By Christopher Rothero
A mix of dynastic disputes, feudal quibbles, alternate disagreements and ancient antagonism led to the outlet of the Hundred Years conflict in 1337. the 1st significant English land victory during this clash used to be the conflict of Crécy. This pitted the French military, then thought of the easiest in Europe, opposed to the English less than King Edward III. The conflict validated the longbow as essentially the most feared guns of the medieval interval, a name bolstered on the bloody conflict of Poitiers the place a lot of the French the Aristocracy used to be slaughtered and their king captured via the English host.
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This is especially important if the request pertains to one of the millions of veterans whose records were lost in a fIre at the National Personnel Records Center in 1973. Finally, requesters should exercise extreme patience. It may take several months or, in some cases, a year to determine eligibility and dispatch medals. '---------~---;t 53 . ~ - ~ - -- - - ~----- -------- ---- ----------------- -- -------------------~ -- ------- -- - -- - ----- Wearing Ribbons and Medals ----=---------;===~ (Text taken directly from Navy Uniform Regulations) Large Medals Ribbons Ribbons are worn on the service coat or jumper of Dress Blue and Dress White, and on the shirt of Service Khaki, Summer White, Winter Blue, and Tropical White.
A silver star was used in lieu of three gold stars. A maximum of three combat stars were awarded for display on the Combat Aircrew Insignia. This insignia, although still authorized for Marines, became obsolete for the Navy in 1968. Submarine Engineering Duty Insignia - A gold metal pin with two dolphins facing a silver circle center inscribed with a silver three bladed propeller on a gold background. The tips of propeller blades trisect the circle and one blade is vertical. During the 1950-52 period, the insignia was the Submarine Insignia with a block letter E in the center.
Ill Master Diver - A diver's helmet with the initial "M" on the breast plate. This mark was discontinued in favor of a metal qualification breast insignia in 1969. I Ex-Apprentice mark - An loosely intertwined figure-8 knot. R Expert Lookout - Binoculars. ~ ffl Fire Control Radar Operator - A range finder with a radar screen superimposed. Fire Fighter Assistant - A fireman's Maltese cross. Master Horizontal Bomber - A star over a bomb site with a bomb pointing down. Mine Assemblyman -A mine and anchor block.
Armies of Crecy and Poitiers (Men-At-Arms Series, No 111) by Christopher Rothero