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  • in reply to: Medals listed in troop ship newspapers #17142
    sirius
    Keymaster

    What exactly is the problem? We are here to help. Uploads are easy – maybe it’s the size of your attachment. Please let either John or I know.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Google Chrome and this web site #16643
    sirius
    Keymaster

    Frank,
    I just tested it and can not reproduce the problems you describe. Try logging in on the OMSA home page, and then go to the Forum from there. Everything works going from/to the Forum and different pages. I’m on a Mac (MacOS X 10.8.3 and Chrome 26.0.1410.43).

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Moderator required! #16627
    sirius
    Keymaster

    Yes – it’s a pain. I’ve turned off comments for the moment, till we get a way of preventing this. Sorry for the inconvenience….

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Moderator required! #16613
    sirius
    Keymaster

    Yes – we’re aware of this – a bizarre glitch in the software it seems. We’re looking into it…..

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: The Arctic Star #16612
    sirius
    Keymaster

    Yes – no problem, Christophe.

    In very basic terms. The British approved 8 different stars for campaigns during WWII.

    1) 1939-45 star (clasp: )
    2) Atlantic star (clasp:
    or )
    3) Air Crew Europe star (clasp:
    or )
    4) Africa star (clasp:
    , , or 1)
    5) Pacific star (clasp:
    )
    6) Burma star (clasp:
    )
    7) Italy star
    8) France and Germany star (clasp:
    )

    It was decided that a single person could only be awarded a maximum of 5 stars, any entitlement beyond that would result in a clasp to one of the previously awarded stars (shown above). Only one clasp per ribbon was allowed, which would be the first to be awarded after qualifying for the star. The actual qualification rules are somewhat complicated, but this is the essence.

    As I understand it, the new star and the new clasp "" have been introduced with no view what-so-ever to these existing rules. Or at the minumum thay have not been made clear yet.

    You can read more about the stars in the British or .

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: The Arctic Star #16608
    sirius
    Keymaster

    Not officially… but as nobody qualifying is still serving, they are no longer subject to regulations.

    I don’t believe this is correct, Megan. The Soviet 40th Anniversary Medal (and subsequent issues) is approved for wear by the Queen (Medal Year Book 203A). This medal was primarily awarded to RN and MN personnel serving in ships in Arctic Convoys, so the veterans were already once honored with an award, albeit foreign.

    This new star opens a can of worms that nobody in official circles seems to have anticipated. What happens to the 5 star rule for a single recipient?, evidently thrown out the window. Has it been rescinded?, so others – not previously allowed a sixth medal can now wear them? Another major issue is that the medal bears the cypher of George VI, who never approved this medal.This must be a first for British medals, clearly it should have had the cypher of Queen EIIR who approved it. Blatantly wrong. The list goes on…….

    Those interested can follow a similar thread on the BMF.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Moderator required! #16585
    sirius
    Keymaster

    All deleted – what is not obvious is the fact that the offending text has imbedded html links to the guy’s favorite web site. These are picked up by crawling robots that perhaps can enhance his website rating on a google search. Not much we can do about it since everyone is allowed to post.

    Keep us posted about this stuff.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Latest JOMSA #16289
    sirius
    Keymaster

    The November-December issue cover and TOC posted. See Publications ->The OMSA Journal -> Current Edition on the main site.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Latest JOMSA #15949
    sirius
    Keymaster

    The July-August issue cover and TOC posted. See Publications ->The OMSA Journal -> Current Edition on the main site.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: OMSA Database discussions #15894
    sirius
    Keymaster

    Thanks for alerting us. I’ve cleaned up what I’ve seen, and the user and IP address has been banned. In the future please advise a moderator directly of these kind incidents.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Latest JOMSA #15790
    sirius
    Keymaster

    The May-June issue cover and TOC posted. See Publications ->The OMSA Journal -> Current Edition on the main site.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: Test mod #15756
    sirius
    Keymaster

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    in reply to: Latest JOMSA #15660
    sirius
    Keymaster

    March-April issue cover and TOC posted. See Publications ->The OMSA Journal -> Current Edition on the main site.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: researching an old photograph #15579
    sirius
    Keymaster

    500kB is plenty for a photograph. If you have problems one of us can help you resize it, you just have to ask. This is more constructive than sour grapes.

    Cheers, -Peter

    in reply to: JOMSA discussions #15548
    sirius
    Keymaster

    Hi Gavin, Sorry – I just see you indicated your OMSA membership number. We’ll get you set up.

    Cheers, -Peter

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