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Old 09-05-20, 04:04 PM
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Hi gents,

Looking for info on this large medal ribbon bar.

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Old 09-05-20, 04:24 PM
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Hi Kevin


From left to right:

1939-45 Star
Africa Star (8th Army)
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
Territorial Efficiency Medal


A quick search via Google will give you the background to each medal

John
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Old 09-05-20, 04:36 PM
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Have a look on here: http://www.worldmedals.co.uk/Rib/britribb.htm

The first four (from left to right) seem to be quite straightforward:

1939-45 Star
Africa Star (with 8th Army clasp)
Defence Medal
War Medal

The last one however, I'm not totally sure about - have the colours faded at all (what are they like on the back)? For my money though, I think it's the Efficiency Medal (for time served in the Territorials).

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Old 09-05-20, 04:38 PM
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Hi Kevin


From left to right:

1939-45 Star
Africa Star (8th Army)
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
Territorial Efficiency Medal


A quick search via Google will give you the background to each medal

John
Yeah, what he said

Not quick enough on the draw today...
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All I can add is that the absence of an Italy or France and Germany Star after the Africa Star suggests possibilities such as a prisoner of war, sufficiently wounded to take no part in the war actively after 1943, or discharged.
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Old 09-05-20, 05:03 PM
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Hi Gents,

Very quick replies, and I can confirm that the centre colour of the ribbon in question is green and conforms to the TA efficiency.

I doubt I will ever be able to unpick the conundrum that Staffsyeoman has posed with his observations......

Thanks all.

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Kevin
I have a group with the same medals and it is to a Staffordshire Yeomanry Trooper wounded in North Africa, returns to UK and did not serve overseas again.
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Medals ephemera of Trooper Leslie William Salmon of the Staffordshire Yeomanry born Stafford 1915 ,he was wounded in action on 9th February 1943 on the Tunisian Border According to Regimental Diary, 1 man was killed a second wounded (Les) he returned to Stafford post WW2.

Kevin the same grouping as your medal bar with proven History

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Old 10-05-20, 10:56 AM
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Hi Stephen,

What an odd coincidence, how likely is it that this combination would be mirrored in another soldiers WW2 service?

Very nice presentation, I did something similar with my Grandfathers medals and badges.

Yours would look nice with an original 5 Bar medal ribbon......

Keep safe

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Old 10-05-20, 02:11 PM
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Funny I was thinking the same thing

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