The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
Here's my example of a Hymmen & Co. badge, but in bronze. Still, it's probably an unworn example and came with the bonus of a free cardboard case that on it's own is worth a few quid. This is a very desirable badge, and I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time to secure it.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
yeah some of the guys are really good at spotting what type of badge people are wearing from Photos.
I've seen some point out what type of RK just from pics.
very nice badge there ned
if i had known about the First edition books i would of tried to get them.
For the higher grades (25, 50, 75 and 100), only days of combat starting with 1st July 1943 were recognized.
There were the following exceptions:
For those already in possession of the basic "unnumbered" grade, automatic credit was given for three days.
A limited number of days of action from 22nd June 1941 to 30th June 1943 were recognized if they had taken place during continuous deployment to the East or Africa:
- up to 10 days during 8 months of deplyoment
- up to 15 days during 12 months of deployment
- up to 25 days during 15 months of deployment
Finally, for those who were rendered permanently unfit for further active frontline service by severe wounds, the minimum number of days required for the numbered grades were lowered:
- 18 (instead of 25) days for the 2nd level badge
- 35 (instead of 50) days for the 3rd level badge
- 60 (instead of 75) days for the 4th level badge
Nice HPL very informative, so they would have to spend 25 days in combat to get the "25"PAB