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ciphers
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Number of posts : 966
Age : 84
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   7/2/2014, 02:04

Here you go Jim ... Next best thing if you are a Scaley

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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   7/2/2014, 10:07

Thanks Ciphers,
That's great. Looks like someone has doctored a blazer badge although nowadays there's always someone out there producing a badge or medal to commemorate some event.
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Number of posts : 966
Age : 84
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   7/2/2014, 17:43

Take a look ... they even cater to 'plank's and wooden top's'

Len (Ciphers)

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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   7/2/2014, 20:32

Quite a selection Len, but I only have one blazer. Talking about blazers, You don't see that many being worn these days, I only use mine for the odd reunion and its put away again for next year etc. Some of the R Sigs blazer badges are very poor in their design.
How about these







What ugly figures of mercury they are. The top one looks like a little fat ten year old with a dunces hat on
What do you think Len !
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Number of posts : 966
Age : 84
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   7/2/2014, 20:47

I've often thought what 'ugly' representations of Jimmy are on offer, even at the Blandford Museum Shop. This is Jimmy why can't these suppliers honour it.
A crabby Cipher Op and a likeable Line Guy.
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   7/2/2014, 21:21

Len,
The last figure of mercury you sent is the M'Coy. Beautifully proportioned.
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Number of posts : 966
Age : 84
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   8/2/2014, 01:31

That adorns my 27" Mac desktop Jim with a black background ... they it

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Number of posts : 2998
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   8/2/2014, 07:25

You two need to get a room! Laughing Laughing 
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   8/2/2014, 19:29

Shelldrake wrote:
You two need to get a room! Laughing Laughing 

It's gone very quiet, do you think they did ?  Embarassed 
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   8/2/2014, 19:54

They are not saying Brum. Perhaps they are making up a foursome !!!!!! Don't disturb
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   8/2/2014, 19:54

They are not saying Brum. Perhaps they are making up a foursome !!!!!! Don't disturb
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Number of posts : 2998
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   9/2/2014, 08:06

brum wrote:
Shelldrake wrote:
You two need to get a room! Laughing Laughing 

It's gone very quiet, do you think they did ?    Embarassed 



It wouldn't surprise me. Probably pointing out anomalies with each others "Jimmys". Suspect Suspect 
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   9/2/2014, 09:58

Jelous Sheldrake ?
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Number of posts : 2998
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   9/2/2014, 12:15

Moi? How very dare you? Embarassed Embarassed 
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   9/2/2014, 12:29

OK, we'll have a Gunners/Signals rave up then. Ubique/Circo  
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Number of posts : 2998
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   9/2/2014, 12:55

Single man rooms?
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   9/2/2014, 13:04

But of course Sheldrake
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Number of posts : 764
Age : 68
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   9/2/2014, 14:13

While researching 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division post May 45 came across an officer who deserved a medal for his various appointments well above his substantive rank

Major General Basil Aubrey Coad CB CBE DSO DL (27 September 1906 – 26 March 1980)

Oct 44 – substantive Major acting Lieutenant Colonel temporary Brigadier and given command of 130 Inf Bde
Oct 45 – promoted war substantive Lieutenant Colonel and retained the temporary rank of Brigadier
Jan 46 – command 43 Inf Div temporary rank of Major General
Mar 46 – command of 130 Inf Bde temporary rank of Brigadier then 2 Wiltshire Regiment as Lieutenant Colonel then 30 Inf Bde temporary rank of Brigadier then back to 2 Wiltshire Regiment as Lieutenant Colonel
Feb 48 – promoted substantive Lieutenant Colonel
Aug 48 – command 27 Inf Bde temporary rank of Brigadier
Apr 50 – promoted substantive Colonel

He commanded 2nd Division from 1951 to his retirement in 1954
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   9/2/2014, 15:39

Steve,
Don't forget that Basil Coad also commanded the 27th Infantry Brigade in Korea until 1951. This was before the formation of the 1st Commonwealth Division (25th Bde - Canadians, 28th Brigade - Aussies and Kiwis, and 29th Bde - Brits.)
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Number of posts : 966
Age : 84
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   9/2/2014, 17:46

Phew !! that got us away from 'bunky pals' in short order.

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Number of posts : 2998
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   9/2/2014, 17:54

ciphers wrote:
Phew !! that got us away from 'bunky pals' in short order.

Len (Ciphers)


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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   9/2/2014, 19:16

A bit scarey Len.

Now back to Medal for BAOR ? What about a bar for Herford & Munster.

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Number of posts : 966
Age : 84
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   9/2/2014, 20:35

I'll drink to that ..as I was thrown out of most of them during my tenure a new bar would be welcomed.

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Number of posts : 643
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : RAOC
Registration date : 2009-08-27

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   10/2/2014, 11:22

steve wrote:
While researching 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division post May 45 came across an officer who deserved a medal for his various appointments well above his substantive rank

Major General Basil Aubrey Coad CB CBE DSO DL (27 September 1906 – 26 March 1980)

I think that someone who was

CB = Companion of the Order of the Bath
CBE = Commander of the Order of the British Empire
DSO* = Distinguished Service Order & Bar
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US)
DL = Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire.

Did not have need of Bling  Surprised

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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 83
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: Medal for BAOR   10/2/2014, 20:13

Mike,
Talking about not needing bling etc, my old Commandant at Harrogate Colonel (later Maj-Gen Sir Kenneth) Kendrew won FOUR DSO's in his service and would have known Basil Coad as he was also a commander in Korea.
Another Commandant who did not need bling was Col Carne, who won a VC in Korea.
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