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Forum: Military Aviation 9th Jan 2013, 15:04
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cee, not yet I think is the answer. Have...

cee, not yet I think is the answer.

Have her contact SPVA and register his name and address.

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Forum: Military Aviation 29th Dec 2012, 22:29
Replies: 76
Views: 13,162
Posted By Pontius Navigator
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Military Aviation 29th Dec 2012, 10:47
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Views: 13,162
Posted By Pontius Navigator
Chug, quite true. After my father escaped from...

Chug, quite true. After my father escaped from Java, being neither military or female they were not a priority, he landed in Oz where he alternated jobs with one of the other officers alternately...
Forum: Military Aviation 28th Dec 2012, 16:50
Replies: 76
Views: 13,162
Posted By Pontius Navigator
Other awards in WW2 were white feathers. My...

Other awards in WW2 were white feathers. My father had one and I still have the other awarded to my uncle.

My father was in the merchant navy and wearing civvies when at home on survivor's leave....
Forum: Military Aviation 28th Dec 2012, 13:36
Replies: 76
Views: 13,162
Posted By Pontius Navigator
My wife's grandfather was in the Territorial...

My wife's grandfather was in the Territorial Force from 1911 but At outbreak of the Great War, 5 Aug 1914 to 5 Mar 1915 he served at Home, and therefore did not qualify for the TFM although On 1 Sep...
Forum: Military Aviation 28th Dec 2012, 10:37
Replies: 76
Views: 13,162
Posted By Pontius Navigator
My grandfather was very specific on the order of...

My grandfather was very specific on the order of his medals and as well as the two bars of 5 he wrote out the list too. He had his GSM after his MSM and before his Croix de Guerre.

Worcestershire...
Forum: Military Aviation 23rd Dec 2012, 22:40
Replies: 76
Views: 13,162
Posted By Pontius Navigator
Or Ascension, or Cyprus, or Northwood? Where...

Or Ascension, or Cyprus, or Northwood?

Where do you draw the line?

I was about 300 miles away from an enemy parachute landing and 150 miles from a potentially hostile air base, we were ate...
Forum: Military Aviation 23rd Dec 2012, 16:19
Replies: 76
Views: 13,162
Posted By Pontius Navigator
CB, thank you. The point is that the GSM and...

CB, thank you. The point is that the GSM and clasps has been replaced by the OSM with different ribbons and medals for each campaign. So, where with the GSM you could only read a serviceman's...
Forum: Military Aviation 23rd Dec 2012, 10:00
Replies: 76
Views: 13,162
Posted By Pontius Navigator
An interesting variation is why we have a general...

An interesting variation is why we have a general service medal. In the Army/RAF there was one before 1962 and one after 1962 with many different bars added to them. It would have been logical to...
Forum: Military Aviation 22nd Dec 2012, 20:34
Replies: 76
Views: 13,162
Posted By Pontius Navigator
emeritus, no one seems to have answered your...

emeritus, no one seems to have answered your question. (Sorry Tocsin missed your post).



Book, no, but this link is a good starting point. Currently authorised medals...
Forum: Military Aviation 21st Dec 2012, 21:40
Replies: 76
Views: 13,162
Posted By Pontius Navigator
TN, quite. Did anyone complain about the...

TN, quite. Did anyone complain about the Burma/Pacific Star either/or as they wanted to limit the total number of campaign stars?
Forum: Military Aviation 20th Dec 2012, 11:19
Replies: 76
Views: 13,162
Posted By Pontius Navigator
Would you care to elaborate? :}

Would you care to elaborate?



:}
Forum: Military Aviation 19th Dec 2012, 18:25
Replies: 76
Views: 13,162
Posted By Pontius Navigator
The answer might have been "maybe". With the...

The answer might have been "maybe".

With the change in age retirement it would be possible for an officer to be an RO beyond the age of 65; I retired at 67.

OTOH as ROs paid by the CS rather...
Forum: Military Aviation 19th Dec 2012, 17:59
Replies: 76
Views: 13,162
Posted By Pontius Navigator
Issued at bar mitzvah?

Issued at bar mitzvah?
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