Medal News

June 2010's News

Stop thief - again

Stolen from a house in Exeter three generations of family medals - a WWII framed group comprising the 39-45 star, Africa Star, Italy Star and War Medal. They were awarded to 14307011 Cpl R Harvey of the Royal Engineers and a named plaque features in the frame. A framed WWI Trio named to 12642 Sgt… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 30 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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VC Stolen

According to press reports the Victoria Cross of L/Sgt Thomas Neely VC MM of the King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) was stolen, along with the MM and his campaign medals, from the Cheshire home of his Great-Nephew Phil Jones on Sunday (June 27). Apparently Mr Jones had only had the Cross for a… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 29 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Stop Thief

Stolen from a house in Blackler's Cross, Totnes on June 15 2 framed medal groups as follows: WWI Pair and IGS (Clasps North West Frontier and Waziristan) to Major J. R. C V. Leir WWI DSO Group to Major (Later Major General) E B Costin of 2/West Yorkshire Regt (The Prince of Wales’ Own).… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 25 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Stratford Show 27/06/10

Yes it's going to be a glorious weekend, yes England face the "Old enemy" Germany in the World Cup on Sunday afternoon but no that does not mean we're going to miss Mark Carter's Stratford Fair at the leisure centre.... It starts at 9.30am (for the preview - all that means is a slightly higher… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 25 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Michael Fryer

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Michale Fryer of Waterloo Militaria. Michael has been a stalwart of the medal scene for many years and, despite recent ill health has still been "stalling out" regularly - at Mark Carter's Stratford Fair, OMRS North and our own Britannia. He… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 25 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Canada secures VCs

A year after a controversial auction that saw the Canadian War Museum spending nearly CAN$300,000 to ensure an historic VC did not leave the country the institute has managed to acquire two more crosses - but for somewhat less. The Somme VC of Cpl. Leo Clarke and teh Italain Campaign VC of Lt John… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 9 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Afghanistan Awards

Medals awarded for bravery on Afghanistan's front line have been award by Her Majesty the Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Among those receiving awards was Rifleman Paul Jacobs who was blinded by a Taliban bomb. He received the George Medal for continuing to protect his colleagues despite… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 3 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Gettysburg

Gettysburg MEDALS, awards and decorations have been given out for various different reasons over the years. Most people associate them with heroism or participation in a particular war, action or campaign, but we medal collectors know there are many other reasons why a medal might be earned: for long service… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 1 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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