29 March 2015
I bought this old press photo from 1926 recently. The caption on the reverse reads:
YPRES DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE.
Our photograph shows the Rev. P.B. Clayton ("Tubby" of Toc H) leading the singing of Kipling's Recessional during the service in Horse Guards Parade, after which there was a procession to the Cenotaph. On the left are two VCs. Lt-Col Sherwood Kelly and Sergt Brooks.
John (Jack) Sherwood Kelly VC, CMG, DSO won his Victoria Cross on the 20th November 1917 at the Battle of Cambrai. Oliver (Olly) Brooks of the Coldstream Guards won his VC near Loos on the 8th October 1915.
23 March 2015
The London Medal Company Ltd has announced some nice new items including this triple gallantry group to 7860 Corporal Albert Hainge of the 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment; yours for £12,000.
11 March 2015
The latest DNW hootenanny (or as they like to put it, "Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria" auction) kicks off on the 25th March. Grab yourself a VC group, or simply click on the image above to browse the catalogue and dream...