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Medal News: Gurkha Officer in Shanghai

Latest Medal News Issue:
Gurkha Officer in Shanghai
Issue #383 / April, 2014

In this issue:

  • Black betrayed
    Faithful service unrewarded
  • A picture is worth ...
    An image of a Crimean War veteran sparks research
  • Two Gurkha officers—Part I
    A varied career explored
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Medal News Headlines

Valour in TibetThurs, 24 April 2014
Memories and medals

I WATCHED The Great Escape again recently—it really is a fantastic film; along with A Bridge Too Far, The Battle of Britain, The Longest Day, The Wooden Horse, Bridge Over the River Kwai, Escape from Colditz and myriad others, it was a film I would watch with my sons...
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Gurkha Officer in ShanghaiThurs, 27 March 2014
An age-old problem

THIS month’s “Letters to the Editor” page contains a number of opinions regarding Robert Chalke’s experience with the Surrey Regimental Museum (see MEDAL NEWS March 2014)—in general the consensus of opinion amongst those writing, and of those to whom we have spoken,...
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Britannia Mules?Tues, 4 March 2014
An interesting article from our friend Jeff Starck over at Coin World on Britannia errors
We'll look into this and let you know more when we find out!
*update* apparently these do exist - Jeff was in contact with Llantrisant and they confirmed the existence of the mules.
The official...
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For ValourWed, 26 February 2014
Helping to stop global warming

AS we get closer to the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I so the chattering classes seem to be in full flow, dissecting the conflict, and its causes in, it seems, an attempt to prove just how futile the whole things was. Well no kidding! I...
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100th Victoria Cross to an AustralianThurs, 13 February 2014
It has been announced today (Thursday February 13) that the 100th Victoria Cross to an Australian has been posthumously awarded to Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird, who died in Afghanistan in June 2013. 32-year-old Baird won his VC for displaying conspicuous valour, "leading to the ultimate...
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