Single Campaign Medals post 1902
Naval General Service Medal E2 clasp Near East, Merchant Navy served aboard SS New Australia
Naval General Service Medal E2 clasp Near East
Mr George McTernan was a Merchant Seaman, Discharge Book Number R512342 who served aboard the SS New Australia during the 1956 Suez Operations, Medal issued 2nd March 1963.
The SS New Australia was requisitioned by the UK Government for the Suez Operations on 3rd August 1956, by 7th October 1956 a total of 81 Merchant Vessels had been taken into service for what was to be known as Operation Musketeer. New Australia had previously been employed on the migrant service UK to Australia and was requisitioned with the agreement of the Australian Government. Embarking troops at Southampton on 1st November she sailed with Asturias and Dilwara and arrived off Port Said on 10th November with soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division. New Australia carried soldiers from the Royal West Kent Regiment who relieved 2 PARA, embarking the PARA’s and transporting them to Cyprus. She returned to Port Said for the withdrawal and embarked soldiers on 14th and 15th December 1956.
Toned and fairly scarce to Merchant Seamen.
GVF £150 Available
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