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by Orlaith17
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Mystery badge
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Mystery badge

Ah. Thank you. That explains the mystery.
by Orlaith17
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Mystery badge
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Mystery badge

Oh, interesting. Dispatch rider? I decided to bid on it as was interested and husband and myself both collect old military memorabilia and medals. The cigarette case with it was interesting too. There was also a little badge in the box with it that hadn't been shown in the lot. That was marked Royal...
by Orlaith17
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Mystery badge
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Mystery badge

I'm wondering if anyone can shed any light on a military badge for sale in our local auction mart? I've researched as much as I can but not finding anything.
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I'm thinking maybe French but don't know. There's a cigarette holder with it engraved 1914. Any ideas much appreciated.
by Orlaith17
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: Commonwealth War Graves in Highlands
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Commonwealth War Graves in Highlands

Hi all. Whilst enjoying days out here in the Highlands, we sometimes visit cemeteries and see CWGC signs. We visited a churchyard near Laggan a few days ago, and there were several war graves, mostly local men, but also a Polish one. We've found a fair few military graves in the area, both local and...
by Orlaith17
Tue May 29, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Scottish Catholic Archive records
Topic: School records?
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: School records?

Thank you for that It's Dundee Tayside the person is after so I will pass this on and they can find out if similar exists there.
by Orlaith17
Sun May 27, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Scottish Catholic Archive records
Topic: School records?
Replies: 3
Views: 435

School records?

I've been seeing discussions with people on another site who are a bit upset that their old schools have now been demolished. And there seems to be no records that they ever attended there. Discussion covered if education departments kept such records, or if the Catholic diocese might, as they were ...
by Orlaith17
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: WW2 medals
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: WW2 medals

Again hoping for some advice here. I have found some air crew Europe medals for sale both in EBay and from military medal dealers online. They are stated as being genuine and original, and the price does seem to suggest that is the case. Are there any questions I can ask to try to confirm their auth...
by Orlaith17
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Russian/Polish search
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: Russian/Polish search

Thank you so much for that, Alan. I'll have a good look at the links you have put here now I have a few days off. My friend told me her dad's story back in the early 1970s when we were schoolgirls. I was intrigued to hear it then, but am much more seriously interested now after she and I discussed i...
by Orlaith17
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Russian/Polish search
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Russian/Polish search

I've been asked to try to do some research for a friend, though I doubt if there will be many if any records. I have a sketchy outline of her late father's story. Her grandad was born in Russia, and joined the Polish army during the Bolshevik Revolution and fought the Russians until 1920. He was giv...
by Orlaith17
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: National Service
Replies: 9
Views: 864

Re: National Service

I have sent you a couple of private messages, jbwirow.