 75 years old Service number on medal: 4/230 (1914/15 Star) He was an Electric Linesman who worked for the New Zealand Railways, then later was a storekeeper periods of service: Boer War: Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry, 6th New Zealand Contingent , Trooper, 2845, QSA (Cap
  6. Hi I have just started collecting medals to what I would say is an under estimated unit in the army. I know that they are not a famous line regiment but I feel they certainly should be acknowledged for their commitment to ensuring troops are feed The Catering Corps is a unit that is always working to feed and ensure soldiers are always feed, they don;t have the same down times as other units in the field be it in training or operations and often have to work under very trying environments and conditions, just as their civilian counter parts do as well. Yes they like chefs in the oth
  7. Hi Mike great collections something for me to aspire to regards C
  8. Hello Peter and Mike thanks for the information appreciated, I am happy that I have this small group in my collection of growing QSA medals Regards C
  9. Hi all just been trying to research a few of my QSA and have just started on a QSAM BWM, VM group as I am still new to collecting QSA medals is it common for only 1 person to be issued a clasp in a company /battalion? It was issued to: Lieut Eric George JEFFREYS, 87th Company, 22nd Battalion, he also served in the 20th Battalion He joined as a Pte, March 1900 then promoted to L / Cpl in July 1900, then commissioned to Lieut in March 1901 He was listed severely wounded in Heckpoort (I think ) 16th September 1900 what I found interesting is he was the
  10. Hi I would like to know if it possible to research the NGSM medal roll for the clasp Palestine 1936 - 39 and if so how regards and thanks in advance C
  11. Hi Hugh yes I noticed the same but I have a medal to this unit and have confirmed the clasp on the medal roll. it seems was issued to about 40% of this regiment regards
  12. Hi I am just curious if anyone can assist in how many of the Kaffrarian Rifles would have been issued the Wittebergen clasp and how common is this clasp to South African Units Regards C
  13. Hi all just wanted to share an early issued Order of Glory III, awarded 14th December 1943, just a few weeks after the first award The number seems high and considering it was not issued to the Belorussian front from the mint until April 26th 1944 and was part of a block of 900 (55.901 - 56.800) and not issued for awarding until 28th April 1944 seems like it was a back dated issue as final approval was not until 24th April 1944, and It is I feel a great fighting citation Record card Order booklet nr. B-609387 1. Last name: Poverenny 2. First name an
  14. I have had some dealings with Audrey as well her daughter and are very sorry to hear at her passing RIP
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