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World Record Victoria CrossFri, 24 November 2017

The Unique ‘Mystery’ Victoria Cross and triple DSO group of 11 awarded to World War I “Q-Ships” Captain Vice-Admiral Gordon Campbell, RN, sold at Morton & Eden in London on November 23, 2017 for an outstanding £700,000 hammer (£840,000 including premium), a new world auction record for a VC and any...

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Chaplains at DNW. Part IIMon, 13 November 2017

The second part of the collection of medals awarded to Chaplains formed by MEDAL NEWS' very own Philip Mussell appears at DNW on December 6/7 with some very rare medals on offer - don't miss can view the auction on-line at now...

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Yate? Yep!Fri, 10 November 2017

Don't forget teh Yate (Bristol) medal fair on Sunday November 26 - it's our "local" fair so we will definitely be there at the Yate Leisure Centre, Kennedy Way BS37 4DQ from 9.30am! We will have all the old favourites with us (why not treat yourself to a Medal Yearbook for Christmas?) but if...

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Embassy SiegeTues, 31 October 2017

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...

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Iron Age HoardTues, 31 October 2017

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...

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First Civilian recipient of George Cross for 40 YearsFri, 13 October 2017

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.
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Terry Sole RIPFri, 6 October 2017

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...

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Coin News

Latest Coin News Issue:Iron Age Hoard Click here to find out more
Issue #475 / November, 2017

In this issue:

  • The Riseholme Hoard
    by John Andrew
  • Carausius and Allectus
    by Nick Aves
  • Touch-pieces and Bonnie Prince Charlie
    by Jeremy Cheek

Medal News

Latest Medal News Issue:Embassy Siege Click here to find out more
Issue #476 / November, 2017

In this issue:

  • For courage...
    George Leslie of the 71st Highland LI
  • The last of the “Olympics”
    Commander Percival Scott Ram, RNR and the survivors of HMHS Britannic
  • An “Old Salt”—Part 2
    Arduous service at sea