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WW1 Trio and Iraq GSM

Article about: After being offered a new job, i thought there was no better way to celebrate than treating myself to a new set of medals. I picked this trio and Iraq GSM up from a local auction. Shame the

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    I think will be completely different to one you were issued Ben!!.I think the medal you & I have would be for campaign service..."Northern Ireland"...same sort of ribbon but different medal..It will be intersting to see...Cheers Terry.

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    That is a great WWI era set.

    I usually like to leave medals as they come, but sometimes just my
    finger tips will do the job - A few gentle wipes will remove quite
    a lot of grime, but still leave them with patina. Don't overdo it
    or you can remove too much. You want the black tarnish
    to be lightly removed from the high spots and remain
    in the recessed areas...........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Tango View Post
    I think will be completely different to one you were issued Ben!!.I think the medal you & I have would be for campaign service..."Northern Ireland"...same sort of ribbon but different medal..It will be intersting to see...Cheers Terry.
    Your right Terry. There were two lots of GSMs awarded during the 20th century. Firstly the 1918- 1962 GSM that was awarded with the clasps:

    S. Persia
    Kurdistan
    Iraq
    N. W. Persia
    Southern Desert Iraq
    Northern Kurdistan
    Palestine
    S. E. Asia 1945- 46
    Bomb and Mine Clearance 1945- 49
    Bomb and Mine Clearance 1945- 56
    Palestine 1945- 48
    Malaya (George VI)
    Malaya (Elizabeth II)
    Cyprus
    Near East
    Arabian Peninsula
    Brunei

    Then there was the 1962 on-wards GSM which can be found with clasps for:

    Borneo
    Radfan
    South Arabia
    Malay Peninsula
    South Vietnam (Very Rare, If memory serves only 67 or something of these were awarded)
    Northern Ireland
    Dhofar
    Lebanon
    Mine Clearance
    Gulf
    Kuwait
    N. Iraq and S. Turkey
    Air Operations Iraq

    I should mention that these basic list came from the Medal Year Book 2004, If you haven't got one I recommend them. Even the older ones are useful reference but ignore the price guides lol

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    Thanks J for the info very interesting I didn't know it was issued for so many different conflicts/wars/Ops...What annoys me a bit is when people call the Northern Ireland medal..when it clearly isn't not going by your list there...Yes thousands were issued for N.I including mine..."1989.. when I was a wee lad".... Cheers Terry.

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    Cheers for the photos guys, yes they are very different, more like the NI medal to be honest, but for comparison here are the modern Iraq medals, sorry about the rear but mine are court mounted so cannot take them apart
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    Ben

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    Fantastic medals Ben and well earned i imagine! Thanks for sharing

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    Nice set of gongs you have there!

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    Nice set indeed..Ben I notice you are missing the V.C!!!!.lol...I should get mine mounted one day..ready for November....Cheers Terry.

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    Got to get them mounted Terry, cannot have jiggly gongs lol
    Ben

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    At the moment they are sat in their boxes doing nothing!!...I had them valued the other month nice little sum indeed...Yeah I will get them done before November so I can go & show my respect....Cheers Terry.

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