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Defence of Mafeking 5 years 10 months ago #23827

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I would agree. There were some 92 medals to the BSAP, 8% of the DoMs.
Dr David Biggins

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Defence of Mafeking 5 years 10 months ago #23834

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Hello Paul,
Rank and file BSAP are so often a real pain backside from just a medal point of view, notwithstanding, a great many were from our towns and cities.
If I were you, in the interest, purely, of research, I would go for a "well known" member of the Town Guard, a Cape Policeman or a member of the Protectorate Regiment, this latter being SAMIF.
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coldstream wrote: Thanks David, a BSA Police I think would be my first choice.

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djb wrote: It has been nice to see quite a few recently. I look forward to day when you acquire yours.

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Defence of Mafeking 5 years 10 months ago #23835

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Paul,
Have you got a good relief, I used to find really nice ones rather harder to find than a defence when I originally collected, if not, I suppose you would need and indeed, actually want two examples to both Plumer's and Mahon's forces.
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Defence of Mafeking 5 years 10 months ago #23839

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This medal happens to be the medal awarded to the G. G. Grandfather of a member of the collectors society here in Calgary......

Who was also a Trooper A. Mackenzie, B.S.A. Police in the 1970 / 80's

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Is the member concerned going to buy this particular medal? :woohoo:

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To say that he was very excited would have been an understatement when I told him about it and where it was......

He knew that the medals (Family that is) including some from WW1 and WW2 existed but other than a couple of WW1 medals he obtained he thought that he would never see them again.....

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