ampaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland, Corporal, Royal Military Police.

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland

24068853 Cpl M D Potter RMP

Service number indicates a 1966 enlistment so an early tour of Northern Ireland and RMP tour was for two years.

First time on the market.

GVF £100 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 £425 Available

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasps Borneo, Malay Peninsula, Guardsman, Scots Guards (Guards Independent Parachute Company and “G” Squadron SAS).

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasps Borneo, Malay Peninsula

23969012 Gdsmn A Leg SG

With a letter signed by David Buxton (Ex special forces and researcher) dated 5th November 1986 –

“Joins 1st Battalion Scots Guards in 1963, in 1964 volunteers for 1st (Guards) Independent Parachute Company, which in February was sent to Hereford and trained under control of 22 SAS Regiment. Some members also sent to several hospitals and trained in field surgery techniques. In April went to Singapore and the Jungle Warfare Training Centre. From June to November the company spent on patrol in Sarawak and then returned home. In 1965 Guardsman Leg joined the newly forming “G” Squadron 22 SAS Regiment which culminated in him being sent out to Malaysia and patrolling into 1966. The above information came out in conversation with a current serving Lieutenant, 22 SAS who served in Borneo in “B” Squadron at the same time as “G” Squadron and knew Guardsman Legg.”

GVF £750 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 £145 Available

General Service Medal E2 clasp Malaya, Sergeant (Air Signaller), Royal Air Force killed 2nd March 1956 when his aircraft crashed in the Malayan jungle on a re-supply mission to 22 SAS.

General Service Medal E2 clasp Malaya

586200 Sgt D Brodie RAF

Sergeant (Air Signaller) David Brodie was aboard a Valetta C1 aircraft of 48 Squadron on 2nd March 1956 on a re-supply mission to 22 SAS operating in the Cameron Highlands area. The aircraft was piloted by 33 year old Flight Lieutenant Thomas James McColl with Flying Officer Colin Reginald Clisby as Navigator. The aircraft approached the dropping zone both low and slow with both engines throttled back. Also aboard were four soldiers of 55 (Air Despatch) Company, Royal Army Service Corps. After dropping one pack of supplies the aircraft began a starboard turn but the port wing struck a tree and the aircraft cartwheeled into a gully, all seven aboard were killed. David Brodie was 22 years old (born 3rd November 1933) and now rests in the Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

NEF £475 Available

 

General Service Medal E2 clasp Malaya, Corporal, Women’s Royal Air Force

General Service Medal E2 clasp Malaya

2825387 Cpl J C Douglas WRAF

Mounted as originally worn.

NEF £110 Available

 

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland, Private, King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland

24191012 Pte J Hiddleston KOSB

Mounted as originally worn.

Service number indicates September 1969 enlistment.

The 1st Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers served in Northern Ireland from 4th May 1970 to 10th September 1970 based at Girdwood, from 28th December 1971 to 26th April 1972 based at Springfield and 17th November 1972 to 2nd March 1973 based at Andersontown. These three tours would have covered Hiddleston’s service.

GVF £80 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

 

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland, Private, Parachute Regiment

Campaign Service Medal E2 clasp Northern Ireland

24320133 Pte J P Wescott PARA

John Paul Wescott was born in Northumberland in 1956, his service number indicates a February 1973 enlistment.

EF £175 SOLD

 

General Service Medal GV clasps IRAQ, N W Persia, Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers

General Service Medal GV clasps IRAQ, NW Persia

24066 Pte J Doherty R IR Fus

With copy Medal Index Card, also entitled British War & Victory Medals

James Doherty served with the 1st Battalion in Mesopotamia and post War IRAQ and NW Persia, his GSM was sent to him in 1924 to his home address 290 Cupar Street, Springfield Road, Belfast.

EF £150 SOLD

Naval General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine 1936-39, Petty Officer Seaman, Royal Navy served aboard SS Duchess of York during the evacuation of the BEF in 1940 from Ana Fjord, Norway and St Nazaire, France.

Naval General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine 1936-39

J.109034 J W Roast PO RN

With copy service record.

Jack William Roast was born in Southend on Sea, Essex 21st January 1907 a Labourer he entered the Royal Navy at Ganges as a Boy 2nd Class 27th November 1923. Rated Ordinary Seaman aboard HMS Marlborough 1st October 1924 and Able Seaman aboard the same ship 31st January 1925. Advanced to Leading Seaman aboard HMS Royal Oak 13th May 1930, he joined HMS Foxhound 24th October 1936 and took part in the Palestine operations aboard this ship. Advanced to Petty Officer aboard HMS Sussex 5th August 1937 on the outbreak of the Second World War he was serving aboard HMS Havock. Joining Pembroke I 7th February 1940 for services aboard the SS Duchess of York. After being requisitioned, the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company SS Duchess of York made three Liverpool – Canada sailings and on the 1st of June 1940 sailed to Ana Fjord, Norway to rescue 4,000 British troops and civilians. She then sailed to Brest with French Foreign Legionaires and then to St Nazaire where she rescued 5,000 British troops and nurses while under heavy bombing attacks. On 21st Jun.1940 she sailed for Canada with 3,000 German prisoners of war and then made a similar voyage with 1,100 evacuee children. Roast’s service record records he served aboard SS Duchess of York for Operation Dynamo.

Joining HMS Puffin 12th July 1940, he subsequently joined Pemborke I 18th November 1940, Calliope 3rd January 1941, the Destroyer HMS Liddesdale 19th February 1941, Pembroke I 12th June 1941, Ferrett 5th September 1941. Advanced to acting Chief Petty Officer aboard the Depot Ship HMS Tyne 29th May 1942. Charged with being drunk on board, he was found guilty and punished by Warrant dated 22nd March 1943, part of his punishment was to be deprived the LSGC Medal which had been awarded to him 29th November 1939. Discharged from the RN Hospital, Southport 17th April 1944, permanently unfit for Naval Service. Home address recorded as 96 Westbury Road, Southend on Sea, Essex. He died in Rochford, Essex 17th October 1951 aged 46 years.

EF £150 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 £100 Available

South Atlantic Medal (Falklands) with Rosette, Quartermaster, RFA Fort Austin.

South Atlantic Medal with Rosette

QM H Smith RFA Fort Austin

Mounted as originally worn.

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort Austin was in Gibraltar when the Falklands War broke out. She immediately sailed to Ascension Island where she embarked helicopters and Special Forces for the re capture of South Georgia. Having transferred the troops and stores she returned to Ascension Island and then back to the Total Exclusion Zone (TEZ) with the main battle group. In addition to her stores supply role, she provided anti submarine warfare support for the Amphibious Force and was in San Carlos on ‘D’ day and during the subsequent air attacks. She arrived in Ascension two days after the surrender of Argentine forces and was one of the first ships home from the conflict.

NEF £550 SOLD

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Queen’s Korea Medal, Acting Leading Electrical Mechanic (Air), Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy.

Queen’s Korea Medal

L/SFX.856276 L J Loe A/LEM (A) RN

Acting Leading Electrical Mechanic (Air) Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy.

Lawrence J Loe was born in Barnsley, Yorkshire and was still residing there in 1939, his number indicates a 1947 enlistment.

NEF £125 Available

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General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine, Private, Army Catering Corps attached 1st Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment wounded in Tunisia 6th May 1943.

General Service Medal GVI clasp Palestine

3854407 Pte G Williams Loyal R

With copy Medal roll entry and casualty reporting list.

Served with the 1st Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in Palestine, the casualty reporting list records he is a Corporal Army Catering Corps attached 1st Battalion Loyals. Wounded in Tunisia 6th May 1943.

On 6th May 1943 the British Army began its final assault on Tunis. At dawn protected by a tremendous Artillery barrage, the 6th and 7th Armoured Divisions of the British IX Corps succeeded in reaching the plain behind Djebel Bou Aoukaz, throwing Axis communications and supply lines into disorder. The two Armoured Divisions manage to reach Massicault. Tunis and Bizerta were captured the following day.

GVF £125 SOLD

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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 £200 Available

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