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Named British WW2 medals

Article about: by Walkwolf WWII Vets were very upset that their medals were not personalised with name, number and regiment on them the way WWI medals were. It is understandable - the medals then become im

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    WWII Vets were very upset that their medals were not personalised
    with name, number and regiment on them the way WWI medals
    were. It is understandable - the medals then become impersonal
    and unidentifiable - with no history as to who 'won' them.

    The reason they were not named was to save time and cut cost
    - imagine the man hours required to stamp approximately
    six million WWI 'Victory' medals.........!
    I know the UK was having money troubles by the time the war was over, but it always seems to be the guys who did the fighting who end up getting the short end of the stick.

    I think you're right Mick, I did some looking at SA medals, and it does look like the same markings, and it would appear that C Pettersen was white, due to there being no letter in front of his service number if this is the case. There was an N for native corps, C for Cape corps and M for Indian and Madalay corps. I thought they were interesting because my last name is Peterson. I thought he might have been Norwegian, but the Boers could have spelled it the same, I'll have to look that up next.
    Best
    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    Quote by zhuk View Post
    These are my father's medals, he served with a Scottish Regt in Burma/India.







    No designating service no./name/rank on the edges, as has been noted.
    Interesting that the ribbons for the 39-45 star and Burma star have their medal ribbons on the wrong medals, with the Burma star having the ribbon for the 39-45 star and vice versa.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    The Canadian War Medal is silver whereas the Aussie and British is cupro nickel.

    The South African medals were named as were the Aussies.

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