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TITLE
Two medals
EXTERNAL ID
PC_WD_WS_003
PLACENAME
N/A
PERIOD
1940s; 1950s
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
30230
KEYWORDS
War Detectives
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
award
awards
fire service
Two medals

These medals belong to William Shand who was interviewed by pupils of Rosebank Primary School, Nairn, as part of a War Detectives project in 2005.

The medal on the left is the 1939-45 War Medal. This medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces who served full-time for a period of at least 28 days in operational or non-operational service between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945. William Shand received it for service in the Royal Navy. Seen here is the obverse of the medal which bears the crowned head of King George VI and the legend 'GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMB: REX ET INDIAE IMP:' The reverse shows a lion trampling on a dragon with the dates '1939-45' above.

The medal on the right is the Fire Brigade Exemplary Service Medal, 1954. It was awarded to William Shand for service with the Highlands and Islands Fire Brigade

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Two medals

1940s; 1950s

War Detectives; World War 2; World War II; Second World War; 2nd World War; award; awards; fire service

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (images)

These medals belong to William Shand who was interviewed by pupils of Rosebank Primary School, Nairn, as part of a War Detectives project in 2005. <br /> <br /> The medal on the left is the 1939-45 War Medal. This medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces who served full-time for a period of at least 28 days in operational or non-operational service between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945. William Shand received it for service in the Royal Navy. Seen here is the obverse of the medal which bears the crowned head of King George VI and the legend 'GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMB: REX ET INDIAE IMP:' The reverse shows a lion trampling on a dragon with the dates '1939-45' above. <br /> <br /> The medal on the right is the Fire Brigade Exemplary Service Medal, 1954. It was awarded to William Shand for service with the Highlands and Islands Fire Brigade