ID medal ribbon

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Cpt_Darling, Dec 25, 2012.

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  1. Gents,

    Having become bored of the family chat by this point I started rooting through boxes of old stuff and came across a relatives ribbon bar. Now I know of the victory medal and war medal. But can anyone ID the third one on the right? ImageUploadedByARRSE1356469345.673922.jpg

    Many thanks

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  2. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Looks like the GSM 1919.
  3. Shouldn't the Afghan medal be at the front then?
  4. Snigger. Turn the bar the other way around? Anyway, isn't it a GSM?
  5. Pre 1962 GSM. (Army or RAF)
  6. It would be if you turned it the other way up.......
  7. Then Squeak and Wilfred would be the wrong way round!
  8. Nope, for then the WW1 medals would be out of sequence like wot Llech said!

    I thought it might be the GSM 1919 - 1962 at first, but the proportions of the ribbon don't look right. The green stripe is too wide whereas the outer purple stripes are too narrow.
  9. Well you can't have it both ways!
  10. Never had a night out in Caernarfon then?
  11. Do you know anything about the recipient?
  12. Yep - It's the Afghan medal. I have my great, great grandfather's medal with clasp "Ahmed Khel" (1880) and the ribbon is exactly the same.
  13. Not really. There was no separate medal for the Third Afghan War (1919). Participents got a clasp to the India GSM. If correct the only explanation for the rack would be if he served at least from 1880 to 1915.