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October 2017's News

Embassy Siege

Embassy Siege Who gets what? ONE of the big medal-related stories this past month has been the decision to introduce a new Operational Service Medal (OSM) for Operation Shader (service in Iraq and Syria against IS/Daesh/ISIS/ISIL) as announced by Secretary of State for Defence Sir Michael Fallon (see “News &… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 31 October 2017 by Alyson Thomas
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Iron Age Hoard

Iron Age Hoard Facing reality THE MOST recent offerings from the Royal Mint—a series of coins with two different designs celebrating the Platinum Wedding of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip (see page 29)—have caused something of a stir in numismatic circles. Now the fact that they have a… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 31 October 2017 by Alyson Thomas
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P day is upon us

That's it folks - you can't officially spend your old round pounds anymore - but don't despair - lots of charities and some shops are still taken them, the real issue comes when the bank stops allowing you to pay them in to your account. We don't know when that day will be but if anyone has trouble… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 16 October 2017 by Phil Mussell
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First Civilian recipient of George Cross for 40 Years

A former Special forces Major - Dominic Troulan has been awarded the George Cross for his part in saving over 200 people during the terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Kenya in 2013. The attack, by al-Shabab extremists killed 67 people during a siege of the shopping mall in Nairobi. The retired… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 13 October 2017 by Phil Mussell
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Last of the "round pounds" the countdown begins

Not long now before the "round pounds" are demonetised! After October 15 2017 the pound in your pocket had better be one with 12 sides as the old round ones won't be accepted in shops anymore as after that date the old ones, in circulation since 1983 , are officially "demonetised" But don't… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 6 October 2017 by Phil Mussell
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Terry Sole RIP

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Terry Sole, author of "For God, Queen and Colony" - a history of the Colonial units in the Anglo-Zulu War. Terry was, apparently, murdered during a struggle last week at his home in Edenvale, near Johannesburg, police believe robbery was the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 6 October 2017 by Phil Mussell
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Cartoonist at war

Cartoonist at war Every man shall do his duty… NEVER one to shy away from causing a little bit of a stir, the BBC reported recently on a “Dublin auction of Nazi items branded ‘tasteless’ “. The story, if you can call it that, revolved around one Oliver Sears, a gallery owner in Dublin, and apparently the son of a… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 5 October 2017 by Alyson Thomas
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