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Old 08-10-17, 08:54 PM
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"Simmons" (her birth name) doesn't sound very Slavic.

And a possible to account for some WW1 service, but does not explain the Pip, Squeak and Wilfred so it may be a different person.

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Thanks, you may be right - I'm not an expert on Slavic names. I obviously mistook her married (spouse's) name as her birth name. Apologies. Be interesting to know in which part/administrative region of the Ottoman Empire she was born.
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Yes the Turkish connection is interesting.

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Hello Jack

the 4 french badges are british made
from left to right:

destroyer "le Léopard"
Protestants in Free France
destroyer "le Triomphant"
Free French Naval Forces

the medal's ribbons on field jacket look like WW1 ???

I look for more informations.....

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Didier, thank you for that information. Both the Leopard and Triomphant spent some time in England before starting their service with the Free French Navy. So having these badges made in England makes sense. I believe the Leopard was involved to a degree in the evacuation at Dunkirk.

What their connection to this group is remains somewhat of a mystery, but a good mystery.

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Hi Jack,

Medical personnel was used to have badges as presents ...(cf british nurse capes)
In the French navy, ship badges are usually not worn, except sometimes in the photograph workshop ...

Best regards .. Herve
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Hello Jack

the 4 french badges are british made
from left to right:

destroyer "le Léopard"
Protestants in Free France
destroyer "le Triomphant"
Free French Naval Forces

the medal's ribbons on field jacket look like WW1 ???

I look for more informations.....

cordially
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Thank you Didier,

Does the Protestants refer to resistance or religious affiliation?

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Hi Jack,

It is a religious association.

Best regards .. Herve
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Thank you Herve.
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Medical personnel was used to have badges as presents ...(cf british nurse capes)
In the French navy, ship badges are usually not worn, except sometimes in the photograph workshop ...

Best regards .. Herve
Thanks Herve

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