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#1 CorsairAce

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 11:26 AM

What is the medal on the right?

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa57/corsairace/County%20Coin%20Haul/DSCF4230.jpg

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 11:28 AM

What is the medal on the right?

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa57/corsairace/County%20Coin%20Haul/DSCF4230.jpg



UK OBE (Order of the British Empire)

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 12:02 PM

Thanks!

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 03:45 PM

UK OBE (Order of the British Empire)


It's actually the Order of the British Empire - Military Department. There were two versions; the military one has the small center gray stripe. the civilian was was without the center stripe.

Edited by USMCRECON, 11 August 2007 - 03:46 PM.


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Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:37 PM

I recieved several pms interested in this before but i wasn't going to sell it for a while. Well here it is.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...I...E:IT&ih=022

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:22 PM

I recieved several pms interested in this before but i wasn't going to sell it for a while. Well here it is.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...I...E:IT&ih=022


I would suspect from the combo of medals, the original owner was at least a colonel, possibly a BG -- in Army or AAF.

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 05:30 PM

The ribbon is of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Military Division). The ribbon is of the 2nd type (Post 1936).
The grade of the award looks to be (according to the tone/colour of the emblem) of the grade of Officer (OBE) as oppose to
the grade of Member (MBE).
If it is a OBE, then the rank of the recipient at the time of the award would be around a LTC or full Colonel.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:36 PM

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