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15 hours ago, Khaki said:

I was going to try for the lottery ticket images today , but I was the victim of a rear end vehicle collision the other day and spent most of todays daylight hours with Doctors and attorneys, sorry I will get it done.

Khaki.......Many thanks for the interesting documents.  More importantly, I hope your injuries are minor.  Get well soon.

 

Mike

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3 hours ago, gordon92 said:

Khaki.......Many thanks for the interesting documents.  More importantly, I hope your injuries are minor.  Get well soon.

 

Mike

 Thanks Mike for the kind thoughts,

Just the usual whiplash type neck and back injuries and my jeep is probably a total loss, never the less, my wife and I have survived and we shall 'soldier on' through life as usual.

khaki

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4 hours ago, gordon92 said:

Khaki.......Many thanks for the interesting documents.  More importantly, I hope your injuries are minor.  Get well soon.

 

Mike

 Thanks Mike for the kind thoughts,

Just the usual whiplash type neck and back injuries and my jeep is probably a total loss, never the less, my wife and I have survived and we shall 'soldier on' through life as usual.

khaki

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ID: 754   Posted (edited)

Here's a real unusual one, about the size of a business card, the only Maple Grove Park I can find is in Minnesota, but how many English (British) GW veterans were there in 1922 to form a Lodge? anyone know? (Sorry I lost the light)

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Dear Khaki,

I had to laugh at the Drugs would have been Cheaper line: how true!

Some of my medal collection was inherited from a gallant father and grandfather. However the bulk of the medal groups, as well as a small amount of ephemera, has been the result of years-long serious collecting and research: sometimes at bargain prices, but oftentimes paying largish sums (for quality). 

Bruce, a fellow-collector and great family friend (whose late father had the DFC), once rightly observed that our hobby is addictive. To combat this, I have long-since collected to Officers Only. Moreover, although the basic theme is Empire-Builders, IA or IARO, not one group in my collection of thirty-some groups is the same as the other. (For this reason I have one 15 Trio and in future never collect to just Pairs or Trios, despite the obvious temptation to Buy Up the Whole Shop.) 

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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Hello Kim,

Keep laughing, its the best medicine they say.

khaki  :D 

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On 3/14/2016 at 16:46, Grovetown said:

 

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ID: 758   Posted (edited)

An eclectic corner (display board) of my study devoted to some of my German field equipment from 1888-1918

khaki

 

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25 minutes ago, Khaki said:

An eclectic corner (display board) of my study devoted to some of my German field equipment from 1888-1918

khaki

Nice display.  What is the item with the 2 loops situated in the lower left of the photo?

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18 minutes ago, gordon92 said:

Nice display.  What is the item with the 2 loops situated in the lower left of the photo?

Thanks,

I believe what you are looking at just off the board bottom left is a GW folding wire cutter hooked through the loop of a screw picket, my wire cutter collection had their own piece of wall until they were evicted and the loops were a convenient place to hang them temporarily. My photo just caught it at a sharp angle giving it an odd appearance.

regards

khaki

 

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3 minutes ago, Khaki said:

had their own piece of wall until they were evicted

Yes, my collection and I also know about evictions from my wife.

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1 hour ago, gordon92 said:

Yes, my collection and I also know about evictions from my wife.

I think I need to collect walls, I never have enough of them. The ceiling is a last desperate option.

khaki

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20 hours ago, Khaki said:

I think I need to collect walls, I never have enough of them. The ceiling is a last desperate option.

khaki

I've had similar thoughts, It's either the ceiling or the floor!

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Dear Khaki and All,

I just try to spread it out on table space, or between the book-shelvesDSC_0913.JPG.1938a29ae1f5aeee9e7a45fb7d2f25b8.JPGDSC_0914.JPG.70f9028d858d9c875f80fa813f14918b.JPGDSC_0909.JPG.4f06b2ca109b3214680d7598c01b2064.JPG.

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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Annual checking over / accounting etc (not displayed just laid out whilst wiping over)

Lithgows (top left 8)

Interloper Pattern 1913s (mid left 4)

Various P1907s

Right hand board are Ishapore (Indian) Bayonets or modifications and a couple of other Indian manufacturer  (except the top left 6 which are Siamese in steel scabbards.)

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Very nice display Chris, a little wiping is always good.  Question- On the right hand side, with the two frogs, top one is OD and the lower is Khaki.  Are these shades representative of GW khaki & OD ww2?  Good news, the French 75 is back in battery and on its way back to 1st Div.

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17 minutes ago, new3.2 said:

On the right hand side, with the two frogs, top one is OD and the lower is Khaki.  Are these shades representative of GW khaki & OD ww2?  Good news, the French 75 is back in battery and on its way back to 1st Div.

new3.2 

Both are post WWI vintage frogs (one British made, the greener one is Indian)

Good news on the 75, Ken

Chris

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As I thought- the historic military vehicle people are not the only ones to debate degrees of paint or color shade.  With the 75mm came a very olive green can of paint which was proclaimed as close and proper for GW usage.  Several weeks ago I bought a very nice tool box for my blacksmith display, dated 8/18 and a mustard-khaki color that would make any Brit cheer.

Ken

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23 hours ago, Kimberley John Lindsay said:

Dear Khaki and All,

I just try to spread it out on table space, or between the book-shelvesDSC_0913.JPG.1938a29ae1f5aeee9e7a45fb7d2f25b8.JPGDSC_0914.JPG.70f9028d858d9c875f80fa813f14918b.JPGDSC_0909.JPG.4f06b2ca109b3214680d7598c01b2064.JPG.

Kindest regards,

Kim.

Looking very cheerful Kim,  mind you some nice medal groups to be cheerful about.

regards

khaki

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Great array of bayonets Chris, how many years of collecting 07's does that represent ?

 

khaki

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Dear Khaki,

Thanks for that.

The group to my grandfather is in a bank safe (which is a pity, really). His MC (5920e30d48fe0_Capt-Lt-ColW.F.LindsayMCEDobv.jpg.630c751dabeff4b088808351ac728490.jpg5920e325daa53_CaptLindsayL.G.1Feb1919.jpg.dc93b06a7058cbad0999804fbee77e0a.jpg5920e3510f95f_L.G.14Dec1918VCPteCurrey53Bn.jpg.c0496bc966cf8719484ba754079484bd.jpg5920e36546076_CaptWFLindsayca_1920.jpg.a79fd8f8697791b8dca1e6cb20a11a66.jpgwounded) was for a VC action on 1 Sep 1918.

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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ID: 772   Posted (edited)

Kim......Very interesting.  Could you say more about what your grandfather did in WW2?

 

Mike

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Dear Mike,

Thanks for that.

My grandfather died at the age of 59, in 1940. However, in WWII, his second son John George Lindsay (my late father), also won the MC - in 1941.

Just getting back to my grandfather: he was commissioned into the AIF in 1914, and went to France with the 6th Reinforcements for 53rd Bn AIF in 1916 (see large group with him, centre front, at the Sydney Town Hall).

He was on leave in Paris (see portrait), still a Lieutenant, having seen service in the trenches with 53rd Bn., AIF. Interestingly, he was briefly seconded to 1 Sqn., Australian Flying Corps, prior to the 1 Sep 1918 attack on Peronne (VCs to 53rd and 54th Bn AIF).

This attack was a success, but half the Bn became casualties, including Coy Cdr Capt W. F. Lindsay. His 2iC, Lieut Waite, MC, took over command of D Coy., 53rd Bn.,5922bef6eb48d_53rdBn6threinforce.thumb.jpg.23d5a34b46276872d9dd66f94a6ed43b.jpg5922bf187dda4_53BnAIFSydney1940.jpg.7282e9693465666739af0833dfc3253c.jpg5922bf2f7d59c_LieutW.WaiteMC(BartoMC)53Bn.jpg.ef6bcd0542d4a63c9a376e0b8cdcb674.jpg5922bf97ab648_LieutWFLindsayFrance.jpg.0d032fa5f805ce963c5a6a33af77e2da.jpg5922bfabb8ff1_Wounded1918CaptLindsay.jpg.178517f6516414bed42f0e9bffb1dba6.jpg and was subsequently awarded a Bar to his MC.

The wounded Capt Lindsay was pictured at a Hospital for Officers in England, before returning to Australia in 1919. He was a keen Militia officer (Citizen Military Force), and was latterly a Lt-Col., and Bn, Cdr., being awarded the 1937 Coronation Medal and Efficiency Decoration (Australia).

Kindest regards,

Kim. 

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Many thanks for the additional detail, Kim.  It was read with much interest.

 

Mike

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