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Can anyone identify this medal ribbon?

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Burtonian

Morning all. I wonder if anyone can assist in identifying a mystery medal ribbon in the attached pic? In the top row I think it's pretty clear we're seeing, from the left: Military Medal, 1914 Star (with rose emblem), British War Medal and Victory Medal. But what about the bottom row? The one on the right is LSGC, but what about the one on the left? It seems to have some kind of emblem attached to it - I suppose that might help in the identification, but it hasn't helped me!

 

Any thoughts anyone?

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charlie2

Probably the 1939-45 Defence Medal.

Charlie

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Alan24
Posted (edited)

The closest I can find is the Special Constabulary Long Service medal.

 

Silver rosette was worn on the ribbon for additional periods of 10 years service.

 

Alan. 

Edited by Alan24

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Coldstreamer

would the special medal not be on the end AFTER the LSGC ?  assuming the order is correct ?

 

any ideas as to who or when taken ?

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Burtonian

charlie2: yes, my brother suggested the 1939-45 Defence Medal, and I agree it looks about right. It also makes sense because I know he was an ARP Warden during World War Two, but what on earth's that thingy on it? The only object like that I'm aware of is the Oak Leaf emblem, and it certainly isn't that. I must say, the recipient of the medals was an ex-sergeant-major, no-nonsense type, the very last person you could imagine doing anything 'irregular' or 'unauthorised' in terms of medal-wearing.

 

Alan24: thanks for your suggestion, but he was never in the police force.

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Coldstreamer

if you know his name and details you can apply  to MODMO for his medal entitlement, its free but takes several months

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Alan24

He certainly would have had the DM for service as an ARP.

Now how about this...

 

"The King's Commendation for Brave Conduct emblem is worn on the ribbon."

 

From what you have already said and that he already had the MM seems to fit. 

 

Alan.

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Burtonian

Coldstreamer: thanks, not heard of 'MODMO' before - I'll have to look into it.

 

Alan24: thanks, and yes, but I believe the King's Commendation emblem was either a silver laurel leaf or a bronze oak leaf, for civilian and services recipients respectively, and I don't think what he's wearing looks like either of them. It's very mysterious.

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Alan24
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2 hours ago, Burtonian said:

Coldstreamer: thanks, not heard of 'MODMO' before - I'll have to look into it.

It's the MOD Medal Office at Imjin Barracks Gloucester. 

You can find a postal address via the Royal British Legion website.

 

Alan. 

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familyhistoryman
3 hours ago, Alan24 said:

The closest I can find is the Special Constabulary Long Service medal.

 

Silver rosette was worn on the ribbon for additional periods of 10 years service.

 

Alan. 

 

29 minutes ago, Alan24 said:

It's the MOD Medal Office at Imjim Barracks Gloucester. 

You can find a postal address via the Royal British Legion website.

 

Alan. 

Hi

This is my grandfathe’s ribbon bar showing the British War Medal, Victory and Special Constabulary Medal. He went on to receive a bar to SCM, the 1939 Civil Defence and the 1953 Coronation Medals

Tony 

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear All,

Defence Medal, but the off-centre detail too indistinct to identify; possibly even a flaw in the print.

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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BullerTurner

I Agee with Alan 24 and Kim. It both looks like and sits in the logically appropriate position for a 39-45 DM.  It doesn't look to me to be an emblem but more like a defect.

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