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Offline khdavies

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Help wanted with the abreviations on Medal Description
« on: Tuesday 24 October 17 17:11 BST (UK) »
After receiving my Father's Army records I discovered that he had a medal.  Although I know it is 1939/45 F&G Star I don't know the significance of the additional abreviations.  I have attached a scan in case it would help anyone to help
Thank you. Karen
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London: KENDALL, BRYANT, STANLEY

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Re: Help wanted with the abreviations on Medal Description
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 24 October 17 17:27 BST (UK) »
It is all administrative guff relating to the authority under which the medals were authorised.  Part II order No 25 of 1946 3 RTR at General headquarters 2nd Echelon British Army of the Rhine and then a form reference for receipt of the medals.  You can safely ignore it all!

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Re: Help wanted with the abreviations on Medal Description
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 24 October 17 17:32 BST (UK) »
PS - it is actually two medals, the 1939-45 War Medal and the France and Germany Star.

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Re: Help wanted with the abreviations on Medal Description
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 24 October 17 17:54 BST (UK) »
Wow!  Thank you for this as well, Max! 

I wonder if the second one might be for his assignment against the German Officers?  They did end up killing all of them!!  Is there anywhere that a reason for the medal might be found?

Thank you so much. Karen
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London: KENDALL, BRYANT, STANLEY

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Re: Help wanted with the abreviations on Medal Description
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 24 October 17 19:18 BST (UK) »
Sorry Karen, both of the medals are campaign medals - you got them for service  - at least 28 days in the service in the case of the War Medal and the France/Germany Star for service in France/Germany/Luxembourg/Netherlands/Belgium any time from D Day to May 45.

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Re: Help wanted with the abreviations on Medal Description
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 25 October 17 17:28 BST (UK) »
Thanks, Max.  Can't have everything I guess!!

Karen
Essex: STANLEY
London: KENDALL, BRYANT, STANLEY