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Old 20th Dec 2021, 17:21
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Medals expert

I know someone on here posts about medals and awards, but canít remember who. Any ideas please?
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Old 20th Dec 2021, 17:42
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Old 20th Dec 2021, 17:45
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Old 21st Dec 2021, 06:29
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TTN Popped up on the radar recently so lurking around somewhere.

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Old 21st Dec 2021, 13:36
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TTN is an RAF Regt officer who saw the light and changed to Nav. He went to Victors and subsequently had a successful medals business.

Good guy - he and I were at Kai Tak at the same time and he carried a home made squadron standard at the Queen's Birthday Parade in HK 1968. When I showed OC Queens Colour Squadron the photos of the event he almost had kittens - "You can't do that" he squealed, "Too late" retorted I!!!

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Old 21st Dec 2021, 19:45
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Reproduction standard

"he carried a home made squadron standard at the Queen's Birthday Parade in HK 1968".

I carried the 30 Sqn standard for the 75th anniversary of the RAF. I was shocked by the lack of a representative example when I was handed a broom handle with a shredded grey blanket dangling off a bolt so I set about making one for the Sqn.
I took photos of the front and rear of the standard then projected the pictures on to the correct size of cloth and traced all of the image using Dylon pens and then filled in the stencils with Dylon paint. My wife sewed the tassels all around and joined the front and back together. Workshops knocked up the correct length pole, nicely varnished.
Every parade rehearsal that we did for two weeks based at Swinderby for Marham, I had almost the real thing which certainly stood out from all the other broom handles and blankets.
When not in use, it hung in the entrance to the Sqn and lots of people commented that they had never known what the standard looked like as it was always hidden away. I wonder if it is still out there and being used by an officer associated with the Atlas A400M 30 Sqn. If so, this is how you got to have it in your possession. Please look after it, it took hours to create.


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Old 22nd Dec 2021, 11:26
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He goes back quit

Flew with him quite a few times. One of the best!
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Old 22nd Dec 2021, 18:47
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Originally Posted by Nil_Drift View Post
"he carried a home made squadron standard at the Queen's Birthday Parade in HK 1968".

I carried the 30 Sqn standard for the 75th anniversary of the RAF. I was shocked by the lack of a representative example when I was handed a broom handle with a shredded grey blanket dangling off a bolt so I set about making one for the Sqn.
I took photos of the front and rear of the standard then projected the pictures on to the correct size of cloth and traced all of the image using Dylon pens and then filled in the stencils with Dylon paint. My wife sewed the tassels all around and joined the front and back together. Workshops knocked up the correct length pole, nicely varnished.
Every parade rehearsal that we did for two weeks based at Swinderby for Marham, I had almost the real thing which certainly stood out from all the other broom handles and blankets.
When not in use, it hung in the entrance to the Sqn and lots of people commented that they had never known what the standard looked like as it was always hidden away. I wonder if it is still out there and being used by an officer associated with the Atlas A400M 30 Sqn. If so, this is how you got to have it in your possession. Please look after it, it took hours to create.
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