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Recognition for BraveryTues, 5 December 2017

Looking ahead

AFTER much fevered speculation (OK, it wasn’t that fevered but questions were being asked) the Orders and Medals Research Society (OMRS) have announced that the 2018 Convention will take place in the East Midlands City of Nottingham. Convention moved out of London in 2016...

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Coins for ChristmasTues, 5 December 2017

Just because

AT A RECENT local social gathering I was asked, as one often is, what my interests were —when I replied “coin collecting” I expected one of three usual responses: either the glazed-over eyes accompanied by the fixed smile, a “that’s interesting” and a quick subject change;...

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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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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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Latest Coin News Issue:Coins for Christmas Click here to find out more
Issue #477 / December, 2017

In this issue:

  • Postumus and the Galliarum Imperium
    by Nick Aves
  • Frederick the Great—Part I
    by Raymond Palermo
  • The Royal platinum wedding
    by Dr Kerry Rodgers

Medal News

Latest Medal News Issue:Recognition for Bravery Click here to find out more
Issue #478 / January, 2018

In this issue:

  • From Fusilier to Engineer
    From battlefields to textile mills
  • The End of an era
    An anomaly of award comes to a close
  • “As cool as an . . . iceberg”
    Hero of the University