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Do you know anything about this medal.

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Hi,

 

The medal in the attached picture belonged to my late father, Walter GUY, who started WW2 as a regular soldier with The Medical Corp.

 

He was diverted to France at the outbreak of war, and endured Dunkirk, before postings to Africa, Greece and Italy. He then tranfered to the Parachute Regiment and was wounded and captured at Arnhem, returning home in a Lancaster bomber at the end of the war.

 

We can identify his other medals-- Africa Star etc but this one is proving very difficult and any help would be appreciated.

grandad's medal unknown.JPG

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looking at the medal and the type of helmet on the soldier i would say it was a french medal

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Adrian helmets were used by the majority of none commonwealth allies during WW1 -French Belgium Serbia Italy and Romania- France Belgium Yugoslavia and Romanian 2nd line troops in WW2.

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the belgian medals page certainly seems to show the medal on its first page design the same as is the all important ribbon showing it to be an albert medal

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It is definitely Belgian - the ribbon is red with a yellow and black border. I think it an Albert Medal as well.

 

MB

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