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Hello,

It has been some time since posting on this forum, I have posted these on other forums and would like to share some of my growing ribbon bar collection. I am very fond of the British metal-style ribbon bars, and the connection they have to each recipient having been worn, likely more frequently, than the medals they represent. The stories some of these small pieces of ribbon represent make this a very fascinating aspect of collecting. I have Army, Royal Air Force, Royal and Royal Canadian Navy represented below as worn by the following:

Army:

General Sir Gerald Lathbury, GCB, DSO, MBE - Ox and Bucks Light Infantry and Parachute Regiment - participated in combat jumps at Sicily (DSO) and Arnhem (USA DSC awarded for leadership and escape as commander of 1st Para Brigade);

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Army: Unknown recipient, however suspect the Efficiency Medal is likely a "Kenya" with associated AGSM and MiD;

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Royal Air Force: Was able to narrow down to Air Vice Marshal Hubert Desmond Hall, CB, CBE, AFC (KStJ and QCVSA) - Cold War Canberra, Valiant, and Victor pilot, served with No.9 Sqn during 1956 (likely awarded Malaya and Near East clasps to GSM 1918-62), CO of 57 Sqn (Victors), last Air Commander Malta 1977. Not 100% confirmed but most likely recipient, would anyone know of any photos anywhere of AVM Hall?

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Royal and Royal Canadian Navy:

1. Vice Admiral Sir J.E.L. Martin, KCB, DSC - SNOWI, Commander British Forces Gulf, Deputy SAC Atlantic;

2. Rear Admiral Robert Timbrell, CMM, DSC, CD - first Cdn DSC for WW2 at Dunkirk, Commander of Maritime Command;

3. Unknown;

4. Unknown, perhaps a Fleet Air Arm pilot decorated for Suez.

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Always enjoy seeing these types of ribbon bars if anyone else has any to share, thanks.

 

Jeff

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