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January 2011's News

With the Marines in Murmansk

With the Marines in Murmansk Opening a can of worms The subject of who gets what medal and why has always been a thorny one—from how long someone has to serve with an exemplary record to get an LS&GC, through to why an MC is awarded rather than a CGC. There are always those with differing opinions, and never more so than when… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 28 January 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

The year of the Rabbit

The year of the Rabbit Rise or fall? AS we enter 2011 so the stock market volatility that has marred the past two years is abating somewhat and the “FTSE” is almost back at pre-credit crunch levels. However, this return to “stability” has not been reflected by the commodities market which is still seeing record prices… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 25 January 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News

A second Victoria Cross of Australia

Corporol Ben Roberts-Smith was awarded the second "Victoria Cross of Australia" on Sunday (23 January) for single handedly taking on (and taking out) no fewer than three Taliban machine gun posts in Afghanistan's Shah Wali Kot Region in October 2010. His Citation reads as follows: For the most… Read more or leave comments Posted on Sun, 23 January 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Lost in transition

LOST IN THE POST: between UK and Australia: Death Plaque to Ralph Blackwell (L/26599 Pte R. Blackwell RFA). Any information to Philip Blackwell at phil@colourpatch.com Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 18 January 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

Medals forthe Convoys?

The debate over whether Veterans of the Arctic Convoys should get their own separate medals (as opposed to "just" the Atlantic Star which they are currently entitled to) has raged for decades and with the introduction of the Arctic Emblem (lapel badge) in 2006 it had been thought that the matter… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 12 January 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Stop thief - again

Stolen during a house burglary at Epsom, Surrey on 15 December 2010: Nato Service Medal with Clasp 'ISAF' (Afghanistan); Operational Service Medal with bar, 'Afghanistan' Named to Act.Lt.Cmdr.:T.R.W.LAPAGE-NORRIS, RNR.; Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal; Volunteer Reserves Service Medal, also… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 10 January 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

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