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After an incredibly busy period of long days, night shifts, and working weekends leading up to and throughout the Air Force Centenary commemorations and ANZAC Day, your Military Shop Team is taking some well-earned rest and relaxation over the upcoming Bank Holiday in the ACT.

So, while we will be closed from 28th-31st May, and unable to process any orders until the morning of Tuesday, June 1, 2021, rest assured any made, will be promptly processed on our return.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

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SoG 11 Set of Two Limited Edition Medallions

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  • SoG 11 Set of Two Limited Edition Medallions
  • SoG 11 Set of Two Limited Edition Medallions
  • SoG 11 Set of Two Limited Edition Medallions
  • SoG 11 Set of Two Limited Edition Medallions
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SKU:BN11073

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BN11073

Specifications

Product Group 2, Product Group 3, Brand Group 1, Brand Group 2, Organisation, Collection,

Specifications

Product Group 2:
Collectables & Gifts
Product Group 3:
Limited Edition Medallions
Brand Group 1:
Collections
Brand Group 2:
Sands of Gallipoli
Organisation:
Historical
Collection:
Ordinary People - Extraordinary Service

Description

The stunning Sands of Gallipoli 2011 release Two Limited Edition Medallions Set from the military specialists. The Aussie tradition of extraordinary service and looking out for your mates started in the Boer War. It was enhanced at Gallipoli and shines brightly today. Helping your mate is not restricted to any one campaign. Indeed, it is a trait that seems to flow in the veins of Diggers in every campaign. One of these Diggers was Simpson, the Man with the Donkey, at Anzac Cove. The bravery shown by John Simpson Kirkpatrick soon became one of the most prominent symbols of Australian courage and tenacity at Gallipoli. Instructed to recover and assist the wounded, he used a donkey to carry men down from the front line, often exposing himself to fire. Simpson was twice nominated for the Victoria Cross, the highest medal for bravery, but sadly, the award was twice refused due to misunderstandings. No doubt each and every soldier throughout the proud history of Australian military service has had a story to tell; a story of ordinary men and women providing extraordinary service. Stories that tell of the bond of mateship, the highs and the lows, the courage and fear, and those they lost. These important contributions to our history are to be passed on and shared through the generations. This collection pays tribute to the ordinary Digger who gives extraordinary service. The two medallions in this limited edition set represent *Caring For the Injured - Caring for the injured has become the very embodiment of the Digger spirit. Just as extraordinary soldiers like Simpson who, with his donkey, assisted wounded comrades at Gallipoli, today's Diggers risk their own lives for the sake of their fellow soldiers, often in extremely dangerous circumstances. The trauma to body and mind associated with being injured in action is no less now than it was at Gallipoli. However, today's wounded Digger, with the support and encouragement of our modern day Simpsons, has access to more immediate, sophisticated medical support and a far greater possibility of full recovery. *Commemoration - One thing that has never changed in Australia is our willingness to commemorate the activities of our sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen. Our respect and veneration is for their service and sacrifice. The most obvious commemoration is Anzac Day which is followed by Remembrance Day. In more concrete terms the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, partially seen here in the background symbolises our respect. It is supported by Governments of all types through good times and bad and is one of the world's great museums. From generation to generation we pass down respect for the Diggers and their efforts. Ordinary people who have given extraordinary service. This set features two Limited Edition Medallions, a replica 1904 Rising Sun hat badge and a vial of Gallipoli sand this set is packaged in a quality leatherette and steel box, 200mm wide X 90mm high. No more than 5000 sets will be released. Each set comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

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