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An Excellent OBE group to Group Captain C. Walter, O.B.E. Royal Air Force, trained Polish Pilots during WW2, a long career as a Pilot, formerly with the Royal Naval Air Service
Officer of the Order of the British Empire, OBE, Military, King and Queen. British War Medal and Victory Medal both named to 2nd Lieutenant C. Walter, Royal Air Force. 1939-45 Star, Defence Medal and War Medal 39-45, with mention in despatches oak leaf emblem. Coronation Medal 1937, unnamed as issued. With set of matching miniatures. Also with Polish Pilot badge, and forwarding letter ‘In token of your valuable contribution of training of the Polish Air Force, I have the honour to send you the honorary badge of the Polish Air Force.’ Signed by Major General Ujejski. OBE, London Gazette 1st January 1941, MID London Gazette 1st January 1942. Cyril Walter was born on 6th January 1900, the son of Walter Jackson Walter (a member of the Stock Exchange) and Florence Mary Walter. He was baptised on 4th February 1900. In 1901 the family lived at 90 Gleneagle Road, Streatham, London. In 1911 Cyril was a boarder with his brother Eric at Stubbington House preparatory school. Cyril joined the University College School O.T.C. Hampstead as a Private, 19th December 1915. In civilian life he was an apprentice engineer, at the Sunbeam Motor Car Company, Upper Villers Street, Wolverhampton. On 28th October 1917 he was appointed a Temporary Probation Flying Officer with the Royal Naval Air Service at Greenwich. His next of kin being named as his father. He transferred to R.N.A.S. Station Eastbourne of 28th January 1918 for a period of two months, before moving to R.N.A.S. Station at Cranwell on 20th March 1918 for training as a Pilot. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant (Aeroplane Officer) in the Royal Air Force with effect 29th March 1918 (Air Force List 1919 confirms). He was borne as additional on HMS Pegasus (Aircraft Carrier) from 10th July 1918. He remained with Pegasus until being posted to R.A.F. Station Leuchars on 27th January 1919. During his WW1 service his records show that he flew D.H.6’s; Avro (80 gnome) and B.E. 2c’s. Appointed HMS Argus (Aircraft Carrier on 7th April 1919), HMS Resolution (Battleship on 6th June 1919) and HMS Furious (Aircraft Carrier on 2nd September 1919). He then transferred to another Aircraft Carrier on 7th September 1919, where he witnessed the mutiny in Copenhagen. Full details of which are given with research included with the group. Walter was returned to England and placed on the unemployed list on 24th December 1919. Cyril retuned from St. John, New Brunswick, Canada on SS Montlaurier (Canadian Pacific Line) to Liverpool on 20th December 1924 and re-entered the Royal Air Force being a Flying Officer with effect 1st July 1925. He was promoted to Flight Lieutenant with effect 21st February 1927 and Squadron Leader with effect 6th January 1937. He was promoted from Squadron Leader to Wing Commander with effect 1st January 1940. He was promoted from Wing Commander to Group Captain with effect 1st December 1941. He retired 8th March 1946, having served nearly twenty-three years. He served with 24th Squadron 21st February 1927 at Northolt. 207th Squadron at Bircham Newton and Eastchurch from 14th January 1932. 84th Squadron at Shaibah on 4th October 1932. As Commanding Officer of 17th Squadron from 6th January 1939. 307th Squadron at Exeter (Lwow) Polish Squadron. With full research including London Gazette entries, and details regarding Squadrons served with. Both full size and miniatures mounted loose for wearing, Good very fine

Code: 51426Price: 1800.00 GBP


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British Empire Medal, Eliz II, civil, with emblem for gallantry
named to Semisi Matakibau. BEM, London Gazette 19th May 1972. (Special Constable Semisi Matakibau, Royal Fiji Police.) ‘At about 4pm on 15th November 1971 whilst off duty and at home Special Constable Semisi Matakibau was informed by his young son that a fight was taking place in the street nearby. Semisi, who was in civilian clothes, immediately went to investigate and found a group of about a hundred people gathered on the roadway. On approaching the crowd one of them recognised him and in an agitated way told him that someone was fighting and using a dagger. Semisi pushed his way through the crowd and saw a youth holding a dagger. Close to him was another young man who was bleeding from a stab wound. Semisi told the crowd to stand back and he approached the armed man and told him that he was a Police Officer. The youth shouted back at him in a defiant manner and Semisi stepped forward and attempted to take the dagger from him. The youth lunged at Semisi and cut him on the wrist. Members of the crowd at this stage were shouting warnings to Semisi that the young man had already stabbed another person. Semisi again approached the man ordering him to give him the knife when the youth suddenly lunged at him and stabbed him in the stomach. Semisi grabbed the youth and overpowered him by tripping him up. He arrested him and requested one of the by-standers to ring the Police Station. Semisi was admitted to hospital suffering from a stab wound in the stomach which was 3 inches deep. He was discharged from hospital after 2 weeks’ treatment.’ With copy London Gazette details, this was one of only 18 Civil BEM’s for Gallantry awarded in 1972 very rare award.
Condition 1Nearly extremely fine

Code: 51477Price: 975.00 GBP


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Matthew Boulton’s Medal for the Battle of Trafalgar 1805
specimen in copper by C.H. Kuchler, uniformed bust of Nelson left, rev., a view of the naval engagement ‘England expects every man will do his duty’ on ribbon above. Edge impressed ‘To the Heroes of Trafalgar from M. Boulton’. 48mm. Minor Marks, Extremely fine

Code: 51442Price: 700.00 GBP


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A Royal Victorian Medal and Long Service Group to E.A.1. F.J. Young, H.M. Yacht Victoria and Albert.
1914-15 Star named to M.7741 F.J. Young, E.A.4, Royal Navy. British War Medal and Victory Medal both named to M-7741 F.J. Young, E.A.3., Royal Navy. Jubilee Medal 1935, unnamed as issued. Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo V, named to M.7741 F.J. Young, E.A.1, His Majesty’s Yacht Victoria and Albert. Royal Victorian Medal, Geo V, unnamed as issued. Frederick James Young, a farmer from Warley in Essex, born 31st October 1892. With research including images of the Royal Yacht. An unusual group with the LSGC named to HMY Victoria and Albert and the Royal Victorian Medal. Loose-mounted. (6) Good very fine

Code: 51415Price: 650.00 GBP


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A scarce Meritorious Service Medal group to Farrier Sergeant P. Hunt, Royal Engineers
1914-15 Star (40395 Far.Sjt. P. Hunt, R.E.).British War Medal and Victory Medal (40395 Sjt. P. Hunt, R.E.). Meritorious Service Medal, Geo V (40395 Far.Sjt. P. Hunt. R.E.) With copy Medal Index Card to France as Far Sjt. 11th May 1915. Copy London Gazette 17th January 1919, confirming the award of the MSM to 40395 Far-Sjt Hunt.P. 64th Fd.Coy (Eastleigh, Hants). Scarce award of a MSM to a Farrier Serjeant. (4) Good very fine

Code: 51419Price: 300.00 GBP


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A Mons Trio and Bar to Private J. Spalding, 1st Gordon Highlanders, wounded in action.
1914 Star, with copy 5th Aug-22nd Nov bar, named to 3-7196 Private J. Spalding, 1st Gordon Highlanders. British War Medal and Victory Medal both named to 3-7196 Private J. Spalding, Gordons. Discharged having been wounded and having had his right arm amputated on 13th February 1915. With copy discharge certificate. Loose-mounted for display. (3) Good very fine

Code: 51414Price: 225.00 GBP


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A Great War and later Group of Five awarded to Edward John Shakespeare, Royal Field Artillery.
1914 Star and bar (48319 Dvr. E.J. Shakespeare. R.F.A.), British War Medal and Victory Medal (A-Cpl. R.A.), Defence Medal, Imperial Service Medal, George VI type 2 (Edward John Shakespeare), last in Royal Mint case of issue, with original Central Chancery certificate with related ribbon bar, dog tags (2), Home Guard cloth sleeve tag and lapel badges and copied research (5) Imperial Service Medal: London Gazette: 28 April 1950 (Postman, London Postal Region). Very fine or better

Code: 51416Price: 180.00 GBP


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A World War Two Campaign Group to Major D.F. Crosthwaite, Durham Light Infantry
1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 39-45, Coronation Medal 1953, all unnamed as issued. With related miniatures, three identity discs and Warrant of Appointment as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Durham Light Infantry, dated 29th August 1930. With copy 1911 census details, born in 1910 in Fermoy, Cork, but the Birth was registered in Colchester (No.6 Oxford Road, Colchester). Spent some time serving in West Africa (Nigeria and Ghana) between 1930 and 1936. Married (in Brentford District) in 1944, retired in 1960 as a Honorary Lieutenant Colonel. (7+7) Good very fine

Code: 51422Price: 145.00 GBP


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Indian Police Medal
George VI, for Meritorious Service (Frederick Crosby, Inspr. of Police. U.P.), Gazette of India: 1 January 1947: ‘Frederick Crossly [sic] Reserve Inspector (Retired) Aligarh United Provinces.’ Apparently awarded to recognise Crosby’s intervention in an attack on a Government official. In protecting the official, Crosby suffered an injury to his cheek resulting in a permanent scar. In case of issue, Extremely fine

Code: 51429Price: 475.00 GBP


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An Officers Minesweeping Group to Sub-Lieutenant E.A. Noden, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, War Medal 39-45, all unnamed as issued. Naval General Service Medal 1915-62, Geo VI, clasp Minesweeping 1945-51 named to Sub-Lieutenant E.A. Noden, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Appointed Temporary Electrical Sub Lieutenant on 17th January 1945. With research, including research regarding the Royal Naval Patrol Service. Court-mounted for wear. (4) Nearly extremely fine


Code: 51417Price: 375.00 GBP

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