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28th Dec 2012, 14:44
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Posted By Tankertrashnav

Although the TFWM is very scarce, somewhat...

Although the TFWM is very scarce, somewhat commoner is the Imperial Service Badge which was awarded to Territorials who volunteered for overseas service. This was a pin-back badge, worn above the...
28th Dec 2012, 10:23
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Posted By Tankertrashnav

The Territorial Force War Medal is the scarcest...

The Territorial Force War Medal is the scarcest of the WW1 campaign medals (pace langleybaston ;) ), only c 34,000 were awarded. It was only awarded to those members of the Territorial Force who...
24th Dec 2012, 12:27
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Posted By Tankertrashnav

Further to my last, I have just heard from my...

Further to my last, I have just heard from my collector friend (the one who does medal mounting, whom some of you will already know) and he tells me he has a group of four with the 1914 Star and bar...
24th Dec 2012, 09:47
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Posted By Tankertrashnav

I have certainly seen WW1 groups of four, but...

I have certainly seen WW1 groups of four, but these were awarded to members of the RNR, some of whom qualified for the 1914-15 Star and Victory Medal in addition to the usual Merchant Navy...
22nd Dec 2012, 14:48
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Posted By Tankertrashnav

As I hope I made clear in my original post, I am...

As I hope I made clear in my original post, I am not criticising this gentleman, just the decision to retrospectively alter the way campaign medals were awarded at the end of WW2. It was decided that...
21st Dec 2012, 20:13
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Posted By Tankertrashnav

I was somewhat saddened by a letter in today's...

I was somewhat saddened by a letter in today's Times from a Bomber Command veteran, a holder of the DFC, who was stating his opinion that whereas the Arctic veterans would appear to be getting a...
20th Dec 2012, 08:42
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Posted By Tankertrashnav

As someone who reckons to know a bit about medals...

As someone who reckons to know a bit about medals my own ribbons on my old number one are correctly mounted as per regulations - ie in a neat row of one ;)

Re Spit the Dog's major, of course he...
19th Dec 2012, 12:46
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Posted By Tankertrashnav

An Arctic Convoy lapel badge was instigated in...

An Arctic Convoy lapel badge was instigated in 2006. I have seen these adapted for wear on the Atlantic Star ribbon. It's not sure whether this announcement refers to a clasp or a new medal - I...
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