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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS!!

/ Phil Mussell

We at TOKEN PUBLISHING LTD would like to wish all of our customers, past and present a very happy and prosperous 2004

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Email address changes

/ Phil Mussell

Please note that the info@medal-news (or sales@, name@ etc) email address will no longer come direct to us - we'll get messages eventually but for a speedier response we recommend using info@tokenpublishing.com

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Suez medal - here at last

/ Phil Mussell

There were those who never believed it would happen, others who feared that the whole thing would be so bogged down in red tape that they wouldn't live to see it (and many, sadly, didn't) but it is a reality and thousands of veterans have now received their GSM with Clasp CANAL ZONE and thousands...

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George Cross awarded

/ Phil Mussell

The following is taken from the Ministry of Defence website regarding teh award of medals, nonours and decorations for the war in Iraq (www.operations.mod.uk/telic/op_honours_31oct.htm) "It was announced on 31 October 2003 that the George Cross, which along with the Victoria Cross is the nation's...

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Honours and awards for Iraq

/ Phil Mussell

The MOD has announced a number of Awards for Operation Telic - the war in Iraq. They include a George Cross for saving life during a "friendly fire" incident, a KBE, 5 CBEs, 7 DSos, 2 CGCs, 2 AFCs, 1 DSC and numerous MCs, DFCs - the full list can be found at the following website: ...

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November in London

/ Phil Mussell

After a one show break the MEDAL NEWS team will once again have a stand at the Brittania Show to be held at the Victory Services Club near Marble Arch on November 30. As well as the magazine we'll also have copies of the MEDAL YEARBOOK 2004 and you'll be able to place an order for one of our...

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Heroes of the Albert Medal

/ Phil Mussell

Created by Royal Warrant in 1866, originally for saving life at sea, the Albert Medal is often thought of as a purely civilian award but of course over the years many from the Army, Navy or Air Force have risked their lives to save others whilst not "in the face of the enemy" and so earned the...

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Medal for Iraq?

/ Phil Mussell

It was reported in some newspapers on July 9 that there was indeed to be a medal awarded for service in the War against Saddam/WAr against Iraq/Gulf War II/ call it what you will. At this stage it is unclear whether theaward will be an entirely new medal as it was in 1991 with the first Gulf War...

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Medal For Suez Veterans at last

/ Phil Mussell

After half a century it has finally been announced that a clasp to the Naval General Service Medal 1915-62 and General Service Medal 1918-62 is to be issued to those who saw service during the Suez Crisis 1951-54. In what is an undoubted Victory for veterans who have campaigned long and hard for...

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SOLD OUT

/ Phil Mussell

Kiwi Scorpions - the story of the New Zealanders in the LRDG in WWII is now out of stock and we are afraid no reprint is planned. Apologies to anyone hoping to obtain a copy as we can no longer supply you.

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Where are we next?

/ Phil Mussell

After Yate the MEDAL NEWS team is heading first for Bromley and Ray Brough's Show at the Civic Centre on Sunday February 9 and then to Stratford for Mark Carter's ever popular event held at the Stratford upon Avon Leisure centre on Sunday March 9 In between we'll be in Dublin for the Irish...

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Fakes and forgeries

/ Phil Mussell

Recently it has come to our attention that unscrupulous individuals within our hobby are producing medals with an intent to defraud collectors. Copy medals have always been around and generally are an accepted part of the hobby (aftter all we all have gaps to fill) unfortunately there are those...

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