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  1. Hi Asa, welcome to the forum, yes it's hard to find photos of the old shop, even videos of Chris other than the well known ones. I did have some great ones here of my favourite mid to late sixties era, some very psychedelic ones but as usual you tube disabled the accounts I should really have made copies but they are out there somewhere. Great idea to ask here for media about Chris I would love to see that too.No idea how to contact Georg Grimm but maybe he might see this post. Also please keep us up to date with Chris's exploits and feel free to post any pictures or media here, it's a good place to keep it all together. Tell Chris I'm asking for him, and I hope we can get you some new material, if anybody has anything, feel free to post it
  2. We used to get them in all the time, but due to the new EU laws de-acts are not turning up as often as before, only the new specs can now be sold and they are only just coming onto the market. Most collectors can't sell their old specs which has reduced the amount of de-acts on the market , however there is talk that once we leave the EU we should be able to legally sell them again, whither this is the case or not we will need to wait and see. From memory I think we used to get Mg42 Lafettes more often than the Mg34's. However allot of them were ex Yugoslavian army with Yugoslavian paint, it was quite rare to find them with the original German paint and when we did we could at least double the price, especially with the original pads.
  3. You can add Zuckerman's here, we can always move them to their own thread later on if there are enough of them
  4. Time Left: 2 months and 15 days

    • FOR SALE
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    A boxed example of the very rare Silver Spanish Cross without swords attributed to Rudolf Wachtler & Lange complete with LDO box. This rare award without swords was awarded to non combatants and is much rarer than the version with swords. Only 327 were awarded. V.G.C.

    £5,995.00

    - GB

  5. Thanks Guys, Yes he was a very brave man, his medals are displayed at the Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum in Glasgow. My Aunt and my Grandmother presented the medals to the City of Glasgow in 1972. The Lord Provost of Glasgow had lunch with them and it was a very special day. Here is a picture of his medals from Museum, the V.C. here is a copy as they keep the original in the safe. Here is also a painting of my Uncle with his Lewis gun by the artist Duncan Brown, he was kind enough to visit us in the shop when he heard I was one of the few relatives still living in Scotland. He has painted all 14 winners of the V.C. from Lanarkshire. Apparently there are more V.C.'s in Lanarkshire per square mile than anywhere else in the world, as Duncan said, there must be something in the water. Medal entitlement of: Company Sergeant Major Thomas CALDWELL 12th Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers Victoria Cross 1914 - 15 Star British War Medal ( 1914-20 ) Victory Medal ( 1914-19 ) King George VI Coronation Medal ( 1937 ) Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal ( 1953 ) (Picture - Thomas Stewart) Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum 518 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3LW
  6. Previous clips removed by you tube.
  7. It's great doing the research, I agree, you really feel that you know them, especially as I only knew one of my uncles, the other two passed away before I could meet them. My uncle Tom was in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, he was in command of a Lewis gun section. I always feel I am banging on about him on the forum, as he won the VC, but I think he deserves a mention again being a Lewis gunner. His last visit to the UK in 1968 for the The VC and GC Association in London, along side the two other winners of the VC from Carluke, William Angus VC and Donald Cameron VC. This was the last time my mother saw him as he passed away the following year.
  8. It is indeed 14-18, my Great Uncle was a Lewis gunner during WW1 and he used it to full effect, welcome to the forum
  9. Nice cufftitle Fritz, the Gibraltar cufftitle, was the only commemorative cufftitle, it was instituted by the German Emperor Wilhelm II on January 24, 1901 and was issued to the personnel regardless of rank of three units Füsilier Regiment General Feldmarschall Prinz Albrecht von Preußen Hannoversches Nr.73, Infanterie Regiment Von Voigts Rhetz 3.Hannoversches Nr.79 and Hannoversches Jäger Bataillon Nr.10. Institution of Gibraltar cufftitle was aimed at immortalization of heroic deeds of three Hanoverian battalions that fought against Spanish forces during the siege of Gibraltar 1776-1780. It also stressed the intergenerational continuity of Hanoverian units. The Gibraltar cufftitle was initially introduced by the King of England George III to honor the survivors from three infantry Hanoverian battalions Von Beden, de la Motte and Von Hardeberg that defended Gibraltar against the Spanish. The blue cloth cufftitle bearing the title Gibraltar was worn on the lower right sleeve of the tunic. Hanover and England boasted tight relations within XVIII and XIX centuries. Hanoverian rulers became monarchs of Great Britain, and from 1801 of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The first of these rulers was Georg-Ludwig who acceded to the British throne in 1714. By the way the last British monarch who ruled in Hanover was William IV as the Salic law which required succession by the male line forbade the accession of Queen Victoria in Hanover. As a male-line descendant of George I, Queen Victoria was herself a member of the House of Hanover. However her descendants bore her husband’s titular name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Three kings of the United Kingdom were at the same time Electoral Princes of Hanover. During the American Revolution 1775-1783 the King of England George III who had a title of Duke of Hanover replaced British troops in the Mediterranean that were sent to colonies by five infantry battalions from his native Hanover. Three of them, namely Von Beden, de la Motte and Von Hardeberg were dispatched to Gibraltar on October 16, 1775. After Spain declared war on England in June 1776 Gibraltar was besieged for three years and seven months until the Treaty of Versailles ended hostilities on August 15, 1783. Prussian victory in the Austro-Prussian Seven Weeks’ War 1866 during which Hanover sided with the Austrian Empire led to the liquidation of Hanover as a kingdom and its annexation by Prussia. Hanover was made a capital of a Prussian province, its king George V left the country and Hanoverian infantry battalions were incorporated into the Prussian army. Three above mentioned battalions were renamed Füsilier Regiment General Feldmarschall Prinz Albrecht von Preußen Hannoversches Nr.73, Infanterie-Regiment Von Voigts-Rhetz 3.Hannoversches Nr.79 and Hannoversches Jäger-Bataillon Nr.10. The commemorative Gibraltar cufftitle that was instituted by Wilhelm II in 1901 had simpler design but still had yellow hand-embroidered Gibraltar title on a blue wool cloth. It was worn by all ranks on the lower right sleeve of the dark blue peace time tunic. The color of the cloth, height and width of letters slightly differed depending on the manufacturer. Privately purchased cufftitles were of a higher quality. Officers’ version of the Gibraltar cufftitle made from hand embroidered gold wire could have been authorized for the tunic that was introduced in 1910. The Gibraltar cuff title was continued to be worn during the WWI on the lower right sleeve of field grey tunic.
  10. No problem Fritz, Not 100% sure about everyone having their own topic as sometimes it's good to add similar items to something like the Brodie helmet thread, where everyone can contribute. However I do agree that who ever has started the particular thread should have the final say on what is added. If they would prefer such as in your equipment thread that other items are not added because for example they want to add more items, then that is easily done. Anybody who would like threads split, removed or merged just let me know by personal message, and of course the thread starter will have the privilege of the final say I'll move these last posts to Forum rules for future reference.
  11. Hi Rohan, welcome to the forum, I'm afraid I've never come across this helmet either. The Germans did use Vulkan fiber but this looks more like Fiberglass, if so could it be a civil defense helmet or even a film prop? Hopefully some of the others will be able to help.
  12. would love to see the WW1 French Daigre armour set when it's finished
  13. Happy Birthday Colin, shame I can't post a picture
  14. Ah got you Fritz, it was the title which was misspelt , sorted now
  15. Here's a very good documentary, well worth watching about the first Operation Black Buck. Operations Black Buck 1 to Black Buck 7 were a series of seven extremely long-range ground attack missions by Royal Air Force. Vulcan bombers of the RAF Waddington Wing, comprising aircraft from Nos 44, 50 and 101 Squadrons against Argentine positions in the Falkland Islands, of which five missions completed attacks. The objectives of all missions were to attack Port Stanley Airport and its associated defences. The raids, at almost 6,600 nautical miles and 16 hours for the return journey, were the longest ranged bombing raids in history at that time. The Vulcan B.1 was first delivered to the RAF in 1956 deliveries of the improved Vulcan B.2 started in 1960. The B.2 featured more powerful engines, a larger wing, an improved electrical system and electronic countermeasures many were modified to accept the Blue Steel missile. As a part of the V-force, the Vulcan was the backbone of the United Kingdom's airborne nuclear deterrent during much of the Cold War. Although the Vulcan was typically armed with nuclear weapons, it was capable of conventional bombing missions, a capability which was used in Operation Black Buck during the Falklands War between the United Kingdom and Argentina in 1982.
  16. Hi Fritz, is this unusual ? as I've seen quite a few documents with Ausweis with only one "S" ?
  17. Hi Mac, the net looks original however in this case I think the helmet would look better without the net as it hides the nice decal. Never came across the SS before, hopefully Colin or some of the others will know
  18. Yes the realities of war are horrendous, a firing squad must have been a terrible thing to be involved in for both sides. Here's another stop motion animation, posted more for the skill of the animator rather than the subject matter which is rather grim.
  19. Very unusual items Gildwiller and excellent condition too
  20. Hi Raven, now moved to the correct section. If some one could translate the last few posts that would help our non German speakers
  21. Lovely rifle Gildwiller, the Portuguese Government contract rifles were actually of a higher quality than the standard K98's
  22. Perhaps a family member has a photo of him, that would look very good in the frame, plus a couple of RSF shoulder titles.
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