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I am primarily a collector of all things Third Reich but I do have other things too. These include a cased example of the Military Cross (George V). Now my question - - - it is plain on the reverse but I always thought it should carry the year it was awarded. Can anyone please offer any comment ??

Thank you.

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As I recall (being at work away from sources) dating commenced something like 1938. No George V MC would have been dated. Official naming, of course, only dates from the recent reorganisation and extension of the MC to all ranks.

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Thank you Chris - - - I agree - a beautiful decoration - - I have several more but these all carry dates, for example 1942 and 1945, on the revese hence my question.

By the way my favourite Britsh decoration of all is the DSO - - sadly I just have the one example.

Thank you again.

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ww1 MCs are normally plain on the back! but found out about a year and a bit ago that a family member of mine actually won one!! therefore i had to buy one and got one off this very site!!it really really is an amazing award when in your hand! very very simply but SO attractive! while im here anyone know a site/address for the royal fusiliers ??iv got the gazetting of my family relative from the London gazette and want to get more info on him and how he won his MC!! thanks for ANY help!!! :beer:

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