D-Day landing

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Re: D-Day landing

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:47 am

tiger76 wrote:Sadly not everyone shares our respect and admiration for the wartime generation.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-48553889

What makes this attack worse is it was targeted,absolute **** anyone who can stoop to such depths. :(

What absolute ****.

My great grandfather is buried over that way, near the war graves. An ex army sergent. He is in Bingley though so hopefully unaffected. Was only over there last week.

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Re: D-Day landing

Postby Healeywoodclaret » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:55 am

tiger76 wrote:Sadly not everyone shares our respect and admiration for the wartime generation.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-48553889

What makes this attack worse is it was targeted,absolute **** anyone who can stoop to such depths. :(


You really have to wonder what kind of pure sub human **** would do this? Really unbelievable.

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Re: D-Day landing

Postby Murger » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:00 am

tiger76 wrote:Sadly not everyone shares our respect and admiration for the wartime generation.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-48553889

What makes this attack worse is it was targeted,absolute **** anyone who can stoop to such depths. :(


A public flogging wouldn't go amiss for the ***** who did that.

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Re: D-Day landing

Postby JohnMac » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:41 am

Anyone with Facebook have a look at 'WW2 Colourised Photos'

A truly remarkable and moving collection of nearly 5000 photo's.
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Re: D-Day landing

Postby tiger76 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:59 pm

Thanks for the tip JM,i'll check them out later on,my old man will be fascinated no doubt,the fact that many photographs from both World Wars are now being colourised,brings the conflicts more to life than some grainy black and white footage ever could.
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Re: D-Day landing

Postby ClaretAndJew » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:28 pm

Bumping this because I've been sent a pic of my grandads medals from WWII.

Can anyone help with identifying?

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Re: D-Day landing

Postby evensteadiereddie » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:34 pm

evensteadiereddie wrote:Yet you support Tommy Robinson and his views. How does that work, then ?
Not bickering, just genuinely curious.


Come on, Healeywood, it can't be that difficult.

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Re: D-Day landing

Postby Bosscat » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:59 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:Bumping this because I've been sent a pic of my grandads medals from WWII.

Can anyone help with identifying?

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Try google its what most do... trying regimental medals identification 1st .... But I would have thought that would be obvious to anyone really......... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: D-Day landing

Postby Paul Waine » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:04 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:Bumping this because I've been sent a pic of my grandads medals from WWII.

Can anyone help with identifying?

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What are the words on the medals, CandJ?

I know there were words on my Dad's medals - which I think one of his grandchildren are now looking after.

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Re: D-Day landing

Postby Imploding Turtle » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:19 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:Bumping this because I've been sent a pic of my grandads medals from WWII.

Can anyone help with identifying?

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At the risk of being accused of virtue-signalling by Damo, from left to right

1.Africa Star - https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/medals/africa-star
2.1939-1945 Star - https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/me ... 39-45-star
3. Atlantic Star Medal - https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/me ... star-medal
4. War Medal 1939-1945 - https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/me ... -1939-1945
5. Burma Star - https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/medals/burma-star
6. Italy Star - https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/medals/italy-star

Dude got around
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Re: D-Day landing

Postby ClaretAndJew » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:41 pm

Bosscat wrote:Try google its what most do... trying regimental medals identification 1st .... But I would have thought that would be obvious to anyone really......... :lol: :lol: :lol:


You're a bit of a weird stalker where I'm concerned aren't you?

Creepy ****.
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Re: D-Day landing

Postby Quickenthetempo » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:46 pm

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Re: D-Day landing

Postby Imploding Turtle » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:52 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:Give it a rest will you.

Just leave this thread for saluting heroes.

I will delete this shortly as I don't want to join in bickering on here.

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Re: D-Day landing

Postby Bosscat » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:08 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
ClaretAndJew wrote:You're a bit of a weird stalker where I'm concerned aren't you?

Creepy ****.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
You didn't need to sign your post though ;)

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Re: D-Day landing

Postby 3putt » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:13 pm

incredibly brave men

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Re: D-Day landing

Postby 2 Bee Holed » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:46 am

[quote="JohnMac"][/quote]

Mr Mac

I was looking at Claret & Jew's post and came across this:
Your France and Germany Star ribbon looks remarkably like the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
ribbon which only came to force in the mid-1990's.

150px-Conspicuous_Gallantry_Cross_obverse.jpg
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Re: D-Day landing

Postby 2 Bee Holed » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:23 am

ClaretAndJew wrote:Bumping this because I've been sent a pic of my grandads medals from WWII.

Can anyone help with identifying?

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C and J

The Stars all have words telling you where he served.
Judging by how he got around, I can only think he was in the RAF.
I assume I am correct? The colours on the ribbons seem to have faded, or is it your photo?

Given that originally you could not wear more than 5 stars, he virtually has them all!

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Re: D-Day landing

Postby JohnMac » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:31 am

2 Bee Holed wrote:
Mr Mac

I was looking at Claret & Jew's post and came across this:
Your France and Germany Star ribbon looks remarkably like the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
ribbon which only came to force in the mid-1990's.

150px-Conspicuous_Gallantry_Cross_obverse.jpg


I know someone who won the CGC and it looks like it has been mounted using the incorrect ribbon.

I will get it remounted, thanks for this.

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Re: D-Day landing

Postby ClaretAndJew » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:27 pm

2 Bee Holed wrote:C and J

The Stars all have words telling you where he served.
Judging by how he got around, I can only think he was in the RAF.
I assume I am correct? The colours on the ribbons seem to have faded, or is it your photo?

Given that originally you could not wear more than 5 stars, he virtually has them all!


Hi mate.

It's not my pic it's from my aunt who has them. I've never seen them physically.

He was in the navy as far as I've been told.

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Re: D-Day landing

Postby Croydon Claret » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:39 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:Bumping this because I've been sent a pic of my grandads medals from WWII.

Can anyone help with identifying?

Image

Just a case of Googling


1. Africa star
2. 1939 to 1945 star
3. Atlantic star
4. War medal 1939 to 1945
5 Burma star
6 Italy star

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/medals-camp ... ligibility

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Re: D-Day landing

Postby tiger76 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:37 pm

This seems as good a thread as any to post this news,finally these brave men have been laid to rest with full military honours.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48610168


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