Monthly Archives - October 2015

Soldiers being awarded the Military Medal

The Military Medal Ribbon

The Military Medal (MM), created by King George V in March 1916, was a way to acknowledge the acts of bravery in war which were not considered worthy enough to receive a Distinguished Conduct Medal.  Warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and men on the recommendation of a Commander in Chief in the field were awarded this medal. During WWI, 108 members of the Royal Newfound Regiment received the Military Medal. A silver bar was also given out to eight of these recipients which signified subsequent acts of bravery. The Military Medal is shown below feturing a picture of the sovereign. In the First World War this medal depicted a bare-headed King George V in a Field Marshall’s uniform. The reverse of the medal reads “For Bravery in the Field”, circled by a laurel wreath with the Royal Cypher and Imperial Crown on top. The medal is displayed on a dark blue ribbon with red and white stripes. It is this medal ribbon [...]

Private Parts

The Newest Addition to Team Wyedean

Wyedean is hugely proud to unveil the newest addition to its team, Private Parts. Designed and put together by local Haworth sculptor Craig Dyson, Private Parts is a sculpture of a Coldstream Guard soldier standing to attention, made from old, obsolete loom parts and stands proudly in Wyedean’s car park guarding the entrance to the building. Wyedean ran an internal competition to name this fantastic sculpture with the winning entry of Private Parts coming from distributions manager, Kevin Lester. Other notable suggestions included Woody, Parky and Trigger, but Private Parts was the unanimous winner. Robin Wright, managing director of Wyedean said that: “Craig did a brilliant job making Private Parts and it was the perfect way to re-use our old loom parts, some of which were over a hundred years old, in a way which ensured they continue to be a part of Wyedean’s future and not just its past.” If you ever come to visit Wyedean be sure to take a [...]