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A woman (the bow mounting for the St. John and the Moroccan Wissam Alaouit Cherifien) involved in some medical stuff (St. John). A nurse who served in Morocco in WWII?

Should be able to trace her. Later a CBE or DBE. A "somebody".

What are the two badges upper center?

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I'll add a follow-on to Ed's comment. The absence of a 1939-45 or Africa Star would seem to confine her to the UK for most the war years, although service in Morocco post-1943 would not have merited the Africa Star. Also, the commander's grade of the Ouissam Alaouite would indicate a senior position at the time of award (I have a US colonel's group with a commander's grade). Whenever awarded, the Ouissam Alaouite looks to be the key to finding her. Many hours of Gazette searching may be ahead.

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I'll add a follow-on to Ed's comment. The absence of a 1939-45 or Africa Star would seem to confine her to the UK for most the war years, although service in Morocco post-1943 would not have merited the Africa Star. Also, the commander's grade of the Ouissam Alaouite would indicate a senior position at the time of award (I have a US colonel's group with a commander's grade). Whenever awarded, the Ouissam Alaouite looks to be the key to finding her. Many hours of Gazette searching may be ahead.

Thanks guys, the group is on its way in the post so a few days before I get more photos, I think the clue is the button and the gold rose (Deputy Lord Lieutenant?), I have checked London Gazettes and no females

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But four bows. How odd.

LG is, of course, far from perfect for foreign awards.

Good news, CBE found, waiting to see if any douments are available.........

Edwina Olwyn Coven, CBE, JP, DL; Her Majesty's Lieutenant, City of

London, from 1981, died at Eastbourne, 15 December, 2005, at the age of

84.

She was born Edwina Instone, 23 Oct, 1921, daughter of Sir Samuel

Instone, DL, by his wife Alice, and was educated at Queen's College,

London and St Winifred's, Ramsgate; in Paris, and at the Marlborough

Gate Secretarial College, London (1st Class Business Diploma).

Career:-->volunteered for military service, Private ATS; commissioned

into the ATS (subsequently WRAC); Army Interpreter (French); served in

UK and overseas in staff appointments; Plans and Policy Division,

Western Union Defence Organisation, and NATO, Directorate Manpower

Planning (War Office) 1942-56; was children's writer with Fleetway

Publications; General Features Writer with the National Magazine Co.,

Reporter, BBC Woman's Hour; Member, Advisory Council, Radio London

(BBC) 1978-81, Director 1985-93, Deputy Chairman 1990-93 TV and

Chairman, Davbro Chemists, 1967-71; stores consultant on promotions and

fashion, 1960-77; Member, Women's Advisory Committee (Clothing and

Foot-wear Sub-Committee) BSI, 1971-73; Caseworker, Soldiers', Sailors',

and Airmen's Association, 1995-99; JP Inner London, North Westminster,

1965-72 (Deputy Chairman 1971-72); JP City of London Commission,

1969-88; Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London; Chairman, City of London

Probation and After-Care Committee, 1971-77; Chairman, City of London

Police Committee, 1984-87 (Deputy Chairman 1983-84); Member of the

Police Committee, AMA, 1985-97; Chief Commoner, City of London,

1987-88, an Alderman; a Freeman of the City of London; Member of the

Council of the WRAC Association, 1973-90 (Vice-President 1984-88, and

Vice-Chairman, 1985-89), &c.

She was appointed CBE in 1988.

She married in 1951, Frank Coven, who died in 2001.

The funeral took place at Willesden Jewish Cemetery, Beaconsfield Road,

22 Dec, 2005.

Source: The Times

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The King of Morocco was a prolific traveller in the 1970s, so the Ouissam Alaouite perhaps relates to her term as deputy lord lieutenant and a visit by the King to London.

Great group!

Surprised no 1977 jubilee ?

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