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Article about: I have recently acquired this pair of mounted ww2 british medals, the 39-45 and defence medal. I am just wondering, under what circumstances, and to who, only these two medals would have bee

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    I have recently acquired this pair of mounted ww2 british medals, the 39-45 and defence medal. I am just wondering, under what circumstances, and to who, only these two medals would have been awarded.

    Thanks

    Vicky.
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    These would have been awarded to a soldier who served
    within the British Isles, and did not go 'overseas'.

    WWII British medals are not named - however, those
    of Canada, South Africa and New Zealand were
    impressed on the rim.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Would they not have got the 39-45 star?

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    There is certain criteria that would have had to have been
    met to qualify for each one. I've seen several Vets
    with these two medals only........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Found it, Army personnel had to complete 6 months service in an operational command, naval personnel qualified after 6 months of service, Air Force personnel had to participate in operations against the enemy providing that 2 months service had been completed in an operational unit, and royal observer corps personnel after 1080 days in service.

    Interesting.

    Thanks for the info.


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    Are these family pieces ? Worth more for sentimental reasons
    and family history, but also a very good start to a collection.
    Quite common medals in 'cupro-nickel'.

    Canadian versions are more expensive as they are
    made of pure silver.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    No, not family. As for the sentiment, I know the value of them is nowhere near that of WW1 medals and i often find medals like this are over looked due to how common they are and their price. However i still get strangely attached to them as the person that once owned them still earned them at the end of the day. They're nice medals.

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    It is this fascination and unknown history that gets us all
    started in collecting. I agree - they are nice medals !

    Named WWI medals can be researched, so they are
    somewhat more interesting.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks for the info

    Vicky.

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    Nice pair of medals there, I wouldn't object to having them on display.

    Well caught Vicky.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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