​ A very fine Second World War North Africa 1st Army, Italy and post-war Palestine Jewish Revolt, 1959 Efficiency Decoration and Cadet Forces Medal group awarded to Lieutenant Colonel S.C. Parker, Sherwood Foresters, late Royal Berkshire Regiment and Territorial Army, later Army Cadet Force and Combined Cadet Force, who was in command of the Abingdon School Contingent of the Army Cadet Force Junior Training Corps later CCF from July 1946 through to September 1978, being awarded the Efficiency Decoration in the London Gazette for 17th March 195

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Condition: the sixth is a late claim, Good Very Fine.
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A very fine Second World War North Africa 1st Army, Italy and post-war Palestine Jewish Revolt, 1959 Efficiency Decoration and Cadet Forces Medal group awarded to Lieutenant Colonel S.C. Parker, Sherwood Foresters, late Royal Berkshire Regiment and Territorial Army, later Army Cadet Force and Combined Cadet Force, who was in command of the Abingdon School Contingent of the Army Cadet Force Junior Training Corps later CCF from July 1946 through to September 1978, being awarded the Efficiency Decoration in the London Gazette for 17th March 1959.  

Group of 8: 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star with 1st Army Clasp; Italy Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; General Service Medal 1918-1962, GVI 1st type bust, 1 Clasp: Palestine 1945-48; (CAPT. S.C. PARKER FORESTERS) - this a late claim; Efficiency Decoration, EIIR Cypher, reverse dated 1959, with Territorial top bar; Cadet Forces Medal, EIIR Dei.Grat. bust; (MAJOR S.C. PARKER TD CCF)

Condition: the sixth is a late claim, Good Very Fine.

Edinburgh University Prize Medal in Bronze, awarded to S.C. Parker for ‘Final Honours French’ in 1933 to 1934, this housed in its fitted presentation case.

Stuart Crawford Parker was born on 13th September 1913, and having been educated at Edinburgh University, where he gained a degree in French, with the outbreak of the Second World War, was then commissioned into the Territorial Army as a 2nd Lieutenant (No.180646) with the Royal Berkshire Regiment.
Parker was promoted to Lieutenant on 1st October 1942, and saw service in North Africa with the 1st Army and then in Italy. As a Captain with the Sherwood Foresters, Parker saw service in Palestine during the Jewish Revolt, and on 31st July 1946 was posted to the Army Cadet Force Junior Training Corps in command of the Abingdon School Contingent. Promoted to Acting Major on 11th April 1951, Parker was awarded the Efficiency Decoration in the London Gazette for 17th March 1959, and then relinquished his commission in the Regular Army Reserve of Officers on 1st July 1960, being granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant.
Parker then joined the Combined Cadet Force as a Major, and still with Abingdon School, was subsequently awarded the Cadet Forces Medal, and on resigning his commission on 13th September 1978 was granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Parker died in Oxford in 1981.


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