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Royal Marines Commando training centre boxing medals

Article about: Hi guys , picked up these recently , with program guide . The Quite large one is 3 inchs across . Heavy . If only they could talk!

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    Hi guys , picked up these recently , with program guide .
    The Quite large one is 3 inchs across . Heavy .

    If only they could talk!

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    Nice medals. Looks like they were to have been returned to
    Colonel Hooper every year. Have you tried to gently lift out
    the backing pad ? There may be ribbons in behind.

    Lol - The Royal Marines are tough. I talked to one once at
    a pool party that a girlfriend's parents threw in 1976/77
    - Drum Major Buchannan. He said they used to take
    new recuits out on the ocean and toss them over-
    board one-by-one to see who could swim.
    He had a huge warship in full sail tattoed
    across his chest.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    First thing I did was look under pad, nothing there ,
    Came from a local estate , something I will keep I think.

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    So I am guessing they are rare , as they weren't handed back ?

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    I misread ! The match Itself was held by this Colonel Hooper,
    not the medals ! Probably not too common - but anyone
    can order sports medals from a trophy shop.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Google showed no results in pics or other examples , so I think they are rare , anything commando these days are overpriced .

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    A friend of mine always says: " Go find one '' Meaning
    if you can't find a certain item fairly quickly, then
    that item is uncommon or rare.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Too true , although there british items they do look good displayed,(joke!) , so I think there a keeper ......

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    The seller was almost going to hand them back to the family estate as he does with personal items he gets from unpaid storage lockers . Just was at the right place at the right time .

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    Were any forum members part of the boxing match of 1989 ?

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