Is this right??

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    Anonymous

    Hi
    i have got this medal group for some time ago.
    i have a feeling that it is something wrong with it.
    Can anyone on this forum help me?

    Best Regards
    SWE OF2 (Capt)
    :)
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    #15395

    Frank Dutil
    Participant

    The center medal (WW2 India Serv) is in the wrong place. It should be after the victory medal (last at right on pic).

    #15397

    megan
    Moderator

    Minor niggle, no ‘Victory Medal’ here…

    Order ought to be:

    1939-45 Star (dark blue, red, light blue)
    Burma Star (dark blue, red central stripe, orange edge stripes)
    Defence Medal (orange with green borders bearing narrow black stripes)
    War Medal 1939-45 (dark blue, red edges, white centre stripe with narrow red stripe)
    India Service Medal 1939-45 (light blue, dark blue edges and narrow double dark blue central stripe)

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

    #15398

    Frank Dutil
    Participant

    I’ve always called the "1939-45 War Medal" the WW2 Victory medal… Dunno why… Megan’s correct though… No such animal. :oops:

    #15400

    ed_haynes
    Participant

    Sorry to chime in (where I know I am NOT welcomed), but it was impossible to get both the Defence Medsal and the Indian Service Medal. That was the way it was intended. Most of the UK-based group fakers don’t know this. This is a bad "group".

    #15402

    megan
    Moderator

    You are always much more than welcome, Ed – it’s good to hear you again!

    Good catch, too. From H. Taprell Dorling 1946 edition, on a piece of paper stuck in & headed ‘Addenda’ we have:-

    "INDIA SERVICE MEDAL, 1939-45: This medal will be awarded for three years’ non-operational service with the Indian Forces between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945. It will not be awarded to anyone who qualifies for the Defence Medal but will be granted in addition to the War Medal and the Campaign Stars."

    The source of this information is cited as a statement to the House of Commons by the Prime Minister on 6 June 1946.

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

    #15407

    Frank Dutil
    Participant

    Good catch indeed Ed! I wasn’t aware of this little difference between the Indian and the other Commonwealth countries’ WW2 service medals.

    #15420

    doc riley
    Member

    You are always much more than welcome, Ed – it’s good to hear you again!

    Good catch, too. From H. Taprell Dorling 1946 edition, on a piece of paper stuck in & headed ‘Addenda’ we have:-

    "INDIA SERVICE MEDAL, 1939-45: This medal will be awarded for three years’ non-operational service with the Indian Forces between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945. It will not be awarded to anyone who qualifies for the Defence Medal but will be granted in addition to the War Medal and the Campaign Stars."

    The source of this information is cited as a statement to the House of Commons by the Prime Minister on 6 June 1946.

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

    Good Catch!!! Yes Ed, it is good to hear from you here. Your knowledge is highly valuable.

    Take Care,
    :D Doc

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