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Shot at Dawn

/ Phil Mussell

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This month's MEDAL NEWS features a story of a Memorial Plaque issued to a soldier "Shot at Dawn". At the time of going to press the Plaque was being checked out but now we can confirm that on January 26 DNW's sale will feature the Plaque of one Alfred Thomas Ansted. The cataloguing states: ...

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Grand Prix winner

/ Phil Mussell

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ON THE MOVE IT HAS, to put it lightly, been a very odd two years. When we put the December 2019/January 2020 magazine to bed in late November 2019, Coronavirus hadn’t been heard of (well certainly not outside China) and we were innocently looking forward to Christmas and the start of a new...

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Between the Wars

/ Karen Needs

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Doing our duty LATER this month we will, I hope, see at least some sort of ceremony at the Cenotaph in London and, across the country Church Parades and Services of Remembrance will once again take place after the Covid- enforced cancellations of so many of them in 2020. Inevitably if the...

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Forty years a Tiffie

/ Karen Needs

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Home is where the medals are MEDAL NEWS author Dan Lyon wrote to us earlier this month outlining a recent positive experience, and wanting to thank those involved. Some time ago whilst writing an article on one William Percy Lyon, Dan managed to track down the man’s great-granddaughter in...

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Platinum Jubilee medal revealed

/ Phil Mussell

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The long-awaited Platinum Jubilee medal design has finally been unveiled- and rather nice it is too! Using the Ian Rank-Broadley obverse, the reverse depicts the very top of the Royal Coat of arms. The Lion Stattant Guardant stands atop a crowned Royal Armourial helmet surrounded by ermine....

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Ambush

/ Karen Needs

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Track and trace WE WERE rather surprised this month to receive just 12 new entries for our “MEDAL TRACKER” pages. The service, which is entirely free for subscribers has always proved popular in the past and has, over the years, helped reunite groups across the globe. I’ve even used it...

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A record error - a correction

/ Phil Mussell

The most recent MEDAL NEWS features the splendid 1891 Thobal VC group which we state is a "British Auction Record" but, of course, it isn't! It's a record for an army VC but not a record overall.  Apologies must go to Morton & Eden who actually hold the record having sold the "Q ship" VC DSO**...

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Record breaker

/ Phil Mussell

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The show must go on? SO it’s now the end of July and ostensibly Coronavirus “restrictions”, in England at least, have been removed so we can all start getting back to normal, can’t we? Well obviously not, not really, masks are still being encouraged, as is social distancing, and the other home...

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Britannia cancelled

/ Phil Mussell

Very sadly we have just heard that because of the extension to the Coronavirus restrictions announced on Monday the Britannia Medal Fair, due to be held on Sunday, July 11 has been cancelled.  Let's hope that by November things are a little different and that show can go ahead. We'll keep you...

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