Campaign  Service Medal  E2 clasp Northern Ireland, Lance Corporal, Duke of Edinburgh Royal Regiment

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland

24037281 L Cpl G K Whiterow DERR

Service number indicates 1965 enlistment.

The 1st Battalion Duke of Edinburgh Royal Regiment served in Northern Ireland from 17th August to 13th December 1969, 4th July to 17th July 1970, 22nd April to 28th May 1971 and 5th July 1973 to 10th January 1975 based at Ballykinler.

VF £75 SOLD

Campaign  Service Medal  E2 clasp Northern Ireland, Private, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland

2413466 Pte A G Price A & S H

Service number indicates 1968 enlistment.

The 1st Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders served in Northern Ireland 28th July to 28th November 1972 based at Bessbrook, 15th March to 27th March 1973 based at Maidstone,  from 12th November 1973 to 24th February 1974 based in the Shankill / Ardoyne area.

GVF £80 Available

General Service Medal  clasp Palestine, Private Seaforth Highlanders, missing during the battle Reichswald Forest in February 1945.

General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine

2819216 Pte R McLeod Seaforth

With copy War Office Casualty List recording him missing 15th February 1945 during the battle of the Reichswald Forest whilst serving with the 7th Battalion, later re-joined.

GVF £125 Available

General Service Medal E2 clasp Malaya, Sergeant, Royal Signals

General Service Medal E2 clasp Malaya

4033489 Sgt A M Cross R Sigs

With some research recording Sergeant Cross originally attested for the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and transferred to the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry on 19th October 1944. Discharged Section ‘B’ Army Reserve 12th March 1946. Re-joining the colours 9th April 1947, he transferred to the Royal Signals 1st April 1948.

GVF £48 Available

General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine 1945 – 48, Gunner, Royal Artillery

General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine 1945-48

1137889 Gnr W B Searl RA

With copy enlistment register entry and copy GSM Medal roll entry.

William Bicknell Searl born in West Ham, Essex in 1921, he died in Westcliffe on Sea, Essex 10th February 2008. Enlisted in 1941 and served with 33rd Field Regiment in Palestine which had previously served in North West Europe.

GVF £45 SOLD

General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine, Private, East Yorkshire Regiment wounded in Tunisia in 1943.

General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine

4341213 Pte E W Havery E York R

With copy War Office casualty roll entry and War Diary covering the date he was wounded. Havery served with the 5th Battalion in North Africa and was wounded in action 21st March 1943 in the attack on Ksiba Est, Tunisia.

GVF £125 Available

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Borneo, Army Catering Corps

Campaign Service Medal E2 Clasp Borneo

23903717 PTE P KELLEY, ACC

NEF £60 SOLD

Campaign Service Medal GV clasp S. Persia, Indian Signal Corps

Campaign Service Medal GV Clasp S. Persia

20 DVR SAID NAJIB SHAH, IND SIG CORPS

GVF £75 SOLD

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Arabian Peninsula, Private, Kings Liverpool Regiment

Campaign Service Medal E2 Clasp Arabian Peninsula

23545662 PTE J W A HORNER KINGS

Minor edge nicks, rare not present as a unit.

GVF £225 SOLD

Campaign Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine 1945-48

Campaign Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine 1945-48

14317994 L CPL W H GIBSON, R.SIGS

GVF £50 Available

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Cyprus, Royal Signals

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Cyprus

23455076 SIGMN N E BROOKS, R.SIGS

GVF £60 Available

Campaign Service Medal GVI clasp S E Asia, Unnamed

Campaign Service Medal GVI clasp S E Asia

UNNAMED

GVF £45 Available

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Air Operations Iraq, Royal Air Force

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Air Operations Iraq

JNR TECH P S Wills (C8422342) RAF

In named box of Issue, impressed naming.

EF £350 SOLD

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Canal Zone, Army Catering Corps

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Canal Zone

22110892 PTE G E W Ewens ACC

In named box of Issue

EF £195 SOLD

Campaign Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine, Yorks & Lancs Regiment

Campaign Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine

4741426 CPL C W Hall, Y & L R

Served with the 1st Battalion in Palestine, and recorded as still serving with the Battalion on the Medal roll compiled in 1940. The 1st Battalion served in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Norway, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, IRAQ, Persia and India during the Second World War. Initially posted to Northern France as part of the BEF, they were sent to Norway in April 1940 before the German offensive began and were evacuated by the Royal Navy. Returning to the UK it spent most of 1941 in Northern Ireland and in January 1942 sailed for India via South Africa.

Soon after arrival in India it was sent to Persia, then Egypt. Taking part in the invasion of Sicily and the Italian mainland taking part in the battles of Monte Cassino. In April 145 the Battalion was posted to Germany and took part in the advance to the Elbe.

GVF £100 Available

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland, Royal Artillery

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland

24339365 GNR R P Lindsay RA

Service number indicates 1974 enlistment.

NEF £55 Available

Campaign Service Medal GVI clasp Malaya, 6th Gurkha Rifles

Campaign Service Medal GVI clasp Malaya

21143341 RFN Bhopal Thapa, 6.G.R.

GVF (slight edge knock)

£50 Available

Campaign Service Medal GV clasp Kurdistan, Burma Military Police

Campaign Service Medal GV clasp Kurdistan

2469 Sepoy Gajiman Bhaju, Burma Mil P

VF £85 Available

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Malay Peninsula, Junior Radio Operator 1st Class, Royal Navy

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Malay Peninsula

072587 R H Hatfield JRO1 RN

Scarce to a Junior, that is, under 17 years 6 months of age.

NEF £75 Reserved

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp South Arabia, Engine Room Artificer 1st Class, Royal Navy

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp South Arabia

M.928825 W W H Penfold ERA1 RN

Engine Room Artificer 1st Class = Chief Petty Officer, fairly scarce clasp to the Royal Navy.

NEF £85 SOLD

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Radfan, Senior Aircraftsman, Royal Air Force

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Radfan

4266580 SAC K J Williams RAF

NEF £85 SOLD

General Service Medal E2 clasp Brunei, Driver, Royal Army Service Corps (Air Despatch)

General Service Medal E2 clasp Brunei

T/23897634 Dvr P F Rowley RASC

3 Army Air Supply Organisation RASC provided detachments for the Brunei operations 8th to 23rd December 1962 for air despatch of supplies, the unit had been formed in Singapore in 1960.

GVF & better £225 SOLD

General Service Medal E2 clasp Cyprus, Private, Welch Regiment

General Service Medal E2 clasp Cyprus

23415050 Pte D Miers Welch

The 1st Battalion Welch Regiment served in Cyprus from November 1957 to October 1958.

GVF & better £75 Available

Naval General Service Medal E2 clasps Cyprus, Near East, Captain (Master Mariner), Merchant Navy

Naval General Service Medal E2 clasps Cyprus, Near East

R G Main

Robert George Main was born in Glasgow 2nd June 1912, he qualified as Merchant Navy Second Mate 24th May 1934, First Mate 22nd November 1937 and Master Mariner 22nd July 1940. He was commissioned Temporary Lieutenant Royal Naval Reserve and was appointed to Drake 2nd September 1940, Eaglet 28th October 1940, Victory 12th April 1941, Drake 7th April 1942, Nimrod 23rd April 1942, Calliope 7th May 1942, Beehive 4th April 1943, returned to Merchant Navy service 4th April 1943. His BT382 record records his ships from 1947 to 1968 when he retired. Master of the SS Evan Gibb (Ex Landing Ship Tank 3037) for the Cyprus and Near East operations. A rare Merchant Navy Master Mariner’s NGS.

GVF £395 Available

General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine, Private, West Yorkshire Regiment wounded in Eritrea 31st March 1941.

General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine

4538408 Pte S Smith W York R

With copy War Office casualty list entry and War Diary covering the day he was wounded.

Private Smith was serving with the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment in Eritrea when he was wounded in action on 31st March 1941, during a successful assault on Italian positions forward of Asmara. The West Yorkshires came under heavy fire “It became obvious that they (the Italians) were going to retire again and were loosing off everything they had”. Total casualties sustained by the 2nd Battalion were 2 officers killed and  9 wounded, 38 other ranks killed and 171 wounded.

GVF £110 SOLD

General Service Medal GVI clasp SE Asia 1945-46, unnamed example

General Service Medal GVI clasp SE Asia 1945-46

Unnamed

GVF £75 Available

 

General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine, Signalman, Royal Signals wounded 30th March 1945 at Wesel, Germany whilst serving with 12 Lines of Communication Royal Signals.

General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine

2324027 Sgln F W Riley R Signals

With copy GSM Medal roll entry, War Office casualty list entry and War Diary.

Lance Sergeant F W Riley was wounded 30th March 1945 whilst serving with 12 Lines of Communication Royal Signals. Riley was with 50 Conversion Section when his unit moved from Cleve to Wesel, Germany to work on forward communication cables when he was wounded. The War Diary also records on 7th April 1945 he was still being treated at 24 Field Dressing Station. Two men, including Riley were wounded on 30th March and three the following day almost certainly from mortar or artillery fire.

A Strategic Depot, Wesel became the target of allied bombing. On the 16, 17 and 19 February 1945, the town was attacked with impact and air-burst bombs, which destroyed 97% of the city. The Wehrmacht  blew up bridges along the Rhine and Lippe  to prevent Allied forces from advancing. The Wehrmacht also destroyed the 1,950m-long railway  bridge, the last Rhine bridge remaining in German hands, on 10 March. On 23 March, Wesel came under the fire of over 3,000 guns when it was bombarded anew, in preparation for Operation Plunder  The shelling was assisted by a raid of RAF bombers and a larger raid that night. At 2100 hours on the 23rd, ten individual bombers each dropped a 10,000 kg bomb on Wesel, the heaviest bombs dropped in World War II. Before the town was finally taken by Allied troops, 97% of its structures were destroyed. In the ensuing attacks by Allied forces, the town was taken with minimal casualties. Operation Varsity – the largest airborne landings of the war – dropped 18,000 troops into the area to take the hills behind Wesel. The British 1st Commando Brigade was already attacking Wesel, carried into action by LVT Buffalos. The remainder of the Allied force crossed the Rhine in more amphibious vehicles.

EF £125 Available

Queen’s Korea Medal, Gunner, Royal Artillery

Queen’s Korea Medal

1427617 Gnr G W Ciswell RA

George William Criswell was born in St Ives, Huntingdonshire 13th February 1923, married on the Isle of Wight in 1943, he served in a Field Regiment, Royal Artillery 8th September 1944, discharged to Army Reserve 25th November 1951. Died in Chichester, Sussex 24th March 2004 aged 81 years.

GVF £95 SOLD


Gulf War Medal  1990-91 clasp 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991, Seaman Grade 1A, Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

Gulf War Medal 1990-91 clasp 16 Jan to 29 Feb 1991

SG1A J M Galbraith RFA

Recipient served on the RFA Tidespring.

EF £175 SOLD

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