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Lieutenant J.S. Wingate, a Military Cross winner with the Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps in Italy, with an excellent citation.Military Cross, Geo VI, the reverse dated 1944. 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, War Medal 39-45, all unnamed as issued. MC with box of issue. With typed condolence slip named to Lieutenant J.S. Wingate. An original citation ‘Lieutenant Wingate was a Troop Commander in the attack on the San Salvo feature on the 3rd November 1943. On arriving at the objective , his tank was hit by enemy anti-personnel shot and sustained superficial damage. Being unable to locate the gun, Lieutenant Wingate withdrew to a covered position, dismounted, and made a reconnaissance on foot. He located a German Mark IV Special Tank and, bringing his own tank forward again, engaged the enemy at a range of 300 yards, hitting it three times and setting it on fire. He made numerous reconnaissance’s during the day in order to bring his tank into fire positions from which to engage the enemy. This was made necessary by the fact that the area was dominated from the high ground on Vineyard Hill. When a counter-attack developed, he engaged 12 enemy tanks which were moving towards San Salvo Station, forcing them to withdraw. His own tank was hit again and rendered unbattleworthy. He immediately took over his Troop Corporal’s tank and fought it until ordered to withdraw at last light. On receiving this order, although under heavy machine gun fire, he proceeded to tow his original tank back, but it was hit almost immediately by anti-personnel fire and caught fire. Whilst still under heavy fire he unshackled the tow rope from the burning tank and brought the other one back to his Squadron. Throughout this action, lasting from 0530 hours until 1830 hour, Lieutenant Wingate displayed complete disregard for his personal safety and it was largely due to the action of his Troop that the San Salvo ridge remained in our hands.’ Lieutenant John Sidney Wingate, was later killed aged 20, with the 46th (Liverpool Welsh) Royal Tank Regiment, on 25th January 1944, and was buried at Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio. He was the son of Sidney and Meta Wingate of Marylebone, London. With the group are three original newspaper cuttings, Pink letter dated December 28th from Lt Wingate to his father, Letter from the war office dated March 1944 to Wingate’s father with regard to the Military Cross awarded to his son, Original Military Cross Citation, Letter dated 9th January 1944 congratulating Lt. Wingate on the award of the MC, Original Post-a-gram. Letter dated 5th February 1944 from Lt Col Offord to Wingate’s father, 8 x 10 original photograph of Wingate’s grave with 3 fellow officers, 5 x 7 original photograph of Wingate’s grave with 3 fellow officers, original photograph of Lt. Wingate’s grave, original photograph signed to the reverse of the Royal Tank Regiment, Original college photograph signed to the reverse. Two period photographs of Wingate as a student. Further 3 photographs of Wingate as a young man and an original photograph of his father, handwritten letter to his father forwarding some cigarettes (the cigarettes are included in this group), original portrait photograph of Wingate in desert shirt as a Lt. with Royal Tank Corp Beret, Christmas greetings card from 46th Battalion, RTR, Liverpool Welsh. Original letter from the War Office enclosing the photograph of Wingate. An excellent group with a lot of original paperwork. (4) Good very fine
Scarce Crimea Medal with box of issue to the Black WatchCrimea Medal, three clasps, Alma, Balaklava and Sebastopol, named in officially impressed style to C. Cook, 42nd Regiment. Charles Cook 42nd Foot (Black Watch) Died in the Crimea at Balaklava on the 25th December 1854. (Stuarts Roll of the 42nd 1801-1911. With exceptionally scarce cardboard box of issue for the Crimea Medal, with copy medal roll. Nearly extremely fine
Code: 50919Price: 1450.00 GBP
Group of five Ox and Bucks L.I./Devon Regt with scarce Elandslaagte clasp to QSA wounded Roodekop 1901 Sergeant G.H. Beer, Ox and Bucks Light Infantry, late Devon Regiment. India General Service Medal 1895, two clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 and Tirah
1897-98 (3384 Pte G.H. Beer, 1st Ba, Devon Regt). Queens South Africa Medal, five clasps, Cape Colony, Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith, Orange Free State and Belfast (3384 CPL G.H. BEER. DEVON REGT). Kings South Africa Medal, two clasps, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 (3384 CORPL G.H.
BEER. DEVON REGT). British War Medal and Victory Medal (25632 SJT G.H. BEER.
OXF & BUCKS. L.I.). Wounded at Roodekop on 17th October 1901,whilst serving with 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. With copy medal index cards and medal rolls. Loose-mounted. (5)
Good very fine/nearly extra fine.
IGS 1895 group of three to an Assistant Surgeon Assistant Surgeon G.H. King, Indian Medical Department. India General Service Medal 1895, VR, clasp Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (Asstt Surgn G.H. King. I.S.M.D.) 1914 Star (2.A.Surgn G.H. King, I.S.M.D.) British War Medal and Victory Medal (Asst-Sgn G.H. King, I.M.D.) Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo V, (1st Cl.A Asst. Surgn G.H. King, I.S.M. Dept).
With MIC confirming BWM/VICTORY awarded by the Government of India.
Born 27th February 1897 Assistant Surgeon Indian Medical Service No 5 Co. A.B.C.Mhow.
Medal loose mounted for wear.
(5) Good very fine
Lieutenant William Middleton Wallace, Royal Flying Corps, late 5th Battalion, Rifle Brigade, a Scottish Rugby International, killed on 22nd August 1915.1914 Star (2. LIEUT W.M. WALLACE. RIF. BRIG) British War Medal and Victory Medal (LIEUT W.M. WALLACE). Memorial Plaque (WILLIAM MIDDLETON WALLACE). Plaque in original cardboard holder, and in addition with an A5 sized black and white photo. Lieutenant William Middleton Wallace, Rifle Brigade, killed 22nd August 1915, whilst serving with Royal Flying Corps and 5th Battalion, Rifle Brigade, he is buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez. William Wallace was born in Edinburgh on the 23rd September 1892. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy from 1899 to 1912 before moving on to King’s College Cambridge where he remained until the 15th July 1915. While at the Academy he played full back for their XV (becoming Vice-Captain in 1912) and cricket for the Academy XI (wicket-keeper) becoming Captain of the XI in 1911. He won the Bradburn Shield for best all-round athlete in 1910. The Burma Cup for the highest number of wins in the school sports of 1912. He also won the fives cup in 1910, was in the Gymnasium Eight in 1911 and created the school High-Jump Record (5 feet 5 inches) in 1911. Not surprisingly Wallace was considered to be one of the most versatile schoolboy athletes of his generation. After going up to King’s College Cambridge he played so well in the Freshmen’s match that his place as full back on the Varsity side against Oxford in 1912 was assured. In 1913 and despite a serious wrist injury, picked up while playing at Newport during the Lent term, he was selected again. With the selectors watching on Wallace’s splendid fielding, long kicking (with either foot) and confident style led him to his selection for the National XV of Scotland. He went on to play against England in 1913 and 1914 and against Wales and Ireland in 1914. During these years Wallace was considered to be the best full back in the United Kingdom. It was said of Wallace that he was too cool, too daring, over confident. That was his way. He did everything, from driving a motor to wicket-keeping, as though nothing mattered and as if nobody was quite as good as he. This was not due to conceit, but to sheer self-confidence of the right type. Wallace left for France on 11th September 1914 having been gazetted into the Rifle Brigade in August of that year. Wallace saw action with the Rifle Brigade at the Battle of the Aisne, Felinghien and Ploegsteery Wood. Leaving the Rifle Brigade Wallace became an observer with No.2 Squadron R.F.C. on 14th February 1915 seeing further action at Neuve Chapelle, Aubers, Rue d’Ouvery as well as numerous other actions with the Armentieres-La Bassee area. While with 2 Squadron Wallace served with William Barnard Rhodes-Moorhouse who had joined the Squadron in March 1915 and was to with the RFC (later RAF) first VC on the 26th April 1915 at Kortrikj, Belgium alas dying from his wounds the following day. By July 1915 Wallace had become the Senior Observer within his Squadron and on the 21st July 1915 he was promoted to Lieutenant. Wallace died while he was engaged in photographic reconnaissance. His plane a B.E.2c number 2034 being flown by his friend 2/Lieut C. Gallie, was shot down by anti-aircraft gunfire, and was said by one eye witness to have fallen like a stone at a place called Sainghin in France. Both men were buried close to their fallen place. It was said of Wallace that he was the first undergraduate to go into action. Although this would be difficult to prove he certainly would have been one of the first. His obituary in the Academy Chronicle of October 1915 said this of him: ‘His success as an athlete was partly due to his natural ability at all games, but more especially to the inherent qualities of his character. First and foremost, I should put it down to his great self-reliance and coolness-qualities which were apparent in him, not only when playing games, but also in the course of his everyday life… None who ever saw him play will easily forget his beautiful touch-kicking or his reliableness under difficulties, but what impressed the spectator most was the fact he was always cool and collected, that nothing seemed to put him out, and that he never knew when his side was beaten.’ All these qualities are essential in a full-back and Wallace possessed them to a high degree, no one that ever saw him play could ever deny that. After the war Wallace’s body together was his pilot Charles Gallie and 3,187 other British and Commonwealth dead were re-interned together at the Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez. There gave number being XII.D.11. The German Government later returned his dog tags together with three photographs and his cigarette case to his father via the American Embassy. He is also commemorated at Kings College, Cambridge. International Games: 15th March 1913 – England 3 – Scotland 0 (Twickenham), 7th February 1914 – Wales 24 – Scotland 5 (National Stadium, Cardiff), 28th February 1914 – Ireland 6 – Scotland 0 (Lansdowne Road, Dublin), 21st March 1914 – Scotland 15 – England 16 (Inverleith) There is both a book and a film coming out about this man the film is being made by the BBC the title being "Into Touch" this is also the same name of the book. The book is due for publication on the 20th March 2014 the full title being "Into Touch" Rugby Internationals Killed In The Great War by Nigel McCrery. Nearly extremely fine
Code: 50918Price: 2950.00 GBP
MGS-1793-1814-8 claspsMilitary Gerneral Service 1793-1814. -8 clasps
Fuentes D’onor/Ciudad Rodrigo/Badajoz/
Alexr Smylie Corpl 94th Foot. 2nd Bn Connanght Rangers. Confirmed on roll for all clasps Provenance.; Payne collection Oakley collection 1953- Phillips collection 1965- with copy roll pages.
Code: 50903Price: 3500.00 GBP
1805 Boulton's Trafalgar Medalin white metal. Housed in glass circular disc with metal edges with loop suspender with blue ribbion. Medal is an excellent example having being housed in a glass disc has not suffered from any handling.
Good Extra fine condition
Code: 50904Price: 750.00 GBP
Rare group of three for Air Operations Iraq to an Officer :Flight Lieutenant M.W. Rickard, Royal Air Force.Campaign Service Medal 1962, clasp Air Operations Iraq (FG OFF M W RICKARD RAF). NATO Medal, clasp Former Yugoslavia, Queens Golden Jubilee Medal. Commissioned in the Royal Air Force as a Flying Officer on the 6th April 1995, he served in the Administration Branch (Secretarial). As Flying Officer Mark Rickard in the summer of 1998, he was posted to Headquarters Command Task Force Base, at Incirlik, located approximately 7.5 miles east of Adana, a city with a population of over one million, and is the fourth largest city in Turkey.
Serving there for some months, as the Detachment Officer for the R.A.F.
Tornado force based there. Operation Northern Watch. Operation Northern Watch was an ongoing mission of enforcing a ‘No Fly Zone’ in Northern Iraq.
The Northern NFZ operates north of the 36th Patrallel, and was established in April 1991 six weeks after the end of the Gulf War, as a part of Operation Provide Comfort to offer humanitarian assistance to Iraq’s Kurdish population. The project is now known as Operation Northern Watch and the RAF as Operation Warden, the zones are patrolled almost daily, by US and UK air forces. Flying Officer Mark Rickard, received a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’
for ‘Outstanding Contribution on support of the Northern Iraq security and humanitarian relief effort during Operation Northern Watch and Operation Warden.’ Signed by Group Captain Turner R.A.F. (Commander British Forces, Operation Warden), and Brigadier General Lamontagne, USAF (Co-Commander, Combined Task Force, Operation Northern Watch.) Certificate with the group along with coloured group photograph showing Rickard 3rd from left.
Also with coloured certificate confirming award of the Nato medal for operations in Relation to Kosovo.
dated 16th April 1999-8th July 2000.
Coloured map of area of Operation Northern Watch.
Shoulder Patch Operation Northern Watch.
Pair of epaulettes and RAF cloth cap badge.With matching miniatures.
Code: 50897Price: 1150.00 GBP
A Second World War B.E.M. group of twelve to Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer T.G. Hallahan, Royal Navy. British Empire Medal Geo VI, (S.B. C.P.O. Thomas G. Hallahan. D/M 7878) British War Medal and Victory Medal (M.7878 T.G. Hallahan, P.S.B.A. R.N.) 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal and War Medal 39-45 (unnamed). Queens Korea Medal
(D/M7878 T.G. Hallahan B.E.M., S.B.C.P.O., R.N.). United Nations Medal for Korea. Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo V (M.78787 T.C. Hallahan. L.S.B.A. H.M.S. Vivid)
British Empire Medal, 1st January 1948.
Work began on building an airfield at Anthorn for the Fleet Air Arm in late 1943, with Royal Naval Air Station Anthorn, or HMS Nuthatch opening on 7th September 1944, with three tarmac runways. It was the base of No.1 Aircraft Receipt and Despatch Unit (No.1 ARDU), which had the job of receiving aircraft fresh from manufacturers, modifying them to Service standards and despatching them to operational squadrons, with the unit specialising in the Vaught F4U Corsair. No.1 ARDU continued to operate from Anthorn following the end of the Second World War, while a number of Fleet Air Arm Squadrons were also based at the airfield in the immediate post war years. The airbase shut in 1958. Condition GVF/NEF
Kapral Michal Szwed, Polish Forces, a Monte Cassino veteran.Polish Cross of Merit, 3rd Class, unnamed as issued. Poland Army Medal for 1939-45. Monte Cassino Cross, numbered 35484. 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal and War Medal 39-45, all unnamed as issued. Michal Szwed was born on 9th April 1912 at Komarowicy, district of Dobromil, Poland, youngest son of Nikoli and Tekla Szwed. I went to the school at Nowemiasto until I was 14. I then worked on my fathers farm for seven years until September 1933 when I joined the Polish Army for 2 years National Service. I then went back to work on my Fathers farm. I was deported to Russia in 1940 to Kiev and then via Moscow to a labour camp somewhere near the Finnish Border. General Anders declined to fight for the Russians and we all went mainly by boat to Persia about January 1941. Wethen went to Iraq where we were formed into the 7th Anti-Tank Regiment, Polish Armoured Brigade. From Iraq we went to Israel and then to Egypy. We went to Italy next and fought up to Monte Casino and up through Italy until May 1945. In August 1946 we sailed from Italy to Glasgow and from there to Ty Croes Camp, near Holyhead, North Wales, then to Baron Hill Camp, Beaumaris, Anglesey where he was discharged from the Polish Army Resettlement Corps on 6th January 1948 with the rank of Corporal. I was issued with an Aliens Certificate of Registration, No. 1013570 at Holyhead on 26th June 1947 and started to work at Dinas, Quarries, Beaumaris for about 2 years. He also later worked as a Chef and a Miner, marrying Marie Aird, on 5th March 1954 at Morpeth Registry Office. With original Polish identity document, certificates, Polish cap badge. Original Soldiers Service and Pay Book, portrait photograph in uniform and a number of other photographs of Szwed with his colleagues in Africa and Italy. Loose-mounted. (7) Good very fine
Code: 50917Price: 850.00 GBP
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