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Old 14-05-17, 12:17 PM
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Hello Dave.

I have had another look and now I am sure Simon is correct. Having put the two obverses together it is not possible for me to be clear about EDVII or GV busts. The darker colours of the ribbon also favours Simons attribution.

I think both my attempts have been wrong – sorry for muddying the waters!

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Old 14-05-17, 12:43 PM
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Malcolm,

No problem. You got there in the end with a nudge from Simon!

Dave.
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Malcolm,

If EVIIR the monarchs head would be facing right (as you look at it) and from what i can see the monarchs head is facing left, so I am more inclined to think the 1911 Coronation.

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Old 14-05-17, 12:59 PM
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Dave,

A lovely display to which you can now add a pair of WM Kings Crowns as collar badges.

The CC's Helmet Plate would be appear to be quite rare if you havent got it!

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Old 14-05-17, 01:45 PM
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Simon,

Thank you! I think the CC's helmet plate is probably a generic military back plate with a small Canterbury shield affixed to the centre on (perhaps) a black velvet backing. All the parts being silver plated before assembly. The chances of finding the original is probably "nil", but making up a look alike is doable.

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Hello All,
Am writing a book on medals and awards to British Police by local authorities (Counties, Cities & Boroughs) and would like to learn more about the 'Merit badges' issued by a number of forces. these were both metal and embroidered types, some for true 'Meritorious Conduct' including Bravery) and also some for achieving what was known as 'Merit Class' (exams, experience & length of service to gain designation as 'Merit Class' with extra pay etc).

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Default Police Merit Badges- metal and embroidered

I am writing a book on medals & awards issued to UK police by local authorities- Counties, Cities & Boroughs. Any info and images most welcome- in particular the 'Merit badges' Issued for both 'Meritorious Conduct' (including bravery sometimes) and also for achieving 'Merit Class' (a system where officers moved up through 'classes' based on exams, experience and time servied to reach 'Merit Class'. This gave them various pay rises etc and when they achieved 'Merit Class' were often given a badge to wear- either metal or often embroidered.

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Seeking any info and images!

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