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MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons

Excellent condition, scarce WW2 El Alamein M. Group awarded to Sgt/ Warrant Officer Norman W E Smith 11th Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps & Special Operations Executive S. Station “X”, Weapons development (from 1943 confirmed, the inspiration for James Bonds “Q” branch of MI6), 1939-45 Star, Africa Star 8th Army bar, British war & Defence medal 1939-45, some history and copy medal rolls for GSM, LS&GC and MBE verified, may have been entitled to French WW2 decorations including Croix de Guerre, LS & GC official impressed name, GSM much later issue with unofficial impressed name (in past group split / missing original GSM), MBE and WW2 medals unnamed as issued, interesting story for further research, excellent condition. MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons. Station “X”, Weapons development (from 1943 confirmed, The original James Bonds “Q” branch of MI6), Interwar GSM “Palestine” Clasp, 1939-45 Star, Africa Star 8th Army bar, British war & Defence medal 1939-45 and LG & GC medal, some history and copy medal rolls for GSM, LS&GC and MBE verified, (may have been entitled to French WW2 decorations including Croix de Guerre), LS & GC official impressed name 550009 W. “, GSM “Palestine” is a replacement/copy, much later issue with unofficial impressed name ” 550009 SJT. Smith 11-H (in past group split / missing original GSM), MBE and WW2 medals unnamed as issued, mounted for display, interesting story for further research, excellent condition El Alemain 1942 M. London Gazette 14 October 1943: In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East The original Recommendation states: Since September 1942 this W. Has been employed as R. To the 11th Hussars. During the advance from El Alamein to Tripoli this Regiment was in constant touch with the enemy necessitating almost daily moves of the Echelon and for 2 months of this period, in the absence of the Quartermaster, R. The fact that he was able to keep the Regiment supplied under the most difficult conditions reflects the very greatest credit on his powers of organisation. His tireless energy and devotion to duty at all times set a great example to all who came in contact with him. Has served continuously with the 11th Hussars in the Western Desert since hostilities commenced in June 1940 as Troop Leader, SQMS, S. I recommend he be awarded the M. El Alamein 1942 – Afrika Corps Germans in Panzer IV surrender to British Tommies Norman William Ernest Smith was born in Bath on 28 March 1910. He joined the 11th Hussars in December 1929, and was promoted to Lance-Corporal in March 1931; Corporal in August 1932; Lance-Sergeant in October 1934; and Sergeant in June 1937. He served with the Regiment in pre-War Palestine, and was promoted to Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant in March 1941 and Warrant Officer Class II in March 1942. Recommended for the M. In April 1943, he was promoted to Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant in June 1943, and was awarded the M. For his services in North Africa during push from El Alamein to Tripoli. According to his service record he served in the I. (Inter Services Research Bureau) from 1942 to 1945, also known as Station X, which was a secret British Special Operations Executive factory making special weapons and equipment during the War, very “Hush Hush”. Ian Flemming’s inspiration for MI5 “Q” Branch in James Bond stories. InStation “X” tools of the Spy trade WW2 This S. Factory produced important espionage equipment ranging from the Welbike (Motorised mini-bike in kit form) used by Paratroopers to the Welrod pistols (Agents silenced pistol). On Smiths gravestone there is reference to C. (Croix De Guerre) and D. Being placed after his name which may suggest he earned French awards for the War. Station “X” developed the “WELBIKE” for Paras – drop in tube and assemble motorbike in minutes!! Smith re-engaged in the army October 1950 to complete 2 more years to serve total 22 years with the colours and get his full pension? And was dismissed from service by general cout martial in October 1952, automatic discharge possibly due to breaking civil law and not military law, “serving penal servitude” needs further research, “Cause of discharge “Para 390 (xii) (B) QR 1940 he was allowed to keep his medals as he did not break military law. He died in May 1980 in hospital, Sutton, South London, (heart problem) comes with a quantity of research, various letters, copy records, birth, marriage, death certificates and picture of soldier etc, very interesting story for further research. Auctiva gets you noticed! Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “MBE WW2 medals GSM Palestine LS GC Africa Star El Alamein SOE Station X Weapons” is in sale since Thursday, December 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Other World War I Militaria”. The seller is “theonlineauctionsale” and is located in Leamington Spa. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945

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Set of 3 WW1 Medals Star Medal Victory Medal War Medal 1914-1918

Set of 3 WW1 Medals Star Medal Victory Medal War Medal 1914-1918

Set of 3 WW1 Medals Star Medal Victory Medal War Medal 1914-1918

Set of 3 WW1 Medals Star Medal Victory Medal War Medal 1914-1918

Set of 3 WW1 Medals Star Medal Victory Medal War Medal 1914-1918

Set of 3 WW1 Medals Star Medal Victory Medal War Medal 1914-1918

Set of 3 WW1 Medals Star Medal Victory Medal War Medal 1914-1918

Set of 3 WW1 Medals Star Medal Victory Medal War Medal 1914-1918

Set of 3 WW1 Medals Star Medal Victory Medal War Medal 1914-1918

Set of 3 WW1 Medals Star Medal Victory Medal War Medal 1914-1918

Set of 3 WW1 Medals Star Medal Victory Medal War Medal 1914-1918

Star Medal 1914-15 1047 DMR A. Victory Medal The Great War for Civilisation 1914 – 1919 1047 PTE. The item “Set of 3 WW1 Medals Star Medal Victory Medal War Medal 1914-1918″ is in sale since Wednesday, November 14, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\1914 – 1918 (WWI)”. The seller is “kosta_gold_and_diamonds” and is located in Brisbane, QLD. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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Medals group 1WW and 2WW RAF Long Service 14th London Regt to Wing Commander RAF

Medals group 1WW and 2WW RAF Long Service 14th London Regt to Wing Commander RAF

British War and Victory Medals, 1939/45 Defence and War Medals, Coronation Medal King George VI, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Air Force GV to Wing Commander Christopher Laurie, Royal Air Force late Private, 14th Battalion London Regiment (London Scottish) born in Edinburgh in 1899. Applying for Pilot, Royal Flying Corps, he was appointed Flying Cadet 15th November 1917 and joined Farnborough 20th November 1917. On 29th January 1918 he was transferred to the Gordon Highlanders for posting to 1st Battalion 14th London Regiment (London Scottish) and served in France with this Battalion as a Private soldier. Post Armistice he attested for the Royal Air Force and served in the Equipment Branch. Commissioned Pilot Officer from Warrant Officer 29th February 1940, promoted War Service Flight Lieutenant 1st December 1942 and Acting Squadron Leader, later promoted Wing Commander, he retired retaining the rank of Wing Commander 10th December 1945. He died in Kensington, London in 1979. British War and Victory Medals named. S-20662 Pte C Laurie 14-Lond R. 1939/45 Defence and War Medals. Coronation Medal King George VI 1937. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Royal Air Force GV named. 342198 F/Sgt C Laurie RAF. With copy Medal Index Card, Medal roll entries for BWM/Vict and Coronation Medal, extracts from the London Gazette and other on line records. Christopher Laurie was born at 26 Dublin Street, Edinburgh 3rd June 1899, applying for Pilot, Royal Flying Corps, he was appointed Flying Cadet 15th November 1917 having been fit for Pilot training and joined Farnborough 20th November 1917. Post Armistice he attested for the Royal Air Force (342198) and served in the Equipment Branch, he was awarded the King George VI Coronation Medal 1937 whilst serving as a Flight Sergeant, RAF Middle East. The 1939 Register records he is a Warrant Officer RAF residing with his wife Elsie (married at Winchester in 1922) at 17 The Drove, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Commissioned Pilot Officer from Warrant Officer 29th February 1940 (London Gazette 7th May 1940 page 2725), promoted War Service Flight Lieutenant 1st December 1942 (London Gazette 12th February 1943 page 753) and Acting Squadron Leader, later promoted Wing Commander, he retired retaining the rank of Wing Commander 10th December 1945 (London Gazette 25th March 1947 page 1385). The item “Medals group 1WW and 2WW RAF Long Service 14th London Regt to Wing Commander RAF” is in sale since Sunday, August 18, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “jcollinsmedals” and is located in Shanklin. This item can be shipped worldwide.

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