Medal identification please

Discussion in 'General' started by Kosel Den, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. Kosel Den

    Kosel Den Member

    Hi all,

    I’ve been tasked by my Grandmother to order a replacement set of miniatures of my late Grandfathers medals.
    I know some of them but am needing to make sure all are identified correctly before I place the order, so here I am, picking the brains of the more knowledgeable

    If I’ve done this right there should be a picture of the miniatures as they are, and a few pics of the full size medals to aid in identification.

    Thanks you in advance of any assistance


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  2. Tricky Dicky

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  3. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Top left group of minatures mixture of below

    Top Right Full Size Group:-
    1) British Empire Medal
    2) 39/45 Star
    3) Africa Star
    4) France and Germany Star
    5)Defence Medal
    6)War Medal
    7) Territorial Efficiency Medal

    Bottom Left
    1)The General Service Cross Commemorative Medal
    2) The Voluntary Service Commemorative Medal
    3) The France EU Cross of the European Confederation of Former Veterans
    4) ?
    6) Tobruk Commemorative Cross
    7) World War II French Normandy Commemorative Medal

    Bottom right:-
    1) National Service commemorative Medal
    2)Poland Cross Merit PRL Gold Polish Military Civil Medal 1952 Communism People's Republic Decoration ?
    3)Medal of the National Union of Combatants (Médaille de l'Union Nationale des Combattants).
    4) Medal of a liberated France
    5) Normandy Veterans Commemorative Medal.
    6) The Belgian 1909-34 Veterans of King Albert Medal
    7) European Medal of the Federation of Allied Combatants of Europe, II class (well found TD)

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  4. Tricky Dicky

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  5. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Due to the emblem on the ribbon I think this is the Empire Gallantry Medal.

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  6. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Thanks Tim. I saw the laurel but the medal reads for `meritorious service rather than the EGM `For Gallantry`? .This one appears gold I think it should be silver ?
    EGM (The Empire Gallantry Medal) was revoked by Royal Warrant on 24 September 1940 when all recipients were asked to swop for the newly initiated George Cross ? .

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  7. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Another reason for me to visit Specsavers. What then is the significance of the emblem? I'm no medal expert but as far as I know this emblem only goes with the EGM. Interesting.

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