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July 2008's News

Fighter Aces Medals at Spink

The DSO, DFC and Bar Group of Battle of Britain Ace Wing Commander H C Mayers sold for an astonishing £66.800 today at Spink. Myers was credited with shooting down eight enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain and was shot down himself four times, on the last occasion his plane was found,… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 24 July 2008 by Phil Mussell
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George Cross Awarded

Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher of the Royal Marines has been awarded the George Cross for throwing himself on a grenade triggered by a booby trap in Helmund Province Afghanistan in February of this Year. Upon triggering the trap he immediately dropped to the ground and lay across the grenade… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 23 July 2008 by Phil Mussell
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Prison service Long Service medal

It has just been announced in the House of Commons that there is to be a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal for members of the Prison service bringing them in line with other uniformed services like the Police and Fire Brigade. It is believed that the medal will be awarded for 20 Years service … Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 15 July 2008 by Phil Mussell
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Ashcroft VCs at the Imperial War Museum

Lord Ashcroft’s Victoria Cross collection - the largest in the world - is to go on public display following his £5 million donation to the Imperial War Museum The world’s largest collection of Victoria Crosses (VCs), belonging to the Michael A Ashcroft Trust, is to be displayed publicly for the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 8 July 2008 by Phil Mussell
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It's York time again

Yes it's that time of year again and this weekend sees the second Coin Fair of 2008 at the Knavesmire Stand of York Racecourse The fair is on for two days and yes it is a weekend earlier than normal -it takes place from 11.00am on Friday 18 and from 10.00am on Saturday 19 and there are over 50… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 7 July 2008 by Phil Mussell
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The Ashcroft Collection

Important new about the Ashcroft Collection of VCs coming soon - keep your eyes on this news page for details.....! Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 7 July 2008 by Phil Mussell
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News from the National Archives

We've just heard from William Spencer at the National Archives that the Army medal rolls for remaining clasps of the IGS 08-35, covering NWF 30-31 to NWF 35, the rolls for IGS 36-39 with clasps NWF 36-37 and NWF 37-39 and perhaps more significantly the rolls for the GSM 18-62 for both pre and post… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 4 July 2008 by Phil Mussell
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