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Old 13-02-19, 08:03 AM
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Service in Gibralter wasn't covered by a Star but was covered 3rd September 1939 - 8th May 1945 by the Defence Medal, being classified as a non-operational area but being subjected to or closely threatened by enemy air attack.
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Old 13-02-19, 02:08 PM
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The last medal is the Territorial Efficiency medal, is this a decoration that allows you to have the letters "T.D." after your name?

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Old 13-02-19, 03:22 PM
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Rob, the Territorial Efficiency Medal was replaced by the Efficiency Medal in 1930. The letters TD stand for Territorial Decoration and only applied to officers. Your man must have spent time in the ranks pre-war.
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Old 13-02-19, 03:23 PM
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The Territorial Efficiency Medal was awarded to W.O's N.C.O.'s and men of the T.A. The medal was awarded to Officers and O.R.'s who were serving on the active list as of that force on 2nd Sept 1939, and completed 12 years service, whether wholly in the ranks or partly as an Emergency Commissioned Officer. War service counted as double. The Efficiency Decoration entitles an Officer to use T.D. after his name and was awarded after 12 years efficient Commissioned service on the active list of the T.A. info taken from Ribbons and Medals by Capt H Taprell Dorling DSO, R.N.
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Old 13-02-19, 05:57 PM
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Thanks for the replies, but I have to admit I'm still not getting it.

I found this info in Taylors "The Devons", some of them have DSOs and MCs so I can probably discount them, a couple are described as "RA" Royal Artillery Officers, but there are also a few which say "TD", is that the last ribbon on this uniform or can I discount them too? This Officer could also be from after this list.

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Devon Shire Regiment Battalion Commanders

1st Bn
1939-1941 Lt Col A H Cope DSO
1941-1943 Lt Col R S J Hartley
1943-1944 Lt Col G A de V Harvest
1944-1945 Lt Col J F Snow

2nd Bn
1939-1940 Lt Col E D Corkery MC
1941-1941 Lt Col R F B Hill
1941-1943 Lt Col A W Valentine DSO
1943-1944 Lt Col C A R Nevil OBE
1944-1944 Lt Col Sir John Carew-Pole Bart DSO
1944-1945 Lt Col P H Brind
1945-1945 Lt Col P A A D'Oyly OBE

4th Bn
1939-1942 Lt Col D D Rutherford MC
1942-1943 Lt Col W P Symonds
1943-1944 Lt Col P A A D'Oyly OBE
1944-1945 Lt Col W F Pugsley TD
1945-1945 Lt Col J L Brind

5th Bn (86th AT Reg RA)
1939-1940 Lt Col G C Wycisk OBD TD
1940-1940 Lt Col E Hakewell-Smith CB
1940-1940 Lt Col M G Beck
1940-1943 Lt Col A N Overall
1943-1943 Lt Col A H C Potter RA
1943-1945 Lt Col R G T Fletcher RA

6th Bn
1939-1942 Lt Col J N Oliver CBE
1942-1944 Lt Col R E K Pain
1944-1945 Lt Col A F Hanks

7th Bn (87th AT Reg RA)
1939-1940 Lt Col L Mills
1940-1945 Lt Col F E C Lewis

8th Bn
1939-1940 Lt Col Gavin Young
1940-1942 Lt Col H Gibbons
1942-1944 Lt Col H F Pugsley

9th Bn
1939-1941 Lt Col D A Bullock OBE
1941-1942 Lt Col G A de V Harvest



10th Bn (later 30th)
1939-1939 His Grace the Duke of Somerset
1939-1942 Lt Col C C Haynes
1942-1945 Lt Col B A E M Hall
1945-1945 Lt Col D B Gaye MC

11th Bn
1940-1942 Lt Col D E Elford
1942-1942 Lt Col R H Creasy

12th Bn
1940-1941 Lt Col R A O Smith MC
1941-1942 Lt Col R G Coates
1942-1943 Lt Col D D Rutherford MC
1943-1943 Lt Col R F B Hill
1943-1944 Lt Col G R Stevens
1944-1945 Lt Col P Gleadell DSO
1945-1945 Lt Col A Tilly
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The last ribbon is that of the Efficiency Medal. The ribbon of the Territorial Decoration/Efficiency Decoration is dark green with a central yellow stripe. The TD/ED allows the use of the post nominal letters TD. It was only awarded to officers.
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Old 13-02-19, 08:44 PM
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Thanks, I get it now.

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Yep - definitely some strange ones - my wife's grandfather got his Defence Medal for his time in Iraq...
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