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Medal News: The power and the glory

Latest Medal News Issue:
The power and the glory
Issue #390 / August, 2014

In this issue:

  • The power and the glory
    Peninsular medals at Apsley House
  • D-Day 70
    At the commemorations in Normandy
  • Neither the influence . . .
    Wellington and the MGS debate
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Medal News Headlines

The power and the gloryWed, 30 July 2014
Golden Summer’s Day

ON June 17 MEDAL NEWS was privileged enough to be invited along to what must go down as one of the most impressive medal exhibitions/displays of modern times. Now, of course, any large display of medals is impressive to a collector: we love looking at collections,...
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Stop Thief...Tues, 29 July 2014
Between Monday 7th July 2014 and Wednesday 9th July 2014, an unknown offender has stolen items of military memorabilia which belong  to the widow of Air Vice Marshall PEIRSE RAF.  The items stolen include flying log books dating back to about 1947 until about 1985, an Air Vice Marshall...
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New Medal Record!Thurs, 3 July 2014
The only Victoria Cross awarded for the Tibet Campaign has sold for a record £408,000 (including 20% premium) at Morton & Eden in London. It will shortly go on display at the Ashcroft Trust Gallery at the Imperial War Museum.
The VC was awarded to Lieutenant (later Colonel) John...
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Ivor BushThurs, 26 June 2014
It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of one of the hobby's stalwarts. Ivor was a regular face at many a show over the years (he loved Britannia) but failing health has meant that he hasn't been around much recently and today we learned that he passed away on June 11. Our...
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Stop ThiefThurs, 19 June 2014
Stolen in a burglary at Rolvenden Layne, Kent, in mid-June - two frames of family medals, comprising:
A full-size group of three awarded to Colonel Robert Atkins, Indian Army, in a glazed frame:
Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-59, no clasp
Afghanistan Medal 1878-80,...
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