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Background imageAward Collection: Flight Lieutenant K. H. F Letford, DFO

Flight Lieutenant K. H. F Letford, DFO
Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Harold Francis Letford, as he appeared in the Illustrated London News in 1949, when he was awarded a bar to his Distinguished Flying Cross for gallantry in assisting HMS

Background imageAward Collection: Polo Team, Delhi 1916

Polo Team, Delhi 1916
A serious-looking British polo team, after winning a trophy, pose with His Excellency the Governor, who presumably has just presented the awards

Background imageAward Collection: Alfred ( Alfie ) Shrubb - Famous Long Distance Runner

Alfred ( Alfie ) Shrubb - Famous Long Distance Runner. He won all there was to win in long-distance running as is evident in this photograph

Background imageAward Collection: Michiel de Ruyter as Lieutenant-Admiral, 1667, by Ferdinand

Michiel de Ruyter as Lieutenant-Admiral, 1667, by Ferdinand
Michiel de Ruyter (1607-1676). Dutch Admiral. Portrait of Michiel de Ruyter as Lieutenant-Admiral, 1667, by Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680). Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageAward Collection: Inspector Alice B Clayden outside Buckingham Palace

Inspector Alice B Clayden outside Buckingham Palace
Woman police officer, Inspector Alice Bertha Clayden, outside Buckingham Palace on 2 January 1928. Her brother Sergeant Alfred William Clayden (second from left)

Background imageAward Collection: Allied Military Leaders receive Legion of Honour Grand Croix

Allied Military Leaders receive Legion of Honour Grand Croix
Allied Military Leaders - WWII era. General Gamelin, Commander-in-chief of the Allied Armies; General Sir Edmund Ironside, Chief of the British Imperial General Staff; General Viscount Gort

Background imageAward Collection: Victoria Cross - Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson

Victoria Cross - Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson
Victoria Cross posthumously awarded to John Travers Cornwell (1900-1916) - for his gallantry at the Battle of Jutland. Cornwell was a Boy Seaman First Class on H.M.S Chester

Background imageAward Collection: Nikolai Zelinsky

Nikolai Zelinsky
NIKOLAI ZELINSKY Russian scientist, invented the first carbon-filter gas mask, winner of many Soviet awards

Background imageAward Collection: Khiuaz Dospanova, Khazak pilot and national heroine

Khiuaz Dospanova, Khazak pilot and national heroine
Khiuaz Dospanova (1922-2008), Khazak pilot who served during the Second World War, in the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, nicknamed the Night Witches

Background imageAward Collection: Roman crowns and wreaths

Roman crowns and wreaths
Crowns of the ancients: radial crowns 1, 2, laurel wreaths 3, 4, civic crown 5, Obsidionalis (for generals who delivered a town under siege) 6

Background imageAward Collection: Duchess of York pins a star on breast of Prebendary Carlise

Duchess of York pins a star on breast of Prebendary Carlise
Elizabeth, Duchess of York (1900-2002) pins a star (his seventh, each signifying seven years of service) on breast of Prebendary Carlile (1947-1942)

Background imageAward Collection: Henry Freeman, lifeboatman Whitby - Victorian period

Henry Freeman, lifeboatman Whitby - Victorian period

Background imageAward Collection: Prince of Asturias wearing the cross of Maria Isabel Luisa

Prince of Asturias wearing the cross of Maria Isabel Luisa
The Prince of Asturias (future Alfonso XII, 1857-1885) wearing the cross of Maria Isabel Luisa. Chromolithography by J. Donon

Background imageAward Collection: Captain John Treasure Jones Archive - two awards

Captain John Treasure Jones Archive - two awards
Captain Treasure Jones Archive - Queen Mary 50th Anniversary presentation with personalised plaque to celebrate Captain Treasure Jones Unforgettable voyage aboard the majestic Queen Mary luxury

Background imageAward Collection: Spain, Madrid. Royal Palace

Spain, Madrid. Royal Palace. Ceremony of imposing the insignia of the Cross of the Victory to the Princess of Asturias, on the April 9, 1881

Background imageAward Collection: Knight with the naval decoration of the Cruz de Distincion

Knight with the naval decoration of the Cruz de Distincion de la Diadema Real de Marina (Cross of Distinction of the Royal Naval Diadem)

Background imageAward Collection: The Prince of Asturias (future Alfonso XII, 1857-1885)

The Prince of Asturias (future Alfonso XII, 1857-1885) wearing the cross of Maria Isabel Luisa. Chromolithography by J. Donon

Background imageAward Collection: The Royal and Military Order of Saint Ferdinand

The Royal and Military Order of Saint Ferdinand
Knight in ceremonial dress and wearing the Grand Cross of the Royal and Military Order of Saint Ferdinand, also known as the Laureate Cross of Saint Ferdinand

Background imageAward Collection: Henry Armstrong and Joe Louis, boxers

Henry Armstrong and Joe Louis, boxers
Henry Armstrong (1912-1988), also known as Henry Jackson Jr, and Joe Louis (1914-1981), also known as Joseph Louis Barrow

Background imageAward Collection: Lengthmen - Prize Length, Newport Division

Lengthmen - Prize Length, Newport Division, 1943 - Newport, South Wales. The term Lengthsman was coined in the 18th century in a concept rooted in the Tudor Era as far back as War of the Roses

Background imageAward Collection: Georg Solti, renowned orchestral and operatic conductor

Georg Solti, renowned orchestral and operatic conductor
Sir Georg Solti (1912-1997), renowned Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageAward Collection: Spacek Sissy Long Hair Microphone Playing Guitar

Spacek Sissy Long Hair Microphone Playing Guitar
spacek, sissy, long, hair, microphone, playing, guitar, singing, music, musical, instrument, stringed, usa, american, actress, performer, entertainer, film, star, young, mary, elizabeth, 1949

Background imageAward Collection: Ally Sloper Award of Merit, mock certificate made out to Joseph Hurst

Ally Sloper Award of Merit, mock certificate made out to Joseph Hurst, Box Office Manager at the Lyceum Theatre, London. Date: 1894

Background imageAward Collection: The Dry Stane Dykes of Galloway, Scotland

The Dry Stane Dykes of Galloway, Scotland - Quality and Quantity: Mr Cs Jardine standing alongside the excellent dyke he built in four hours to win both a special award for speed

Background imageAward Collection: Distribution of the Crimean medals 1856

Distribution of the Crimean medals 1856
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert awarding medals to soldier who have served in the Crimean War. Date: 1856

Background imageAward Collection: French Award medals to Native Cultivators

French Award medals to Native Cultivators
The Commodore distributes medals to native black cultivators for their work, at Fort-de-France in Martinique. Date: circa 1860

Background imageAward Collection: Special Constabulary Long Service Medal Certificate, 1944

Special Constabulary Long Service Medal Certificate, 1944
Certificate bestowing a Special Constabulary Long Service Medal on J. Rutter of the Felling Division of the Durham County Constabulary, dated 1st September 1944. Date: 1st September 1944

Background imageAward Collection: The Grave of Jack Cornwell - Manor Park Cemetery

The Grave of Jack Cornwell - Manor Park Cemetery
The Grave of Jack Travers Cornwell (1900-1916) in Manor Park Cemetery, Forest Gate, London. Cornwell was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry aboard HMS Chester on 31st May 1916

Background imageAward Collection: Gold Naval Reward for the defeat of the Spanish Armada

Gold Naval Reward for the defeat of the Spanish Armada 1588

Background imageAward Collection: Nurse receiving an award

Nurse receiving an award
Nurse Annie Singleton, pictured here, won the gold medal prize for nursing in her graduating year from Acton Hospital. She is being presented with that gold medal by a visiting senior military nurse

Background imageAward Collection: Victoria Cross - Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson

Victoria Cross - Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson (1895-1918) (Royal Flying Corp) - awarded for most conspicuous bravery

Background imageAward Collection: President John F. Kennedy has a National Aeronautics an?

President John F. Kennedy has a National Aeronautics an?
President John F. Kennedy has a National Aeronautics and Space Administration Service Medal returned to him which he dropped while presenting the award to Commander Alan Shepard Jr, left

Background imageAward Collection: President John F. Kennedy stoops to retrieve the Nation?

President John F. Kennedy stoops to retrieve the Nation?
President John F. Kennedy stoops to retrieve the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Service Medal which he dropped while presenting the award to Commander Alan Shepard Jr, left

Background imageAward Collection: A Prize-winning rabbit and two proud owners (and cup!)

A Prize-winning rabbit and two proud owners (and cup!)
A Prize-winning Champion rabbit and the two proud owners (and cup!). Date: circa 1920s

Background imageAward Collection: Duke of York at the Richmond Horse Show

Duke of York at the Richmond Horse Show
Albert, Duke of York (1895-1952) at the Richmond Horse Show, presenting a prize to a 13-year-old rider who was judged the best all-round child horseman in the show. Date: 1929

Background imageAward Collection: Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba (? -1517). Spanish explorer

Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba (? -1517). Spanish explorer. Colored engraving

Background imageAward Collection: Those Medals! by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

Those Medals! by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
Sad, but true, and apparently unavoidable. A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather published in The Bystander commenting that while acts of bravery during war often went unrecognised

Background imageAward Collection: Milan Ryzl, Czech biochemist and parapsychologist

Milan Ryzl, Czech biochemist and parapsychologist
Milan Ryzl (1928-2011), Czech biochemist and parapsychologist, winner of the 1962 McDougall Award for parapsychology research

Background imageAward Collection: Royal Society for the Protection of Life from Fire medal

Royal Society for the Protection of Life from Fire medal
Firefighters from the insurance brigades and the London Fire Engine Establishment would put out the fires but did not provide much in the way of helping people to escape

Background imageAward Collection: Fernando Calderon Collantes (1811-1890). Colored engraving

Fernando Calderon Collantes (1811-1890). Colored engraving
Fernando Calderon Collantes (1811-1890). Spanish politician. 1st Marquis of Reinosa. Engraving in The Spanish and American Illustration, 1890. Colored

Background imageAward Collection: Ramon Castilla y Marquesado (1797-1867). Peruvian caudillo a

Ramon Castilla y Marquesado (1797-1867). Peruvian caudillo and President of Peru four times. Portrait. Colored engraving. Famous Americans (1888)

Background imageAward Collection: WPC Lesley Moore, Metropolitan Police, Stanhope Gold Medal

WPC Lesley Moore, Metropolitan Police, Stanhope Gold Medal
The Stanhope Gold Medal of the Royal Humane Society, awarded to WPC Lesley Moore, Charing Cross Division, Metropolitan Police, London in January 1992

Background imageAward Collection: Duke of Edinburgh visting Queens Own Cameron Highlanders

Duke of Edinburgh visting Queens Own Cameron Highlanders
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visiting the 4th and 5th Battalion of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders at Stobs Camp, Hawick in 1955

Background imageAward Collection: San Sebastiá®®Festival 2003. Sean Penn

San SebastiᮮFestival 2003. Sean Penn
PENN, Sean (1960). American actor and film director. US actor Sean Penn poses few hours before receiving the 51 San Sebastian International Film Festival Donostia Award. 23-09-2003. SPAIN. Donostia

Background imageAward Collection: Lance-Sergeant Douglas Belcher V. C

Lance-Sergeant Douglas Belcher V. C
Lance-Sergeant Douglas Belcher of the London Rifle Brigade, the first Territorial, other than an officer to receive the Victoria Cross in the First World War

Background imageAward Collection: Baden Powell House, South Kensington, London

Baden Powell House, South Kensington, London
Street view of Baden Powell House, Queens Gate, South Kensington, London. The site was acquired in 1956, and Ralph Tubbs was appointed architect

Background imageAward Collection: Betty Quinn - Coventry ARP Worker with George Medal

Betty Quinn - Coventry ARP Worker with George Medal
Betty Quinn - Coventry ARP Worker, has her George Medal admired by her sister, Joyce. Betty was the youngest recipient of the GM when they were presented for the first time at a recent Buckingham

Background imageAward Collection: Boy Scouts Badges

Boy Scouts Badges
Boy Scouts badges C.W.S. Cigarette cards poster. Date: 1930s



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