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Recognition for Bravery

Recognition for Bravery 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 and has… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 5 December 2017 by John Mussell
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Coins for Christmas

Coins for Christmas 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; the “oh, I… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 5 December 2017 by John Mussell
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World Record Victoria Cross

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… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 24 November 2017 by Phil Mussell
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Embassy Siege

Embassy Siege 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 “News &… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 31 October 2017 by John Mussell
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Iron Age Hoard

Iron Age Hoard 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 have a… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 31 October 2017 by John Mussell
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First Civilian recipient of George Cross for 40 Years

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. The retired… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 13 October 2017 by Phil Mussell
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Terry Sole RIP

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… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 6 October 2017 by Phil Mussell
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