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Offline Robert Bonner

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The medal collection
« on: October 25, 2013, 04:47:12 PM »
Work on the big medal project is almost complete and the website has opened today.
Go to www.themenbehindthemedals.org.uk   and open up to see the biographies and photographs of some 800 soldiers of the regiment whose medals are held in the collection.
Robert

Offline Tim Bell

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Re: The medal collection
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2013, 07:29:06 PM »
Great Work.
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Offline themonsstar

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Re: The medal collection
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 08:47:59 AM »
Great insight into the regiment and some very moving write ups.

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Re: The medal collection wonderful thank you.
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2013, 10:44:17 AM »
Great insight into the regiment and some very moving write ups.

Offline rafboy

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Re: The medal collection
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2013, 01:58:27 PM »
Great job.  Enjoyed reading what was there on my father.
Cliff
Cliff P Son of 3525679 Sgt Arthur Phillips 1st Bn Manchester Regiment and RAPC

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Re: The medal collection
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2013, 07:01:48 PM »
great reading  look forward to viewing them all,  ;D

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Re: The medal collection
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2013, 10:10:09 PM »
Thanks to everyone involved in this.
Fascinating reading about my gt grandfather, gained a lot of new information and am enjoying reading about the characters in the regiment.

Offline Pete Th

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Re: The medal collection
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 06:03:45 AM »
Robert, this is a fantastic project and I'm really looking forward to the opening.

Best regards
Pete
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Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regt - dow 18.02.17
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment - kia 18.05.18
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA dow - 04.09.18
Pte Sidney Lee (4131324), 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment -  kia 12.03.41

Offline Robert Bonner

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Re: The medal collection
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2013, 11:03:57 AM »
The official launch of the Men behind the Medals project takes place tomorrow - Thursday 12 December - between 12 noon and one o'clock in the museum. Any members of the Forum will be made most welcome.
Robert

Offline kingo

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Re: The medal collection
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2013, 06:08:18 PM »
Visited the Museum today (along with a good number of people).The books are hugely impressive and have been meticulously researched. They will be a great reference source for future generations. Only one question-where can I get copies ?  ;D
« Last Edit: December 12, 2013, 06:10:23 PM by kingo »
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Offline Robert Bonner

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Re: The medal collection
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2013, 11:46:26 AM »
It certainly was a splendid occasion, with so many of the people who had contributed information about their family medals being present.  It was also one of those rare opportunities to see three of the Forum moderators sober & in their right minds - in the shape of Kingo, Harribobs & Robert.

For those who have not yet visited the site:

  www.themenbehindthemedals.org.uk
Robert

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Re: The medal collection
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2013, 09:20:48 PM »
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t was also one of those rare opportunities to see three of the Forum moderators sober & in their right minds

you speak for yourself!!! ;D
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