June Journal Contents

Cover of the March edition of the OMRS Journal

June’s OMRS Journal includes the following articles:

RAF ‘Ace’ and casualty at Dunkirk: Flying Officer Henry Peter Dixon - an insight into Flying Officer Henry Peter Dixon, flying a Hurricane of No 145 Squadron.

The Military General Service Medal 1793-1814: clasp issue errors - How clasps on the MGS sometimes do not accurately represent the correct entitlement of the medal recipient.

Desertion and the Punjab: a trooper and a medical officer - An article about two soldiers, both awarded the Punjab Medal 1848-49, one possibly branded, the other invited to do branding.

Captain Leslie Gordon ‘Pard’ Riches, MC - The story behind the Military Cross group to Leslie G. Riches, a colourful character with the nickname ‘Pard’,

The Inner Temple Medal for Great War Service (the ‘Gillick Medal’) and Captain Eric Dupree - Some background on this medal and a brief history of one recipient, Captain Eric Dupree, a wartime officer in the Hampshire Regiment.

Walter William Dudley: a ‘Red Devil’ -  The story of Corporal W.W. Dudley of the Royal Garrison Artillery awarded the Military Medal in the First World War.

The Granville train disaster medallion 1977 - The story behind the Australian Granville train disaster medallion

From chasing Chinese pirates to service in the ‘Moonlight Squadron’ The Royal Naval service of a16-year-old boy entrant in 1924 to the day he was finally pensioned from the service in 1948.

An Imperial Service Medal and its connection with George Archer-Shee, ‘The Winslow Boy’ - An incident which began at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, on the  isle of Wight in October 1908, involving a naval cadet, George Archer-Shee and a Postmistress who went on to earn an ISM.

Dating Tank Corps numbers - a helpful guide for those researching Tank Corps soldiers from the First World War.

Long service awards to the Metropolitan Special Constabulary before August 1919 - Illustrations and descriptions of the types of Long Service awards to the Special Constabulary prior to 1919.

A France and Germany Star 1944-45 to a South African Artillery Officer? - An unnamed France and Germany Star, was it added to the group by a collector, dealer or the applicant himself ?