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This is another group of medals i am very proud of.They belonged to my uncle,J.D.M.Dadswell,Royal Corps of Signals.Again they are framed and hang next to my grandfathers medals.My uncle passed away a couple of years ago and having no children my aunt Betty gave the medals to me.The General Service Medal is the only one engaved,2329589,CPL.J.D.M.DADSWELL,R.SIGS.In WWll he was assigned to the Parachute Regiment.

Regards,Martin.

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Wonderfull pictures and medal group!

Both of your uncle as well as your grandfather.

I wonder whether you're going to gain all the family's medalgroups/medals?

How many of their generation have served and collected their gongs?

Kind regards,

Jacky

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Nice! And another of those odd and interesting groups without a 1939-45 Star. Can a closeup on the picture enlighten us here?

Ed,here is a close-up of the medal bar.I found out that Uncle John did not go into combat until about 1943-44.Would this have something to do with him not having the 1939-45 Star?

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Wonderfull pictures and medal group!

Both of your uncle as well as your grandfather.

I wonder whether you're going to gain all the family's medalgroups/medals?

How many of their generation have served and collected their gongs?

Kind regards,

Jacky

Jacky,

my father and his brother,my Uncle Don are the only surviving war veterans in the family.I'm sure that their medals will eventually come to me but i hope not for a very long time.

Just talked to my Uncle Don in Kent.He was in the Paracute Regiment in WWll and served in the Territorials for many years after.He told me he has the following medals:

1939-45 Star

France and Germany Star

Defence Medal

War Service Medal

General Service Medal,with Palestine Bar

and two Territorial Army Medals,one with two-Six Year Service Bars.

Dad has the two Korean war medals and the Cadet Forces Medal

I would also like to find out what medals were awarded to my maternal grandfather.We know he served in WWl with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and he rejoined the Warwick's just before the outbreak of WWll.After he made it back from Dunkirk he was dischared,probably because of his age,and joined the Pioneer Corps and served with them until the end of the War.Then he just took off leaving my grandmother and three daughters.We figure he probably sold his medals for drinks as they were never found after he passed away in the 1960's.I do have photo's of him from both Wars but i am interested in doing a little more research but i do not know where to start.

Regards,Martin.

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