Grandads Medals

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Fezzick, Jan 18, 2010.

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  1. My Grandad died a few weeks back. He had been in the Army a long time ago, joining up as a private before the second world war and later being commissioned an officer. He left our family his medals, and I noticed that he had both an MC and an MM. Is this a filing mistake? I thought that if you won an MM but did something brave on an LE commission they just gave you a bar?

    Thanks if anyone can clear this up
  2. It is possible to receive the MM as a soldier and then later receive the MC as an officer.
  3. Nope. MM was awarded to NCOs and Privates for bravery in the field: the MC was awarded to Officers and WO1s for bravery in the field.

    You have been bequeathed an important piece of military history: guard it well.

  4. Seriously brave man to get both, one at each rank status then.

    And the fact your Grandad was such a top bloke, guard it very well.
  5. Fezzick

    PM me with his full name and the EXACT details of what is stamped around the rim of each medal and I will dig out as much info as I can for you.
  6. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    I look forward to the update.
  7. I recall a WO2 in the KOSB who was MC MM., from WW2. WOs 1 and 2 were eligible for the MC.
  8. Be nice to see the details that are unearthed for this to see if there are some interesting stories to go with the medals :)