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Cometh the hour, cometh the man

Old 2nd May 2020, 15:31
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
I have used these people for many years - they are totally reliable, and I am sure that in the circumstances they would put his medals to the top of the queue and get them back to him Special Delivery

https://www.worcmedals.com/Naval-GSM...Gulf-1909-1914

Incidentally you mention the fact that they are currently swing mounted, which is quite correct for medals of this period. I often see older groups which have been remounted court style and to me it just looks wrong, so I hope that doesn't happen to these, whoever does them

Court mounting is to ensure they don't clink together at funerals. Each medal is stitched to the backboard.

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Old 2nd May 2020, 17:27
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I have been involved in medal mounting for many years so I do know the rationale behind court mounting, and how it is done. Medals on larger groups need to be overlapped to avoid them becoming ridiculously wide (think Kenny Everett's US general), but a group of four like Colonel Tom's should be mounted side by side, thus there is little risk of the medals being damaged by clinking together, at funerals or anywhere else. My point was that until the late 20th century it was normal practice for medals to be mounted swing style, so to see a WW2 vintage group court mounted just looks wrong to me. Nothing to stop retired individuals mounting their medals according to their own tastes, but I do prefer to see the old style.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 18:18
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I disagree.

My late Father had the 39/45 Star, France and Germany Star, War Medal, Defence Medal and the Air Efficiency award (with 2 bars). He had them swing mounted right up until he got his MBE, at which point they were Court Mounted.

IMO Court Mounted medals look FAR better.
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I always had my medals court mounted - unfortunately, when I received my Iraq medal and had it mounted, because it has an attached clasp it does not sit flat with the Afghanistan medal next to it - the two together are just too wide to fit properly on the ribbon.. As a result, it has been left loose to hang over the other medals. Not a good look, and now wish that they had been swing mounted.
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
I have been involved in medal mounting for many years so I do know the rationale behind court mounting, and how it is done. Medals on larger groups need to be overlapped to avoid them becoming ridiculously wide (think Kenny Everett's US general), but a group of four like Colonel Tom's should be mounted side by side, thus there is little risk of the medals being damaged by clinking together, at funerals or anywhere else. My point was that until the late 20th century it was normal practice for medals to be mounted swing style, so to see a WW2 vintage group court mounted just looks wrong to me. Nothing to stop retired individuals mounting their medals according to their own tastes, but I do prefer to see the old style.
UK Ribbons are 4-wide, then a new row, medals are 5-wide, than start overlapping.
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They may not be officially authorised, but he still earned evey one of them!

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Old 3rd May 2020, 17:04
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Originally Posted by Wensleydale View Post
I always had my medals court mounted - unfortunately, when I received my Iraq medal and had it mounted, because it has an attached clasp it does not sit flat with the Afghanistan medal next to it - the two together are just too wide to fit properly on the ribbon.. As a result, it has been left loose to hang over the other medals. Not a good look, and now wish that they had been swing mounted.
Mine clash similarly (mini's less so as the clasp has been raised up the ribbon).
Consider getting some duplicates, it's your choice as to which set you get court or swing mounted, it'll only make a difference to your dependents after your demise.... (2 sets, one engraved, one not)
Prob under 100.
But as long as you can document the provenence of them, then both sets add value!

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Old 6th May 2020, 13:24
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And now a Gold Blue Peter Badge too!
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And now a Gold Blue Peter Badge too!

There is nothing left to give the man!!!!
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
There is nothing left to give the man!!!!
Freedom of Keighley & The City Of London!
(So he can herd livestock through Keighley and march on London with Bayonet Fixed!)
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Old 11th May 2020, 16:54
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Err, he gets the Freedom of London tomorrow!

better start sharpening that bayonet.
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Old 11th May 2020, 19:45
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So you mean he has to wait for the more meaningful honour?
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Old 11th May 2020, 21:45
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Sadly it appears so.
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Old 11th May 2020, 22:34
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Err, he gets the Freedom of London tomorrow!

better start sharpening that bayonet.
Freemen of the City of London have the privilege of driving their sheep across London Bridge; not sure about bayonets though? A Freeman is privileged to carry an unsheathed sword, maybe unclenelli mixed up that tradition: but the one no one really wants is to be hanged with silk instead of a knotted rope!

Also Freemen vote for the Lord Mayor of London
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Old 12th May 2020, 13:43
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A Freeman is privileged to carry an unsheathed sword
I can see him hitting it off with the armed response unit trying that one out..
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Having paraded in Lincoln, Oxford & Peterborough for their Freedoms, the Military are allowed to parade with automatic rifles with bayonets attached.

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Old 19th May 2020, 22:05
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Capt Sir Tom Moore

According to the BBC department of leaks it is Congratulations to Capt Tom Moore on your well deserved Knighthood.
However, I am still of the mindset that Captain Eric Winkle Brown also deserved a very well earned Knighthood. (And thats from an ex Crab as well!). it just goes to show the power of publicity.
Gone but not forgotten. Just saying.
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Old 19th May 2020, 22:05
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Arise, Sir Tom! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...herts-52732300

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Old 19th May 2020, 22:27
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Brilliant, absolutely brilliant news, just came on to post it myself.
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Old 20th May 2020, 02:18
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Excellent News!

Now Lizzie just needs to find a 6ft sword....!
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Wholeheartedly agree. Both much more deserving than the usual Luvvies and politicians who get it.
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