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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-29-2020, 08:25 PM
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Posted By paddywhack
I moved from German collecting when I was finding...

I moved from German collecting when I was finding more info on British privates from ww1 then really highly decorated German soldiers from ww2(not to mention all the fakes) and I haven't looked back!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-29-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By paddywhack
No worries and glad to hear it's not been split,...

No worries and glad to hear it's not been split, a victory medal that has been messed is easy enough to spot and actually faking this type of naming is very hard so not worth the effort with the...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-29-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By paddywhack
His full name is George Leonard Smoothy and sadly...

His full name is George Leonard Smoothy and sadly he was KIA in July 1st 1916, which is the first day of the Somme,while these do fetch higher prices I still very much doubt it's been messed with as...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-29-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By paddywhack
So Mr Smoothy is entitled to a pair so that's a...

So Mr Smoothy is entitled to a pair so that's a British war medal and victory medal so I'd be happy to say it's his and hasn't been messed with! but sadly no entitlements to a VC and or 3 DCMs! :)
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-29-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By paddywhack
Hi Brian The naming is fine IV seen that before...

Hi Brian
The naming is fine IV seen that before on victory and British war medals, millions of these medals were made and all named using the one same die machine so wear and tear happened, unless...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-24-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By paddywhack
byterock your thinking of the Canadian volunteer...

byterock your thinking of the Canadian volunteer medal

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Volunteer_Service_Medal

Also I don't think it's the Knights bachelors as I don't think it would...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-21-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By paddywhack
Would you have a picture of it in direct sunlight...

Would you have a picture of it in direct sunlight as I wonder is the plastic slightly yellowed
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-18-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By paddywhack
Glad to help! And the London gazette can be great...

Glad to help! And the London gazette can be great at times to get information on a person!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-18-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By paddywhack
His full name is Harold Edwin Wells , put that...

His full name is Harold Edwin Wells , put that number into the London gazette and it should bring up some of his appointments or announcements about his career
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 03-21-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By paddywhack
You will need a first name, where are you getting...

You will need a first name, where are you getting his surname from? Also a MID (the palm leave) is pretty common for ww2
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 03-14-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By paddywhack
You should be able to get his service file on line

You should be able to get his service file on line
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-09-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By paddywhack
Do you have any more info on him ie was he an...

Do you have any more info on him ie was he an officer or a enlisted man?
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 10-02-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By paddywhack
More pics

More pics
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 10-02-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By paddywhack
German dog tag ok?

Really not sure if this is the right forum but posting this for a friend,he got this dog tag and he is wondering if it is real or not! Any help on this would great appreciated!!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-05-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By paddywhack
Yes I second that!!!:Eeeeeek:

Yes I second that!!!:Eeeeeek:
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-05-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By paddywhack
Looks like it could well be a pin back ribbon...

Looks like it could well be a pin back ribbon bar,I'd say someone just added it as it was a spare ribbon bar laying around and looked good on the uniform! Though having said that the ribbon bar...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-03-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By paddywhack
I still can't find his entry for the 1937 entry...

I still can't find his entry for the 1937 entry for his 37 medal!wonder (and it's just speculation on my part) was it for something like that!!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-03-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By paddywhack
Here his gazette entry looks like he was...

Here his gazette entry looks like he was dismissed from the RAF at the end of 1959
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-02-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By paddywhack
Very nice set altogether! And your right he must...

Very nice set altogether! And your right he must have been fairly proud of his medals! I really want to find out why he was court marshaled?must have been something very serious!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-01-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By paddywhack
No problem glad to help!did you find the reason...

No problem glad to help!did you find the reason for this court marshal? haven't found anything myself!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-01-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By paddywhack
And even more interesting is he was court...

And even more interesting is he was court martialed out of the service in 1960!!!!!!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-01-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By paddywhack
There's a George Henry Harris in the RAF on the...

There's a George Henry Harris in the RAF on the 1937 rolls but no Henry Gordon Harris on the rolls! So more looking needed for his 37 medal(the second last medal in the medal set!)
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-01-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By paddywhack
Flying officer Henry Gordon Harris! He's in the...

Flying officer Henry Gordon Harris! He's in the 1953 coronation rolls so he's entitled to that medal! His number on the London gazette is 52625 and there seems to be a few notes for him there in the...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 05-27-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By paddywhack
Wondered my self!iv a few vest too but it would...

Wondered my self!iv a few vest too but it would seem a bit too of an awkward place to have instead of on the vest itself. Plus haven't seen many soldiers wearing the brassards (though I could be...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-09-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By paddywhack
My dad had one of those G wagons (the big ones...

My dad had one of those G wagons (the big ones like below)for about 10 years!great jeeps they are!I was sad when he sold it!
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