Heritage SITREP

The Last Post On Guitar

We put this up every year, and it never gets old. Last year was Mark Knopfler (without Dire Straits and you'll find it in our video section). This year it's Nathan Howie, and a solo rendition of The Last Post. You can find him on Facebook, just search for Nathan Howie guitarist.

Dambusters With a Twist

This one's been around for years now, like, 1990, but Mondays are always in need of a grin, so here it comes again. The "Dambusters" TV spot is a spoof of the 1955 film. Created by WCRS, this ad from SAB Miller for the Carling Black Label brand was released in 1990 and filmed at Pinewood Studios in London. It won three silvers, a gold and a black pencil at D&AD, and scooped Film Gold at Cannes Lions advertising...

Watch This Top TV Spot

Here's a great television spot and message from Bell Canada. Why don't we have community-committed corporations, or even ESOs in Australasia to take the initiative like this? Be sure to remember and pay tribute to the members of our armed forces who served and continue to serve for Australia and New Zealand. We only get to do this twice a year at official commemorations - but every Day is Remembrance Day. #LestWeForget

China Enters Korean War

27 OCT 1950: Korea, and the Chinese enter the Korean War. Having secretly moved at least 180,000 men into North Korea, Chinese forces began attacking south, surprising UN Command. The battle of Pakchon marked the furthest point that the Australians reached into North Korea. It was also the first time Chinese forces were encountered in large numbers. Unbeknownst to UN intelligence sources, Chinese troops had been infiltrating North Korea across the Yalu River, and in late October they began an...

Police Remembrance Day

29 SEP: National Police Remembrance Day, today, in Australia. Often commemorated globally on St Michael's Day. In late medieval Christianity, Michael, together with Saint George, became the patron saint of chivalry and is now also considered the patron saint of police officers, paramedics, firefighters and the military.

Card Problem? Sorted.

We're experiencing intermittent issues with payments via credit/debit cards yesterday and today. Although it doesn't affect all orders, it is impacting some. We apologise for the inconvenience, and the web team is beavering away solving the problem. Because your privacy is important to us (unlike many) we're PCI compliant - we don't keep all credit/debit card details in a database -  there's no way for us to recover card details by any means; so if you've paid by card, you...

We’ve Been Outed!

Sorry for the downtime this morning folks. The server went dark about 5:00m AEST and it's taken us over 5 hours to get it back up. Initially we thought a DDOS attack as we couldn't find anything wrong 'under the hood' in the first few minutes. Apparently not, even though earlier this morning there was a huge influx of activity on the Heritage Medals site, mainly through PHP processes, and it now appears that was the root of the...

Fund-raising Badges

The latest from the fun factory, in time for Remembrance Day and allowing double duty for ANZAC Day. An ideal fund-raiser, the new badge features dual poppies on a sprig of Rosemary, tying a little unique Australian theme to the traditional global symbol of remembrance. Each badge (with a clutch pin backing for safety) is on a unique card with a watermarked seaside memorial. The backing is similar sized to a business card, and the badge itself is enamelled...

Battle School Credo is Back

We've been making these for years, but with Remembrance Day looming and Christmas just around the corner, there seems to be a resurgence for them. The Battle School Credo, on the fence at the Battle School HQ in Tully QLD (now the Combat Training Centre-Jungle Training Wing) precision-framed in walnut and gold, with the hat badge of your choice. The completed frame measures 600x550mm, ready to hang in your home, office, hall or shed. The quote is attributed to Brigadier...

You Have Employees?

We make this stuff :-). One of the top ways you can motivate your people to try harder, especially if they have a chance to earn some recognition, is a 'team/crew member of the month program' that highlights effort, expertise and someone 'going the extra mile.' We've been helping large and small businesses implement these for decades, and although you'll find these kinds of programs generally run HR managers in large corporations, we know from experience that small businesses can...

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