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Australia's First VC

Australia's First VC Decisions, decisions THERE are, I suspect, two types of medal collector: those who like owning the physical pieces of metal and silk and those for whom the medals are secondary and it’s the research, the story, which is the main thrust of their hobby. That isn’t to say the two don’t cross over.… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 5 June 2017 by John Mussell
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Battle of Plevna

Battle of Plevna Service recognised FOLLOWING last month’s Editorial “Comment” on the petition being launched to back-date the Officers’ Long Service and Good Conduct Medal to allow those who retired before July 2014 to receive one, a rather upset reader got in touch to point out that we had made something of a… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 2 May 2017 by John Mussell
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The great Apia Hurricane

The great Apia Hurricane Got to stop somewhere FOLLOWING last month’s new item on George “Johnny” Johnson, DFM, and the on-line petition started by Carol Vorderman and the Sun newspaper to award the Dambuster a knighthood (“News and Views”, March 2017, page 6) our attention was drawn to another medal-related petition, in… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 4 April 2017 by John Mussell
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Stop Thief

Stolen in a burglary in Willand, Devon on Wednesday March15, a group comprising the UN Kosovo medal, Iraq Medal 2003 (with clasp), Afghanistan Service Medal, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the army Long Service and Good Conduct medal. Named to 25063097 Tpr/LCPL Collingwood RAC 2RTR/SCOTS DG.… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 22 March 2017 by Phil Mussell
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Railways VC Heroes

Railways VC Heroes It’s an honour, or should be FOR most of us the antics of a tattooed soccer player with an odd sartorial style and a penchant for strange haircuts would be of little interest, but the recently-leaked emails from David Beckham to his publicist that appeared plastered across various websites and… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 27 February 2017 by John Mussell
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Stop Thief

Stolen in a Burglary on Christmas Day 2016 from Chilvers Cotton Vicarage in Nuneaton (I mean come on who burgles a Vicarage on Christmas Day? Really? Shame on you) RAF Long Service and Good Conduct to 8129120J Fg Offr F Seldon. Any Info dial 101 with Crime reference 23N5/4689ZU/16 Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 24 February 2017 by Phil Mussell
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Malta Police

Malta Police The personal touch IT IS with sadness that we hear of the passing of Phil Burman (see “News and Views”, page 6) one of the “Old Guard” of the medal hobby—a familiar face to those of us who have attended medal shows in the past few decades and a true gentleman in the best possible sense of the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 2 February 2017 by John Mussell
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