Attachment for African Service Medal?

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  • #12222

    doc riley
    Member

    During my research for a JOMSA article about the African Service Medal and Home Pairs I came across the mention of a bronze King protea flower attachment for the medal. I have not seen this before. :shock: :? I would appreciate any information about this attachment.

    :D Doc

    #15328

    megan
    Moderator

    The bronze Protea flower attachment indicated the award of a King’s Commendation to mark valuable services in connection with WW2. It could be awarded posthumously, and is a bit like a ‘mention in dispatches’ only for services not actually on the field of battle.

    Megan
    http://www.medals.org.uk/

    #15333

    doc riley
    Member

    Thank You Megan!!! I have never seen this attachment on this medal. Does anybody have an example of this attachment or the medal with attachment that I could use in the article with proper credit given?

    :D Doc

    #15345

    doc riley
    Member

    Is there anybody that can help me with this?

    Best,
    :D Doc

    #15352

    paul wood
    Participant

    DNW Auction Archive 4th Dec 2008 lot 780, illustration shows and example of the King Protea Flower on the Africa Service medal as part of an MC group.

    Hope this helps,

    Enjoy

    Paul

    #15360

    doc riley
    Member

    Thanks Paul!!! I’ll Look it up and ask permission to use it in the article.

    Best,
    :D Doc

    #15433

    doc riley
    Member

    DNW Auction Archive 4th Dec 2008 lot 780, illustration shows and example of the King Protea Flower on the Africa Service medal as part of an MC group.

    Hope this helps,

    Enjoy

    Paul

    Hi Paul,
    I searched for it using the info you gave me and could not find it. I really need a picture of an ASM with a Bronze King Protea leaf attachment to finish a JOMSA article. Any help is GREATLY appreciated.

    Best,
    :D Doc

    #15435

    megan
    Moderator

    Had a hunt, but all I can find is a lapel pin version of the Proteus emblem… do you want that?

    Megan
    http://www.medals.org.uk/

    #15438

    paul wood
    Participant

    I went on the DNW auction archive site and used the search phrase protea.

    Try that and see if you have more luck.

    Paul

    #15487

    doc riley
    Member

    I went on the DNW auction archive site and used the search phrase protea.

    Try that and see if you have more luck.

    Paul

    Thanks Paul!!! I’ll give it a try.

    :D Doc

    #15488

    doc riley
    Member

    SUCCESS!!! Thanks Paul!!! I entered the auction date and only the keyword Protea and found that amazing group. Now to get permission to use the picture and I can get the article to the editor. This was all that I was waiting on.

    :D A VERY HAPPY DOC!

    #15489

    Frank Dutil
    Participant

    What? No pic? You’re gonna make us wait for the OMSA? :o Tease! :evil:

    #15506

    doc riley
    Member

    I think I need to get permnission to use the photo. I’ll post it as soon as possible. I might be able to crop the group to just show the ASM with the Protea attachment.

    :D Doc

    #15603

    doc riley
    Member

    Had a hunt, but all I can find is a lapel pin version of the Proteus emblem… do you want that?

    Megan
    http://www.medals.org.uk/

    Hi Megan,
    Sorry it took so long to get back to you. It’s been crazy here. I would like to use the lapel emblem. Thank you for the offer. Proper credit will be given.

    :D Doc

    #15606

    megan
    Moderator

    E-mailed forthwith…

    Megan
    http://www.medals.org.uk/

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