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Old 22-12-18, 08:49 PM
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Hi,
I have obtained a Services Rendered badge, but the number on the rear is 'MS114", which was not traced on Ancestry. The MS is also a prefix I haven't been able to find out about, do any members have any ideas?
It shows no signs of having had a number erased and the font is the same as other SWB I have
Thanks Gary
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Old 23-12-18, 07:41 AM
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The prefix "MS" is for the Merchant Navy (Merchant Service). There were only around 155 issued so are quite scarce.

The records are available to download (for a small fee) at the National Archives.

I will send you a PM in a bit.

Andy
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Old 23-12-18, 08:10 AM
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Thanks for the help Andy
Merry Christmas, Gary
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Nice badge and a great find! Only once seen a picture of one so well done!
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Old 06-02-19, 07:43 PM
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Thanks, the MS threw me as its not in Williamsons book as a prefix for the badges, it has MN there but no MS, plenty of research there for me to get on with
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