Single Campaign Medals post 1902
Naval General Service Medal E2 clasp Near East, Merchant Navy recipient
Naval General Service Medal E2 clasp Near East
D A Baker
Dennis Arthur Baker born Caterham 10th April 1926 Discharge Book Number R306993 served aboard the Fort Romaine from 9th May 1944 as a Deck Boy TNA BT391/5 and appears on the 2WW Merchant Navy Medal roll TNA BT395/1 as awarded the 1939/45 Star, France and Germany Star, War Medal. He served aboard the MV Empire Marshall during the Suez crisis, the ship was part of Joint Task Force 7. The NGS was claimed by him for the first time in 1978 and issued on 17th May 1978. Medal in packet and contained in its card box of issue, written on the edge “D A Baker Chief Stoker Yard Craft 102”.
First time on the market. Virtually as issued.
Scarce to Merchant Navy recipients.
EF £195 SOLD
Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Radfan, Trooper, 16th/5th Lancers
Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Radfan
23870779 TPR W E Stevens 16/5 L
From: Aden Insurgency, the Savage Was in South Arabia 1962 – 1967, Jonathan Walker, Spellmount, 2005
“Brigadier Lunt was not convinced that a purely military operation like Nutcracker was the answer to rebellion in the Radfan, sensing that it would play into the hands of the dissidents, as well as committing the Federal Regular Arab Army (FRA) to a permanent role in the region. He was a forceful character and although a great proponent of the role of Arab soldiers, he made plain to Trevaskis that this operation held too many risks. As a portent of trouble to come, there were political problems concerning the deployment of the local FRA. The Federal Government could not decide whether to keep all the Radfani members of the FRA out of the operation. In the end just the Radfani officers took part, leaving the Radfani other ranks to return home on leave .
Despite these difficulties, the operation commenced on 4th January 1964 with the assembly of 2, 3 and 4 Battalions FRA at Thimier, a village on the Dhala Road near the start of the Radfan Mountains, where they were joined by the FRA Squadron of Armoured Cars. The British support comprised a Troop of Centurion Tanks from 16th/5th Lancers, Artillery support was provided by “J” Battery 3 Royal Horse Artillery and road building by 12th Field Squadron Royal Engineers. Air support was provided by 4 Wessex Helicopters from 815 Squadron Royal Navy and 2 Belvedere Helicopters from 26 Squadron Royal Air Force”.
Scarce one Troop (4 tanks) of 16th/5th Lancers present for Operation Nutcracker commanded by 2/Lieutenant R Lunt, son of Brigadier Lunt.
NEF £225 SOLD
Naval General Service Medal E2 clasp Near East, Marine, 42 Commando Royal Marines.
Naval General Service Medal E2 clasp NEAR EAST
R.M. 11180 P.F. CORDON. MNE. RM
The RM Medal roll for the NGS clasp Near East records Marine Cordon served with 42 Commando during the 1956 Suez operations, landing on 6th November 1956 they remained after the Brigade withdrew until 27 November when they returned to Bickleigh.
GVF £175 Available
Naval General Service Medal E2 clasp Arabian Peninsula, Marine, 45 Commando Royal Marines.
Naval General Service Medal E2 clasp ARABIAN PENINSULA
RM.14255 P.F. MOORE. MNE. RM
In 1959, 45 Commando were based and training in Malta, the main body sailed from Malta and arrived in Aden on 4th April 1960, advanced elements had arrived in March and were in Dhala by 25th March, where the Commando, over the next six years, would patrol the Yemeni border. Also employed on internal security duties from August 1960 in Aden.
Fairly scarce on the market a total of 1,200 clasps being awarded to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.
GVF £250 SOLD