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WW2 VICTORY MEDAL LAPEL ROSETTE OLD STOCK DOZEN IN ORIGINAL BOX c1946. WW2 VICTORY MEDAL LAPEL ROSETTE OLD STOCK DOZEN IS IN ITS ORIGINAL PACKAGING FROM 78 + YEARS. CONDITIONS OF THE LAPEL ROSETTES ARE MINT. THE ORIGINAL BOX IS MANUFACTURING MARKED; ” MADE IN FRANCE ” ON ONE LONG SIDE AND ” 12 8 042 43 CASE ” ON THE OTHER LONG SIDE OF THE OUTER PAPER BOARD SLEEVE.
For sale is a Rare WW2 Royal Navy Minesweeper Operation Nestegg Medals & Document Grouping. This grouping belongs to I. Edwards who served with the Royal Navy reserve in command of HMT Bilsdean. Before joining the Royal Navy Edwards lived at 21 Sydney Grove, Hendon, London, N. All of the belongings mentioned below belonged to lieutenant I. Edwards, and his contribution to operation Nestegg, and the surrender of the German navy in Millbay. This medal group includes the following. The personnel book of MMS-class minesweeper 254 (RMT Bilsdean). All of these questions are answered for each of the 46 servicemen under his control onboard MMS254. This handwritten book holds excellent research potential into many serviceman’s history. Original Orders of German navy surrender at Millbay on the 17/5/1945 a full write up of this can be seen below. This can also be seen in image number 8. Originals orders, that run inside operation Nestegg, titled; “Secret on no account to be allowed to fall into the hands of the enemy to be destroyed by fire when complied with”. This document can be seen in image number 4. These orders are for minesweeping of the covid route and anchorage’s to be carried out during the 2 days prior to the arrival of the force and subsequently the establishment of the swept channels inter island and between the islands and the mainland of France. These are original orders, with most likely no other surviving copies, seeing as all other copies would have been burnt on completion. Following the previous item is a scam/ copy of the at the time top secret operation Nestegg. This is titled Operation Nestegg, Joint Outland plan, part iii Naval plan. Part 7v of this plan is underlined and this is the section of the plan that we have the original orders for above. WW2 Royal Navy Admiralty Pattern Split Second Stop Watch, marked Patt 3 22771. A set of 6 ww2 Royal Navy uniform buttons. Pair of Ww2 Lieutenant Royal Navy Epaulettes. For fleet purposes only, the Channel Islands, atlas of tidal streams. Restricted: HOURLY HEIGHTS OF TIDE. AT CHERBOURG & LE HAVRE TIDE TABLES FOR ROAD OF MORLAIX, LE HAVRE and ROUEN From 1st to 31st MAY, 1945 inclusive. Section of a map marked on back; S. 325 confidential Ostend to westkape folio no b8 serial no 925. The military re-occupation of the Channel Islands in 1945 was code-named Operation Nestegg. In command was 46-year old Brigadier Alfred Snow. The special detachment – Force 135 – sailed from Plymouth in the Royal Navy destroyers HMS Bulldog and HMS Beagle. But when the task force arrived off Guernsey on 8th May – Victory in Europe Day – no-one was sure if the German garrison, under Vice-Admiral Friedrich Huffmeier, would surrender peacefully. Item number (3) listed above states document in purple typed ink. To: RNS DEV, Paris Commandant RMB KHMP. XDO Capt M/S Ply, CDR, M/S Ply, Cdr A/P Ply, A/S Dev, Garrison CDR, movement, control. From commander in chief Plymouth. 18 buoy and 3 trawled and 1 patrol craft at no 15 buoy. M/s is requested to assume control of the landing and disposal of prisoners of war. (6) as soon as prize. Crews are embarked, the white & is to be hoisted superior to German & and hold down when German crews have been landed. M Devonport as requested to assist in mooring to buoys (8) M. C as requested to send I hospital boat. Alongside each group on arrival at number 15 and 18. Buoy to disembark Royal Navy, guard and prisoners of war at Millbay. (9) Paris is registered to relieve the prize crews with A, C and M party comprising 2P. 0 s plus 8 for each group at 2000 tonight Thursday. (11) the garrison commander as requested to make the necessary arrangements to receive the prisoners of war comprising of 22 officers and 126 ratings at MillBay at approx 2030. This grouping has a good amount of research potential and played a major role in operation Nestegg, and has an incredibly rare set of orders for the German naval surrender. If you would like to see more photos please message me for more details.
A genuine, fullsize Bulgarian Order of Bravery Medal 4th Class. A late WW2 / post WW2 version. In good condition, with some marks on the reverse.
Original German post WW2 / 1957 pattern Military Long Service Medal for 12 Years, IN VERY GOOD CONDITION – A VERY NICE DETAILED EXAMPLE ON GOOD RIBBON, MAKER: ST&L (STEINHAUER & LUECK), THE AWARD IS NOT OFTEN SEEN. FEW FACTS ABOUT 1957 PATTERN AWARDS. In 1957 the West German government authorised replacement Iron Crosses with an Oak Leaf Cluster in place of the swastika, similar to the Iron Crosses of 1813, 1870, and 1914, which could be worn by World War II Iron Cross recipients. The 1957 law also authorised de-Nazified versions of most other World War II-era decorations (except those specifically associated with Nazi Party organizations, such as SS Long Service medals, or with the expansion of the German Reich, such as the medals for the annexation of Austria, the Sudetenland, and the Memel region). The main government contract to manufacture and supply these new de-nazified WW2 1957 official decorations went to the world famous German firm Steinhauer & Lueck, Luedenscheid Germany. Knights Crosses, Iron Crosses, Wound Badges, Tank Assault Badges etc were re-designed by Steinhauer & Lück – often with the oak-leaf spray replacing the swastika, with S&L having the sole patent rights to all WW2 1957 German decorations. S&L did not have the whole monopoly on medal making, other famous firms such as Deschler & Sohn, BH Maher and Juncker also manufactured these new German decorations. Lüdenscheid is situated between the cities Dortmund and Bonn. It was here that one of the youngest medal firms was founded in 1889 by August Steinhauer and Gustav Adolf Lück. The first production began in a cellar, the customer base continued to increase. A property was bought at 51 Hochstrasse which is still home for this famous company today. During WW2 Steinhauer & Lück produced medals and badges, like the famous Knights Cross and many other types of medals and badges. In 1957 this company was awarded the contract to produce all the newly re-designed legal WW2 1957 de-nazified decorations, plus the contract to manufacture all of Germany’s official decorations including Germany’s highest order the Bundesverdienstkreuz. Only a very limited number of original WW2 1957 medals are still produced, mainly Iron Crosses, German Cross Gold & Silver & Wound Badges and are considered 100% genuine by the German Government. HISTORY OF THE AWARD. Long Service Award (Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnungen) – A year after the reinstitution of the draft Germany reinstated the Long Service Awards (March 16th, 1936). All members of the Armed Forces were eligible for the award which was bestowed in five classes; four years, twelve years, eighteen years, twenty five years and fifty years. The four year service medal was mat silver and had on the obverse the Wehrmacht Eagle and the inscription “Treue Diesnste in der Wehrmacht” (Loyal Service in the Armed Forces). On the reverse it bore only the number 4 in the center surrounded by oak leaves. The twelve year award was the same design but slightly larger, in bronze, and with the number “12″ replacing the “4″ on the reverse. Those who served eighteen years were presented a silver Maltese cross featuring the Wehrmacht eagle in the center obverse and the number “18″ on reverse. The same design was maintained for the next and highest class, awarded to those veterans who served twenty five years. The cross in this instance was gold, larger, and naturally had “25″ on the reverse. A special grade for 40 years of service was also approved; This was an oak leaves set which was worn on the ribbon of the 25 years award. All levels of the award were held on blue ribbons with the appropriate branch of service attached to it. It was either the spread wing eagle for the Army and Navy or the flying eagle for the Air Force. Only two long service awards were to be worn at the same time. The 4 and 12 year classes were obviously to be worn together, but once the individual received the 25 year class, he would wear it with the 4 year class, and if the 40 year class were achieved then it would be worn with the 12 year class. The award was worn as part of a group or in the ribbon bar for daily wear. During its early years of existence the award was normally constructed of German silver and heavily plated, but from 1942 on it was made from gold or silver washed zinc. During the last year of the war, presentation of the award ceased.
Very nice non combat ek2 war service, Red Cross enamel, 20 year reserve cross, pre wwi Red Cross award, 1895 Kaiser medal and honor cross (loose). Very nice original bar. Some fading to long service ribbon.
WW1 US MARINE CORPS / US ARMY FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE MEDAL – PICTURE FRAME. WW1 US MARINE CORPS / US ARMY HERO FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE MEDAL SHAPED PICTURE FRAME c1917. WW1 US MARINE CORPS / US ARMY HERO IN A FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE MEDAL SHAPED FRAME WITH AN ORIGINAL WW1 US HERO (AS A CHILD) INCLUDED. THE PHOTO IN THE FRAME CURRENTLY COULD BE REMOVED AND REPLACED AS DESIGNED WITH ANOTHER PICTURE / PHOTO OF THE SAME SIZE. ENLARGED VERSION OF THE WW1 FRENCH (CROSS OF THE WAR) CROIX DE GUERRE MEDAL THAT WAS AWARDED DURING WW1 FOR ACTS OF HEROISM INVOLVING COMBAT WITH THE ENEMY. THIS ENLARGED VERSION WAS MADE TO HOLD A PHOTOGRAPH / PICTURE OF A HERO OF FRANCE AND WAS MADE IN FRANCE DURING THE WAR c. Marines Corps, Navy and. Army individuals and as a unit award to those who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism involving combat with the enemy as with the. 5th and 6th Marine Regiments during WW1. RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL CIRCULAR PAPER BACK BOARD THAT HOLDS THE PHOTO IN PLACE AND. ITS DOMED SHAPED CRYSTAL ALONG WITH. ITS ORIGINAL BRASS HOLDING RING. PERIOD PRINTED ON THE CIRCULAR PAPER BACK BOARD. DIMENSIONS: HEIGHT 5 1/8″ x WIDTH 3 11/16″ x DEPTH (WITH LEG EXTENDED) 2 1/2.
VICTORY MEDAL with VARIOUS NAVY CLASPS.
United States Marine Corps (USMC) Good Conduct Medal. Named, Numbered, and dated on back: No 98068 Erval J.
Not named, wrap brooch, with veterans document. Please see my other auctions for more items from this estate and other estate military items. Thank you and good luck! As required by your country’s laws, they are not charged by me and I have no responsibility toward them.
Bavaria Merit Medal First World War.