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Doe's anyone knows how many medals were actually made. And is there a list of names of those that received them.

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Sorry to cut in Admin. (Pete) Nice one 1879Graves. Is there any other medals of this nature relating to the Zulu War.
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I think you are talking about commemorative medals. Here's one relating to the Prince Imperial.

Né AUX TUILERIES A PARIS LE 16 MARS 1856 MORT AU CHAMP D'HONNEUR A ITELEZI (ZULULAND) LE 1 JUIN 1879'
edallion in commemoration of Louis Napoleon the Prince Imperial of France, killed in Zululand on 1st June, 1879.


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And the Cetewayo's Zulu War Medal

In memory of the Brave Warriors who fell here in 1879 in defence of the old Zulu order.

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hi all
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Zulu-War-Sterling-Silver-Centenary-Medallion-Collection_W0QQitemZ400073046773QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Coins_Medals_RL?hash=item5d26363af5&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
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No problem 24th. 1879Graves thanks for the photo.
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90th. Ref: your post. Items on e-bay. What are they.? For some reason, when I click on enlarge nothing happens.
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hi pete ,
I checked the listing on this site and i was able to enlarge it a bit, i couldnt really tell what the medallions actually
look like as the photos are taken to far away ( no close-up"s ), i think it may be a set commemorating the zulu war ?.
one set of only 500 produced. If you want , try the actual site , but i dont think it will be any bettet. the site is ....
E-bay uk, type in ZULU WAR , i think it has 4 days to go..
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Medals are Isandhlwana, Escape across the Buffalo, Saving the Colours, Rorkes Drift, End of a Dynasty, Death of a Zulu, Ulundi, Capture of Cetewayo but not showen in that order in the photo.
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This is the set that is selling on Ebay

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Going back to your original question finding a list. I have been unable to find a list as this medal is a South African Medal. The only thing I have found is the following.

Instituted with effect from 6 April 1952 to replace the Efficeincy Medal and Air Efficeincy Award, this bronze medal is awarded to members of the Citizen Force, irrespective of rank, who have completed twelve years long and efficient service. The qualifying period need not be continuous.

The mdeal is of bronze and the designation and significance is the same as that of the John Chard Decoration.

Distinguising insignia are worn on the ribbon.

A member elligible to receive the John Chard Medal after 1 July 1975 may elect to receive the SADF Good Service Medal (Bronze) instead. The member will, however, thereafter be restricted to the series chosen. This stipulation in the Government Gazette seems to contradict the option offered under the regulations for the award of the John Chard Decoration and the SADF Good Service Medal
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The John Chard Decoration was a South African
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An overview of South African military decorations and medals, which form part of the South African orders and decorations. Colonial forces military medal that was in use from 1952 to 2003. It was awarded to members of the Citizen Force who completed twenty years qualifying service, provided they had already earned the John Chard Medal (for ten or twelve years service). The decoration has been superseded by the Medalje vir Troue Diens.

The Medalje vir Troue Diens is a South African South African military decoration. It was instituted with effect from 27 April 2003, and is awarded to members of the South African National Defence Force who complete ten years qualifying service and whose character and conduct have been irreproachable and the Emblem for Reserve Force Service


The Emblem for Reserve Force Service is a South African South African military decoration. It was instituted on 27 April 2003, and may be awarded to members of the part-time Reserve Force of the South African National Defence Force after twenty years of service, provided that at least five of those years have been served in the Reserve Force.
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http://www.dyasmedals.co.uk/south-africa1.html Medal No 13 John Chard Medal.
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Lot 619: South Africa, John Chard Medal for 12 years

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I cant' see this medal.
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Pete Harman has asked to join the forum and I'm relieved to note that there are a couple of people whom I have met (hello, Saul!).
I can confirm that the medals are the John Chard Medal and the John Chard Decoration. The Medal was awarded to members of the Citizen Force (equivalent to the British Territorials) who had completed 12 years continuous service in the SA Defence Force but it was later changed to 10 years.
The John Chard Decoration was awarded to members of the CF who had completed 20 years continuous service and the wearer is entitled to the post nominal title of JCD.
The crossed swords on the ribon mean that the wearer served in the army, while the Air Force had an eagle, the Navy and anchor and the Medical Service the cobra etc.
The JCM was replaced by the 10 year Good Service Medal and the JCD with the 20 year Good Service Medal (no pnt).
Both have now been replaced but I can't remember what it is now called.
Members of the Commandos had the De Wet Medal for 12 years and the De Wet Decoration (pnt DWD) for 20 years service.
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Welcome Mr Gillings. I'm sincerely glad Mr Harman asked you to join the forum; your knowledge on the Zulu war is out-standing. I have seen some of your posts on the RDVC, which were all ways to the point of fact.
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Ken. Good to see you on the forum..
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ARMY LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL.

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Originally awarded to soldiers of exemplary conduct for 21 years service in the infantry or 24 years in the cavalry, but in 1870 the qualifying period was reduced to 18 years. During the Second World War commissioned officers were permitted to acquire this medal so long as they had completed at least 12 of their 18 years service in the ranks. Canada discontinued the LSGC medal in 1950 when the Canadian Forces Decoration was instituted, while South Africa replaced it with the John Chard Medal later the same year.
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This medal consolidated the awards to other ranks throughout the volunteer forces of Britain and the Commonwealth. The basic qualification was 12 years service, but war service and peacetime service in West Africa counted double. The Militia bar was granted to certain categories of the Supplementary Reserve until the formation of the Army Emergency Reserve in 1951. In 1969 the bar inscribed T & AVR was introduced, along with a ribbon half blue, half green, with yellow edges. The bar TERRITORIAL was resumed in 1982 but the ribbon remained the same.
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The De Wet Decoration was a South African military medal that was in use from 1965 to 2003. It was awarded to members of the Commandos who completed twenty years qualifying service, and was originally (1965-1986) restricted to officers. The decoration has been superseded by the Medalje vir Troue Diens and the Emblem for Reserve Force Service.
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Chard Medals returned: By Mr George Downie.

An historic ceremony took place in St John the Baptist Church, Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset in England, on 22 August 2006 when medals and a stamp honouring Col
John Chard VC, hero of Rorke's Drift, were donated to the church by a representative of the South African National Defence Force. The great nephew of Chard, Mr Donald Philips of Upton House, Seavington St Michael, was among those who saw the Rev Jean Price accept the silver John Chard Decoration and miniature, the bronze John Chard Medal and a postage stamp of the Decoration from Col Kevin Williams, Director Ceremonial and Military Music of the SANDF, Pretoria. The gifts will be mounted, framed and fixed to the wall next to the Chard VC Memorial Window in the chancel, on 22 - 23 January 1879. Chard's brother, Charles, was rector of St John's for 25 years until 1910. Col Chard came to live with him a few years before his death in 1897, and his grave in the churchyard is marked by a pink granite cross which attracts hundreds of visitors annually, their interest inspired by the film "Zulu" in which Stanley Baker portrayed Chard.

Col Williams was introduced by George Downie, who explained how the gifts came to be made. Miss Joan Abraham’s of Bloemfontein, herself a Chard Decoration and Medal holder, had visited the church, and was surprised Britain had not recognised his achievements. So she contacted the Rev Keith Powell and offered to arrange the South African tributes "to honour his valour". Her perseverance over almost two years had come now to fruition. Col Williams said the Chard Decoration and Medal had been instituted by the Queen in 1952 for "long and efficient service in the then-called Citizen's Force (part-time servicemen). The Decoration marked 20 years' service, the Medal 10 years.

"They were named in honour of Lieutenant John Rouse Merriot Chard VC, Royal Engineers, who, while in command of a small party of British officers and other ranks, conducted the defence of the mission at Rorke's Drift and successfully repulsed the night- long attacks of King Cetshwayo's army in January 1879 during the Anglo Zulu War.
"Lieutenant Chard set an outstanding example of courage, leadership and perseverance in the face of overwhelming numbers. John Chard was chosen for the naming of the JCD and JCM because he was apparently the first person to be awarded a Victoria Cross in South Africa.” The medals, with crossed sword insignia on a red, white and blue ribbon, depict the Rorke's Drift Mission buildings on the front and the Queen's cipher on the back. After 1961 the medals bore the Republic of South Africa's coat of arms, but were superseded in 2003 by a new set of decorations under President Thabo Mbeki.The 30 cent postage stamp bears the silver Decoration on a gold
background.

The Rev Jean Price thanked Col Williams for the gifts which commemorated a brave officer and offered a dedicatory prayer. She then placed them on a table in the chancel adorned with the British and South African flags behind which the lectern displayed a print of Alphonse Neuville's famous painting of "Rorke's Drift" showing Chard commanding the beleaguered 24th of Foot.

Also displayed were replicas of Chard's VC and South African campaign medals.The ceremonial nature of the occasion was enhanced by the attendance of several veterans of the Royal Engineers Association (Taunton branch), whose standard bearer, Mr Patrick Loader, stood to attention with flag raised as the medals were placed on one of the Church regimental kneelers. The South Africans then were shown round Close House, the former rectory, where Chard had lived with his brother, by the current owners, Mr and Mrs Peter Rollason.
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Incidentally, I forgot to mention that there was a bar to the JCD for 30 years and two bars for 40 years. Medal ribbons bear a pin for 30 years and two pins for 40. The Army didn't think that anyone would qualify for three bars / pins!
I have the former and wear the John Chard series with pride. If anyone would like to see it, I'm not certain how to post a photo onto the Forum, but am more than willing to e-mail one as an attachment.
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Hi Ken.
Good to see you on the forum.

You can e-mail the photo to me and I will post it.
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hi Ken.
I have read your postings on the RDVC Forum site and found them informative. Good to see you
on our little but GROWING forum :)
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Regarding John's posting that mentioned the Emblem for Voluntary Service replacing the John Chard and GSM series, I have a feeling that you are referring to the EVS (no PNT) that was (and still is) awarded to part time soldiers who have completed a minimum of 5 years of voluntary service in the old SADF and now of course the SANDF. The EVS doesn't replace any of the long service medals or decorations and is worn on the right breast instead of the left, as is the case with medals.
I've e-mailed Peter some photographs for possible posting.
The JCM / JCD ribbon needs a little explanation, however. The ribbon on the right is the John Chard Medal. The ribbon alongside it is, of course the John Chard Decoration with a pin reading "JCD" for the 20 years service. The second pin is for 30 years.
The bar on the John Chard Decoration represents 30 years of service and the wearer is entitled to the PNT of JCD and Bar.
I hope it makes sense!
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Can anyone tell me what the bottom photo is of? The John Chard Bronze and Silver medal are magnificent. I would love to own them. Nice photo’s Ken. Wink
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Full explanation given in earlier posting, but to answer the question, the lower insignia is the Emblem for Voluntary Service, which John mentioned. It is worn by those Reserve Force members who have undergone a minimum of 5 years voluntary service and is worn on the right breast.
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Hi Ken. What could one. expect to paid for the Emblem for Voluntary Service. Just out of interested.
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I dont know, John. I still wear mine!
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Instituted with effect from 6 April 1952, the decoration is awarded to members of the SADF Citizen Force, irrespective of rank, for long and efficient service (not necessarily continous) of twenty years.
The decorations is designated in honour of Lieutenant John Rouse Marriot Chard, VC, Royal Engineers, who in 1879 commanded the defence of Rorke"s Drift, repelling attacks by Cetshwayo"s impis.

Lieutenant Chard, VC, set an outstanding example of of the value of preparedness and of the qualities of leadership and perserverance in the face of overwhelming odds.
The decoration os of silver, and the commissariat store and hospital which formed part of the defence at Rorke"s Drift are depicted in relief on the obverse.
This decoration"s unusual, oblong shape is derived from it"s predecessors, the Efficiency Decoration and the other volunteer decorations which were traditionally composed of of the Royal Monogram in a similar shape.
Distinguising insignia in silver are worn on the ribbon to indicate the arm of the SADF in which the qualifying service was carried out:

Army : miniature crossed swords
Air Force : miniature eagle
Navy : (inluding the South African Corps of Marines) - Miniature anchor

When the ribbon alone is worn, a silver button with the letters JCD is affixed to the ribbon. A silver clasp embossed in the centre with the letters JCD may be awarded for thirty years qualifying service.
Once awarded, the John Chard Decoration actually replaces the John Chard Medal which is not worn thereafter. The recipient is entitled to the post-nominal title of JCD only if he qualified for the award of the decoration before 1 July 1977.
Holders of the John Chard Decoration, may elect rather to receive the SADF Good Service Medal (Silver) and thereafter the rest of the latter series.
Holders of the John Chard Decoration may elect to receive the SADF Good Service Medal (Gold) rather than the clasp to the JCD, after the necessary qualifying service. Holders of the JCD clasp may elect to relinquish the clasp in favour of the SADF Good Service Medal and later the clasp, or after fourty years qualifying service receive the SADF Good Service Medal"s clasp and affix it to the ribbon of the JCD
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Queen Victoria created the Royal Red Cross decoration in 1883 to honour the skills, dedication and bravery of army nurses. It was the first military order soley for women (until 1976) and considered a Victoria Cross equivalent.. It has been awarded to QA's serving in conflicts from the Anglo-Zulu War 1879, Boer War and Sudan through both World Wars and modern theatres of war.
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Pete. (Admin) I hear on the grapevine you got yourself a John Chard Medal. (Any chance of a photo) Also are these medal numbered. You may not know it but you nipped me at the post for that.. Mad Idea
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Quote :
You may not know it but you nipped me at the post for that
:lol!: I was told.

I will post some photo's when i get a bit of time. And yes the medal is numbered.
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This medal was instituted by the Colony of Natal after the passing of Law 28 in 1865 whereby certain natives could be exempted from native law. Those awarded in 1879 largely rewarded natives who had remained loyal to Britain during the Zulu War.
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I guess this medal was named after this chap.

"Reverend Mangena M Mokone was born at Bogaga, Sekhukhuneland (Transvaal) in 1851. His mother was daughter of Sephate and was from a royal lineage. In 1863, his father, a junior chief of Bogaga, was killed in the Swazi – Pedi war.

In 1870 he went to work in Pietermaritzburg's sugar plantation in order to buy a rifle. He found work in Mr. Acutt. After working for Mr. Acutt for a period of not more than six months, he left for Durban to find better employment there. It was in Durban that his early schooling began. To keep his employment, he attended night schools. His schooling was coupled with missionary education. Four years after arriving in Natal, the Reverend Damon Hlongwana baptised him. The following year, he returned to Pietermaritzburg where he enrolled with the Pietermaritzburg elementary theology school, the Edendale College. He was Rev. Hlongwana and Rev. H Samoron's pupil for at least three years.

In 1880 the Anglican Methodist Church held it annual conference in Peitermaritzburg and invited Mr. Mokone who was not a member at the time. After the conference he was appointed to be part of their Swaziland mission, but because of theFirst Anglo-Boer War, was unable to take this position. He remained in Natal until 1888. He was then appointed the first head of African ministers in Pretoria. In this position he erected churches and a school that produced people like S M Makgatho, former president of the African National Congress, and J Tabane.

On the 1st November 1892, he took a decisive step and founded the first branch of the Ethiopian church in South Africa. The church was formerly opened on the 5th November 1893. In 1895 he wrote to Bishop Turner of the African Methodist Episcopal church in America, which was also an independent church. Their relationship developed from this correspondence and led to a call from the Ethiopian church in South Africa to form a union with the American church. After the Ethiopian church conference of 1896 it was decided that the two churches should merge. After the conference, Rev. Mokone, J Dwane, and J G Xaba visited United States of America to formalise the union of the two churches. The union was successful and South Africans were given the opportunity to study in America.

Rev. Mangena Mokone continued to serve the African Methodist Episcopal Church that he helped found in South Africa until his death in 1931. His long-term service earned him in the church earned the honoric title of ‘father figure'".

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This one is new to me, does anyone have further information on this.

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By a remarkable coincidence, I have been trying to find out more about Exemption Medals, so far in vain, so this forum has come up trumps again!

While researching the Native Scouts of Natal, who served during the Anglo-Boer War, I came across the following that was written by Jabez Molife, Chief of Native Scouts:
"I should like to mention that when Robert Mtembu and I were about to be captured [by the Boers] ....... I caused his and my exemption papers to be destroyed and our exemption medals to be thrown away so that the Boers might not find out who we were. I have managed to get mine back but R Mtembu has not and I would be pleased if the Government secured him his papers and his medal without any expense to him as the said articles were done away with in the Government service."

These medals must be extremely rare.

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Hi Littlehand .
No I've never seen them but it seems they are from after the AZW .

Hi Brett .
Thanks for the post , interesting , I wonder if Robert did get a new one and replacement papers ?? .
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Brett this gives an insight to the reasoning behind being Exempted from Native Law

http://www.sahistory.org.za/sites/default/files/Etherington_paper.pdf
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He may well not have received replacements. The Native Scouts were the focus of a particularly mean and spiteful campaign launched by government officials with the tacit support of politicians (see below).

littlehand

Thank you for the link to a very interesting paper that has revealed what lay behind the disgraceful treatment of the Native Scouts, who served with distinction during the Anglo-Boer War. These men were refused the award of the Queen's South Africa Medal, although they were clearly entitled to it and its award had been approved by the military and, with restrictions, by the Natal Government. The final refusal to distribute medals, which had already been sent from Britain, was taken by George Leuchars, Secretary for Native Affairs, on the grounds that "these men would parade their medals before the Boers and irritate them".

In the light of the contents of paper, Leuchars and others were clearly motivated not by a consideration for the finer feelings of the Boers, but by their antipathy to the Christian churches of the Zulus. Most of the Scouts came from the Christian settlements of Edendale and Driefontein. These men, and their fathers, had also served the Crown loyally during the Zulu War, before Natal became a self-governing Colony, and their service had then been rewarded by the award of the Zulu War medal.

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Some information on the chap who was given the medal posted by LH.

"Reverend Mangena M Mokone was born at Bogaga, Sekhukhuneland (Transvaal) in 1851. His mother was daughter of Sephate and was from a royal lineage. In 1863, his father, a junior chief of Bogaga, was killed in the Swazi – Pedi war.

In 1870 he went to work in Pietermaritzburg's sugar plantation in order to buy a rifle. He found work in Mr. Acutt. After working for Mr. Acutt for a period of not more than six months, he left for Durban to find better employment there. It was in Durban that his early schooling began. To keep his employment, he attended night schools. His schooling was coupled with missionary education. Four years after arriving in Natal, the Reverend Damon Hlongwana baptised him. The following year, he returned to Pietermaritzburg where he enrolled with the Pietermaritzburg elementary theology school, the Edendale College. He was Rev. Hlongwana and Rev. H Samoron's pupil for at least three years.

In 1880 the Anglican Methodist Church held it annual conference in Peitermaritzburg and invited Mr. Mokone who was not a member at the time. After the conference he was appointed to be part of their Swaziland mission, but because of theFirst Anglo-Boer War, was unable to take this position. He remained in Natal until 1888. He was then appointed the first head of African ministers in Pretoria. In this position he erected churches and a school that produced people like S M Makgatho, former president of the African National Congress, and J Tabane.

On the 1st November 1892, he took a decisive step and founded the first branch of the Ethiopian church in South Africa. The church was formerly opened on the 5th November 1893. In 1895 he wrote to Bishop Turner of the African Methodist Episcopal church in America, which was also an independent church. Their relationship developed from this correspondence and led to a call from the Ethiopian church in South Africa to form a union with the American church. After the Ethiopian church conference of 1896 it was decided that the two churches should merge. After the conference, Rev. Mokone, J Dwane, and J G Xaba visited United States of America to formalise the union of the two churches. The union was successful and South Africans were given the opportunity to study in America.

Rev. Mangena Mokone continued to serve the African Methodist Episcopal Church that he helped found in South Africa until his death in 1931. His long-term service earned him in the church earned the honoric title of ‘father figure'."
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Here's another.

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South Africa (ZAR and the Boer War), Tribute Medals, Colony of Natal, silver native law exemption medal, crowned arms of Colony, COLONY OF NATAL LAW 28. 1865, rev engraved ABBEY JOSEPH MNDAWENI EXEMPTED FROM NATIVE LAW 29.3.1912, decorative zigzag...
Price: 862 USD

Source:St. James Auctions Ltd, Auction.
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Great post LH. We learn something new everyday !!!
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Probably a long shot, but as anyone come across anyone who has been awarded the John Chard medal.
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John see off topic section Salute
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