Post New Topic  
my profile | register | search | faq | forum home
    next newest topic
»  The War Diary   » General Discussions   » Military History   » WWII Medals

UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: WWII Medals
Red
Veteran Member
Member # 76

Rate Member

posted 01 August 2021 11:10     Profile for Red   Email Red     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
My wife told me yesterday that her grandfather never bothered to apply for his medals after the war. Is it possible for my wife's grandmother to apply for the medals? I would very much like to have the medals mounted.

One other question, My wife's father gave me some of his dad's military badges, pins etc. from the service. One is his cap badge from the Army Medical Corps. What interesed me was that the fabric is maroon. It is my belief that only airborne soldiers had maroon berets. Did the medical corps have the same colour also?

Thanks in advance!


Posts: 10 | From: Canada | Registered: Jun 2000
canuck
Veteran Member
Member # 109

Rate Member

posted 01 August 2021 12:10     Profile for canuck   Email canuck     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Probably the best place to beging the track down your families medals would be a visit to the Department of Veterans Affairs web site. There you will find sections dealing with the issue of medals that were never claimed. They will also be able to help you with who in the family may claim them.
As for the colour of the badge. The medical branch, then known as the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, RCAMC, wore the colour SANGUINE...I hope that is the correct spelling. It is very close to the maroon won by the Airborne troops. If it is a cloth badge you have or the edging on pips, then it would seem to be very close to the same colour as the airborne. Good luck in your search, I am sure they will be displayed with pride.

Posts: 7 | From: Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada | Registered: Jul 2000
Servicepub
Veteran Member
Member # 86

Rate Member

posted 01 August 2021 14:08     Profile for Servicepub   Author's Homepage   Email Servicepub     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Who am I to argue with "Canuck", world-reknowned author, reenactor, historian par excellence, webmaster to the uninformed uniformed and all-around man about town?!?
I thought that the RCAMC colour was "Cherry"....I hope that is the correct spelling.
Sorry Michael, I owed you one from some time back and, as they saw, revenge is a dish best served cold.
I won't argue that Dress regs may call the colour sanguine as in blood, but the paperwork used to define the colour of the flash used on formation patches repeats the word cherry at all times. We may have a typical difference between CMHQ in London and NDHQ in Ottawa.

Posts: 7 | From: Ottawa, ON Canada | Registered: Jul 2000
madorosh
Moderator
Member # 125

Member Rated:

posted 02 August 2021 08:36     Profile for madorosh   Author's Homepage   Email madorosh     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Guess you still owe me one, Clive, cause "canuck" isn't me....
Posts: 43 | From: Calgary, AB | Registered: Jun 2000
madorosh
Moderator
Member # 125

Member Rated:

posted 02 August 2021 08:37     Profile for madorosh   Author's Homepage   Email madorosh     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Although out of sympathy for you I will not comment on your spelling of "reknowned" (sic).

The references I've seen refer to "dull cherry" rather than just cherry...


Posts: 43 | From: Calgary, AB | Registered: Jun 2000

All times are ET  

Post New Topic   Close Topic    Move Topic      next newest topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | CdnArmy.ca | Privacy Statement

2001 CdnArmy.ca. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Infopop Corporation
Ultimate Bulletin BoardTM 6.1.0-beta1