Belgium: Overseas Campaign Medal 1951 (Medaille Commemorative Des Theatres D'Operations Exterieures 1951 ). With silvered combat service clasp 'Coree-Korea'
This type of medal has thus far only been awarded for service during the Korean War - and thus commonly - and wrongly - referred to as the Korean War Medal!
Note: Only an estimated 3178 x Belgian and 78 x Luxembourg personnel served with Belgium United Nations Contingent (B.U.N.C.) between 1951-1954
Silvered clasp: The silvered-clasp denotes that the recipient actu... read more
France: Resistance Medal 1940-1945 (Medaille de la Resistance). 1st Class 'Officer' grade with silk 'Rosette' on riband
This was only the second decoration created by the Free French, under General De Gaulle, created in 1943
Important: Only an estimated 4586 'Medal of Resistance' of the 1st Class 'Officer' class were ever awarded
The Resistance medal was awarded to approximately 38,288 living persons and 24,463 posthumously. These awards were both for membership in the Free French f... read more
France: Korea Campaign Medal 1950-1953 (Medaille Francaise Des Operations En Coree 1950-1953). With clasp 'Coree' and red enamelled 'Wound Star' emblem
The medal with Paris Mint 'Cornucopia' and bronze metal assay marks on reverse
Note: Prior to 2016 there was no 'official' wound medal - the authorised 'Wound' insignia was originally a riband only with a red enamelled star. Later the protocol was to wear the approved red enamelled star on the respective campaign medal riband. Later still, white metal bars (agrafes) with red enam... read more
Turkey: (Ottoman Empire). Yemen Campaign Medal 1892
The medal retaining it's original silk riband, this with a contemporary mounting bar (sans pin) attached
For the only topical to the period published English language source pertaining to Yemen and the Yemen Rebellion of 1892 reference 'A journey Through Yemen' (Walter B. Harris, 1893) by the British journalist, writer & traveller, Walter Burton Harris, an Arabic linguist, who tr... read more
Turkey (Ottoman Empire): Liyakat Medal (Liyakat Madalyasi). Silver grade. Military issue with dated '1915 Clasp & Crossed Swords' for the Great War
Liyakat Medal (Liyakat Madalyasi), or 'Medal of Merit' was first instituted in 1890, and became the standard military decoration for rewarding acts of distinguished service nature of its award criteria (the reverse translation of the decoration specifies that the award was 'Medal of Merit Specially for Those Who Have Shown Loyalty and Bravery'
During the Great War the Ottoman Emp... read more
India: General Service Medal 1947-65. With clasp 'Naga Hills' (J.C. 235698 SUB, Rhagunath Sawant, M.L.I.)
Important: The recipient was an Indian of Marathi ethnicity, who held the Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) appointment of 'Subadar', while serving with a battalion of the Maratha Light Infantry of the Indian Army
Basic award criteria for the 'Naga Hills' clasp was 180 days full-time service in theatre on the strength of a unit / formation deployed in the Naga Hills region as spe... read more
Republic of South Vietnam: Campaign Medal 1960-. With clasp '1968-69'
Locally made South Vietnam issue with unofficial dated clasp '1968-69'
The original silk riband fitted with a white metal mounting bar as issued, this with hinged pin and clasp fittings
Tet Offensive: This unofficial clasp covers the period of the 'Tet Offensive' (January- September 1968)
The Tet Offensive (or, 'general offensive and uprising of Tet ... read more
Republic of South Vietnam: Campaign Star 1960-. With clasp '1966-'
Locally made South Vietnam issue with unofficial dated clasp '1966-'
This unofficial dated clasp includes qualifying time during 2 x specified US campaigns vis;
- Vietnam Counteroffensive: 25 December 1965 - 30 June 1966
- Vietnam Counteroffensive Phase II: 1 July 1966 - 31 May 1967
The medal retaining a good length of the original issue silk ... read more
Thailand (Kingdom of Siam): Vietnam War Campaign Service Medal. With gilt 'Lightning Bolts' combat emblem
The riband fitted with a gilt 'Lightning' bolts emblem that denotes he recipient experienced combat operations (cam under fire) in Vietnam
Complete with integral top brooch bar with pin to reverse, and the medal fitted with the original stitched silk riband
The medal was awarded to the Armed Forces personnel from Thailand who served during the Vietnam War from cir... read more
United States: Bronze Star Medal. Circa issue 1945-1965 (including Second World War, Korean War and Vietnam War)
The silk corded medal riband is fitted with an un-marked slot brooch, this retaining the original long-hinged pin and intricate drop-lock clasp fittings, as issued
Contained in its original card box of issue
Dated from circa 1945, as awarded in the era 1945-1965, to personnel decorated in the Second World War, Korean War and the early years of the Vietnam War