Monthly archive for February 2017

NGS 1793-1840: The Boat Service Actions

  I’ve previously written about aspects of the Naval General Service Medal 1793-1840 in this blog series (click to follow link). In this blog, I will focus on a special category of clasp for the medal, those awarded for Boat Service actions. Students of the NGS medal will know

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QSA with Elandslaagte clasp

The battle of Elandslaagte took place on October 21, 1899 during the first two weeks of the war and before Ladysmith had been invested by the Boer Forces. Elandslaagte is a small village on the railway line between Ladysmith and Dundee in Natal and at the outbreak

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Red Cross Decoration, Part III

Introduction: In this blog I am going to discuss the Red Cross Decoration (Ehrenzeichen vom Roten Kreuz), officer cross with war decoration in some detail. Readers may wish to review the previous blogs I have published on the Red Cross Merit Star and Red Cross Decoration first

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Craftsmanship – Detailing Red Eagle Orders

Oak Leaf

One who collects order decorations and medals needs to understand and be knowledgeable about the mechanics behind crafting those precious items we all seek. One of the steps in crafting order decorations is the finishing of attributes like golden swords or oak leafs. Take the Prussian Red Eagle Order

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