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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 out...you can view the auction on-line at www.dnw.co.uk 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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