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Medal News: Remembering 1916

Latest Medal News Issue:
Remembering 1916
Issue #439 / June, 2016

In this issue:

  • King George’s Austrian Rifleman
    Portrait of Peninsular veteran
  • Symbolism of the Interallied Victory Medal
    Background to the image
  • A tragic mistake
    Loss of Llandovery Castle
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Medal News Headlines

McCarthy's Polar MedalFri, 22 July 2016
One of the highlights of the DNW Auction on July 22nd had to be the Antarctic Polar Medal awarded to Able Seaman Timothy McCarthy, Royal Naval Reserve, one of five men chosen by Shackleton to accompany him in the James Caird during his epic 800 mile open-boat voyage from Elephant Island to South...
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It's time for OMSATues, 19 July 2016
We're looking forward to seeing all of our old friends "Stateside" at the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) convention on August 11-14 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown in, well, downtown Pittsburgh PA. We always enjoy OMSA and have only missed one in 20 years - this year its being...
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GSM 2008Thurs, 16 June 2016
This just in from the Manufacturers of the new General Service Medal 2008

"The new General Service Medal 2008 has gone into production with the initial supply of the medals being undertaken by Worcestershire Medal Service Ltd following a MoD tender process. The medal features on the...
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Remembering 1916Thurs, 2 June 2016
ASK ANYONE, in or out of our hobby, to name a famous battle or action and the usual suspects will come up: Waterloo, the Charge of the Light Brigade, Islandhlwana, Rorke’s Drift, Gallipoli, the First Day of the Somme, Dunkirk, El Alamein, the Normandy Landings—all very familiar but, you will note,...
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Lost in the postThurs, 5 May 2016
From Lockdales auction:

Lot 789 WW2 Casualty group to 5127225 Pte John Ronald Hayward (Haywood) 1/7th Bn R. Warwickshire Regt. Killed 18/7/1944. Buried Fontenay-Le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel. Lived Bedworth Nr Nuneaton. Lot includes named Casualty medal slip, named box of issue,...
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