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Unkown medals and ribbons

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    I just had a quick question I have a couple of medals and ribbons given to me by my grandfather before his passing... he told me stories but never about what the medals and ribbons meant. and now I donít know much about them.i tried looking for them online but had luck only with 2. Do you think that maybe someone can help me with the names of the Medals and ribbons... thanks
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    Hi, unsure of the rest so far, but the grips in photo 5 are from an FN pistol (maybe Baby Browning 6.35); Photo 6 is a tinnie/day badge (workers day) and photo 7 looks to be an American Marksman's badge.
    Tom

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    1 & 3 are something to do with the honouring of the German mothers, either day badges or something along those lines.
    Tom

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    No.4 is an Army Air Force flight jacket badge from WW2 for the 1st Troop Carrier Command. The motto reads - "He conquers who gets there first" or something similar. These are usually cloth patches.
    Tom

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    thank you so much you really help alot am truly greatful

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    Hi.
    Photo 5 shows sideplates from a FN model 1906, 6.35 mm caliber. This model was called "Baby Browning" in the early days, but this name was later officially given to a later model. The gun can be seen in this thread:http://warrelics.eu/forum/firearms-o...l-1906-a-5260/

    Best regards
    Laplander

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    The last badge is a US Marksmans badge. Came in three grades, this one being the most comman. It could be awarded with a huge variety of bars. Pistol being one, this is late war or post war. Early war would have a M or D after the work PISTOL. Denoting mounted or dismounted from a horse. If its a particulary nice one it can be marked sterling and be made of silver, sometimes you get very lucky and find these maker marked, but thats very unusual.

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