London Medal Company Blog - Group of 3: East and West Afr.

Group of 3: East and West Africa Medal 1887-1900, 1 Clasp: Benin 1897; (LIEUT. B. STEEL, R.N.R., H.M.S. FORTE); Transport Medal 1899-1902, 1 Clasp: S.Africa 1899-1902; (B. STEEL); Royal Naval Reserve

The historically important West Africa Benin 1897 Expedition, South Africa Boer War White State Line Troop Transport Vessel Chief Officer,1909 Royal Naval Reserve Decoration and loss of the Titanic connection group awarded to Commander Benjamin Steel, R.D., Royal Naval Reserve, who worked as an Officer for the White Star Line from 1894 through to 1927, having been aboard the cruiser Forte during the Benin 1897 Expedition, he was Chief Officer of the liner Majestic during... Read More

18 December 2018

London Medal Company Blog - Knight Commander of the Order.

Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath, Bailiff Grand Cross of the Order of Saint John and League of Mercy group awarded to Colonel Sir C.W. Murray

Group of 18: The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Commander, K.C.B., Civil Division, neck badge and breast star, silver, silver-gilt and enamels, the neck badge bearing hallmarks for London and date letter ‘r’ for 1912; Order of Saint John, Bailiff Grand Cross, Sash Badge and Breast Star set, silver-gilt and enamel; Order of Saint John, Knight of Justice neck badge and breast star set, silver-gilt and enamel; Order of the League of Mercy, silver-gilt and enamels; South Africa... Read More

Second Afghanistan War Zulu War Mentioned in Despatches Afghanistan Order of Saint John Bechuanaland South Africa Order Of Osmanie Harles Gloucestershire Regiment
18 December 2017

London Medal Company Blog - The exceptional Second World .

The exceptional Second World War Deck Carrier Wildcat & Hellcat Pilot’s 1942 Operation Pedestal and Operation Torch, 1943 Pacific Operation Cartwheel and 1945 Operation Iceberg

The exceptional Second World War Deck Carrier Fighter Pilot’s Mediterranean 1942 Operation Pedestal and Operation Torch, 1943 Pacific Operation Cartwheel and 1945 Operation Iceberg Distinguished Service Cross and 1958 Jet Pilot Instructor’s Air Force Cross and QCVSA group awarded to Wing Commander P.D.C. Street, Royal Air Force later Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, one of the very first carrier pilot’s to achieve 1000 deck landings in 1944, he claimed kills against German, Italian and Japanese... Read More

Street Operation Pedestal DSC Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Royal Air Force Air Force Cross Aircraft Carrier Pilot Operation Cartwheel Pacific Royal Navy Operation Iceberg Distinguished Service Cross Jet Pilot Instructor Operation Torch Mediterranean Indomitable Wildcat Fleet Air Arm Okinawa Berkshire Grumman Martlet Battle of Okinawa Deck Carrier Fighter Pilot 760 Squadron Hellcat Reading Queen’s Commendation for Valuabl 761 Naval Air Squadron 782 Naval Air Squadron Patrick Dennis Collins Street Victorious Meteor jet Petty Officer Pilot Saratoga Speaker Hunter Jet Malta Convoy Sakishima Islands Central Fighter Establishment British Pacific Fleet Martlet AFC
19 September 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Second World War Fighter Comm.

Second World War Fighter Command Battle of Malta, Crete, Cos, and Normandy operations Hurricane and Spitfire Pilot’s Distinguished Flying Cross and log book group awarded to Flight Lieutenant T.H. Bat

The very fine Second World War Fighter Command Battle of Malta, Crete, Cos, and Normandy operations Hurricane and Spitfire Pilot’s Distinguished Flying Cross and log book group awarded to Flight Lieutenant T.H. Bates, Royal Air Force, who flew on a remarkable 240 operational sorties in fighters with both 185 Squadron and 74 Trinidad Squadron – the Tigers, between 1941 and 1944, he accounted for 1 enemy aircraft destroyed, another damaged, and at least 10 motor transport vehicles and a... Read More

Fighter Command Malta Battle of Malta Crete Cos Normandy Hurricane Spitfire pilot
01 August 2017

London Medal Company Blog - The superb Great War Battle o.

The superb Great War Battle of the Somme 1916 Military Medal and Mentioned in Despatches group awarded to Sergeant later 2nd Lieutenant A.T. Coles, 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment.

The superb Great War Battle of the Somme 1916 Military Medal and Mentioned in Despatches group awarded to Sergeant later 2nd Lieutenant A.T. Coles, 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, a pre-war member of the Volunteer and Territorial Force, he served on the Western Front from March 1915, and as a signaller, distinguished himself in November 1915, and then again during the Battle of the Somme, showing “conspicuous gallantry in action when on many occasions he repaired and... Read More

Somme Battle of the Somme Military Medal Mention in Despatches Territorial Force Coles 1st/6th Battalion
11 July 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Great War Somme 1916 Distingu.

Great War Somme 1916 Distinguished Service Order, Mashonaland 1897, and Second Boer War group awarded to Major C. A. R. Pryce, D.S.O

The historically outstanding Great War Somme 1916 Distinguished Service Order, Mashonaland 1897, and Second Boer War group awarded to Major C. A. R. Pryce, D.S.O., Royal Field Artillery, onetime colonial policeman, mercenary and Hollywood star, whose remarkable life is recounted in Gringo Revolutionary, he having briefly taken hold of Baja California in Mexico when a mercenary, he famously lit dynamite sticks with a cigar and threw them at the enemy.  

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Somme
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Second World War Battle of Br.

Second World War Battle of Britain Czech fighter pilot's quadruple Czech War Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Medaille Militaire group awarded to Flight Lieutenant J. Keprt, D.F.C

The outstanding Second World War Battle of Britain Czech fighter pilots quadruple Czech War Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Medaille Militaire group awarded to Flight Lieutenant J. Keprt, D.F.C., Royal Air Force, late Czechoslovakian and French Air Force, credited with 1 kill, 2 shared, 1 probable, and 1 damaged, spanning the fall of France, the Battle of Britain, the Dieppe raid, the Normandy landings and the Arnhem / Nijmegen jumps.        

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Czechoslovakia
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Great War 1917 'K Class' Subm.

Great War 1917 'K Class' Submarine Service Distinguished Service Medal and long service group awarded to Petty Officer (Torpedo Gunners Mate) F.L. Hulance

A fine and rare Great War 1917 'K Class' Submarine Service Distinguished Service Medal and long service group awarded to Petty Officer (Torpedo Gunners Mate) F.L. Hulance, Royal Navy, a qualfied diver, who served with submarine's for ten years from 1909 through to 1919, and right through the Great War, operating in the North Sea aboard the submarine D7 from 1914 to 1915, D8 from 1915 to 1916, K2 from 1917, and F3 from 1918-1919.

Group of 5: Distinguished Service Medal, GVR bust;... Read More

Submarine Service
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Sudan Battle of Atbara April .

Sudan Battle of Atbara April 1898 Distinguished Conduct Medal, Boer War, Jubaland and Somaliland 1901 operations

The outstanding and unique combination Sudan Battle of Atbara April 1898 Distinguished Conduct Medal, Boer War, Jubaland and Somaliland 1901 operations, and Great War group awarded to Wing Commander one time Brevet Major and also Sergeant G. Hilton, Royal Air Force, late King's Own Scottish Borderers, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and Scots Guards, who won his D.C.M. in Atbara on 8th April 1898 whilst attached to the 12th Battalion, Sudanese Infantry with the Egyptian... Read More

Sudan Battle of Atbara Jubaland and Somaliland
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Naval General Service Medal 1.

Naval General Service Medal 1793-1840, 1 Clasp: Algiers, awarded to Private 2nd Class John Willcox / Wilcox, Royal Marines

A fine unique name on the roll Naval General Service Medal 1793-1840, 1 Clasp: Algiers, awarded to Private 2nd Class John Willcox / Wilcox, Royal Marines, who served aboard the 40 gun Endymion class frigade H.M.S. Severn from 11th March 1816, being present at the bombardment of Algiers on 27th August 1816, though some questionable record keeping has him aboard the 74 gun ship of the line H.M.S. Minden, which was also present.   

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Naval General Service Medal
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - The extremely rare, and only .

The extremely rare, and only available officer's Lincolnshire Regimental Medal for Gallantry in Ireland 1920-1921 awarded to 2nd Lieutenant L. Morley-Turner, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment

The extremely rare, and only available officer's Lincolnshire Regimental Medal for Gallantry in Ireland 1920-1921 awarded to 2nd Lieutenant L. Morley-Turner, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, who was decorated for his gallantry during an ambush at Goldengarden Farm, Tipperary, when he was very seriously wounded in the head and stomach, and it was thought very unlikely that he would survive. This incident led to some unfortunate reprisals by the men of his regiment.  

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Officer's Lincolnshire Regimental MEdal for Gallantry Ireland
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Rare woman's in action with e.

Rare woman's in action with enemy surface raider's British Empire Medal and Lloyds Medal for Bravery at Sea group to Mrs Elizabeth Plumb, First Class Stewardess aboard New Zealand registered liner R.M.S. Rangitane

The superb and rare women's in action with enemy surface raider's British Empire Medal and Lloyds Medal for Bravery at Sea group awarded to Mrs Elizabeth Plumb, First Class Stewardess aboard the New Zealand registered liner R.M.S. Rangitane when she was sunk in the Pacific by the German raiders Komet and Orion and their support ship Kulmerland on 27th November 1940, with her bravery leading the German doctor to state "Don't English women every cry?, she had been suffering from serious... Read More

British Empire Medal Lloyds Medal for Bravery at Sea
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - 1958 R.A.F. Wittering Command.

1958 R.A.F. Wittering Commander's Order of the Bath, Bomber Command Blenheim Pilot's 1940 Hornum Raid Distinguished Flying Cross and United States Legion of Merit group awarded to Air Commodore W.P. Sutcliffe, Royal Air Force

The outstanding and important postwar 1958 R.A.F. Wittering Commander's Order of the Bath, Bomber Command Blenheim Pilot's 1940 Hornum Raid Distinguished Flying Cross and United States Legion of Merit group awarded to Air Commodore W.P. Suttcliffe, Royal Air Force, who won when serving with 101 Squadron performing the daring reconnaissance in the immediate aftermath of the Hornum Raid on 20th March 1940, the first high explosive bomb attack on German soil in the Second World War. He was... Read More

1958 R.A.F. Wittering Commander's Order of the Bath Bomber Command Blenheim Pilot's 1940 Hornum Raid Distinguished Flying Cross
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Eastbourne Blitz George Medal.

Eastbourne Blitz George Medal pair to Alfred Ernest Blackmer, a member of 21st Sussex (Eastbourne) Home Guard, who was decorated for his bravery in working through the night the rescue trapped civilians following the 28/29th September 1940 raid.

An outstanding early Eastbourne Blitz George Medal pair to Alfred Ernest Blackmer, a member of 21st Sussex (Eastbourne) Home Guard, who was decorated for his bravery in working through the night the rescue trapped civilians following the 28/29th September 1940 raid – this despite the proximity of a delayed action bomb and risk of heavy debris from the collapsed building falling on him; Eastbourne being the most raided town in the south-east.

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Eastbourne Blitz George Medal
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Military General Service Meda.

Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, 7 Clasps: Barrosa, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse, awarded to Bugler Henry Finch, 1st Battalion, 28th North Gloucestershire Regiment of Foot

The regimentally unique rank Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, 7 Clasps: Barrosa, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse, awarded to Bugler Henry Finch, 1st Battalion, 28th North Gloucestershire Regiment of Foot, who was present in the raising of the siege of Cadiz in 1811, being present at the battles of Barrosa, and Vittoria, the actions in the Pyrenees, and the battles of Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, and Toulouse, and then finally Waterloo in June 1815.

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Military General Service Medal
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Boer War Rhodesia and Great W.

Boer War Rhodesia and Great War 1919 Order of Saint Michael and Saint George and 1917 Distinguished Service Order group awarded to Lieutenant Colonel R.R. Smyth, C.M.G., D.S.O

The superb Boer War Rhodesia and Great War 1919 Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George and 1917 Distinguished Service Order group awarded to Lieutenant Colonel R.R. Smyth, C.M.G., D.S.O., Leinster Regiment, who was one of only two men from the Leinster's to receive the Rhodesia clasp to the Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902, being then five times Mentioned in the Great War, having seen service in France from 12th September 1914, being from 1916 with the 63rd Royal... Read More

Boar War Rhodesia Great Wart 1919 Order of Saint Michel Saint George
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Second World War Italy Campai.

Second World War Italy Campaign Monte Damiano 24th January 1944 'Immediate' Distinguished Conduct Medal group awarded to Rifleman E.J. Norman

The outstanding Second World War Italy Campaign Monte Damiano 24th January 1944 'Immediate' Distinguished Conduct Medal group awarded to Rifleman E.J. Norman, 1st Battalion, London Irish Rifles, corps of Royal Ulster Rifles, who as 'D' Company signaller attempted successfully to maintain communication with Battalion HQ despite being wounded, his set destroyed, and dead and wounded all around him, he refused treatment to maintain contact during a terrific bombardment.  ... Read More

Italy Campaign Monte Damiano
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Great War Battle of the Menin.

Great War Battle of the Menin Road 1917 Military Cross and Hindenburg Line 28th August 1917

The superb Great War Battle of the Menin Road 1917 Military Cross and Hindenburg Line 28th August 1917 Second Award Bar and Second World War group awarded to Captain F.E. Whitby, 16th Count of London Battalion, London Regiment - the Queen's Westminster Rifles attached 19th County of London Battalion, London Regiment - the Saint Pancras Rifles, late 1/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment, and later Cameronians, who served in France from November 1914, being five time wounded in action.... Read More

Great War Battle of the Menin Road Military Cross
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Second World War North West E.

Second World War North West Europe Capture of Le Havre 1944 and Otterlo April 1945 'Hobart Funnie's' Flying Dustbin Troop Leader

The superb Second World War North West Europe Capture of Le Havre 1944 and Otterlo April 1945 'Hobart Funnie's' Flying Dustbin Troop Leader's Military Cross and Second Award Bar, and post war Territorial Army Order of the British Empire group awarded to Major A.H. Warde, M.B.E., M.C. & Bar, Royal Engineers, who served with distinction in Churchill Tank A.V.R.E.s, is believed to have been in the first armoured vehicle raft over the Rhine, and represented the Civil Defence Corps during the... Read More

North West Europe Le Havre Otterlo Germany Rhine Crossing Military Cross Churchill Tank Royal Engineers
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Great War Moray Firth Mineswe.

Great War Moray Firth Minesweeping operations Distinguished Service Cross group awarded to Chief Boatswain E.A. Griffin, Royal Navy

A very fine Great War Moray Firth Minesweeping operations Distinguished Service Cross group awarded to Chief Boatswain E.A. Griffin, Royal Navy, who having worked his way up and been granted a Warrant Officer's commission in 1902, rammed and sank the ketch 'Egremont' in 1909 when drunk in command, but then distinguished himself when in command of the minesweeping trawler 'Janus' and the drifter 'Honing Gull', before dying in service in June 1918.

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Great War Moray Firth Minesweeping operations Royal NavyGreat
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Military General Service Meda.

Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, 7 Clasps: Fuentes D'Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Orthes, Toulouse, to Major W. Cannon, 97th Earl of Ulster's Regt. of Foot, late Subaltern, 94th Regt. of Foot

A very fine Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, 7 Clasps: Fuentes D'Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Orthes, Toulouse, awarded to Major W. Cannon, 97th Earl of Ulster's Regiment of Foot, late Subaltern in the 94th Regiment of Foot, who served with this latter unit in the Peninsula War, being Mentioned in Despatches of gallant conduct during the siege of Fort Matagorda at Cadiz in 1810, and then twice wounded in action, the first time severely at Ciudad Rodrigo in... Read More

Military General Service
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Military General Service Meda.

Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, 11 Clasps: Roleia, Vimiera, Talavera, Busaco, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Orthes, Toulouse, awarded to Private Charles Billington

The superb Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, 11 Clasps: Roleia, Vimiera, Talavera, Busaco, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Orthes, Toulouse, awarded to Private Charles Billington, 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot., who served right through the Peninsula War, being wounded in the head and arm, and also saw service in Flanders, North America and then Waterloo on 18th June 1815.

Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, 11 Clasps: Roleia,... Read More

Military Medal Service
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - The unique Lifesaving Royal H.

The unique Lifesaving Royal Humane Society 1896 Stanhope Gold Medal, Royal Humane Society Silver Medal, Imperial Merchant Service Guild Cross for Heroism at Sea

The unique Lifesaving Royal Humane Society 1896 Stanhope Gold Medal, Royal Humane Society Silver Medal, Imperial Merchant Service Guild Cross for Heroism at Sea, and Lloyds Medal for Saving Life at Sea group awarded to Captain J.H. Collin, Merchant Navy, who was 3rd Officer of the S.S. "Jamaican" during the Boer War, and was torpedoed, mined and attacked by aircraft during the Great War.

Transport Medal 1899-1902, 1 Clasp: S. Africa 1899-1902; (J.H. COLLIN.); British War Medal... Read More

Royal Humane Society Silver Medal Imperial Merchant Service Guild Cross For Heroism at Sea Lifesaving Royal Humane Society 1896 Standhope Gold Medal
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Royal Household Knight's Gran.

Royal Household Knight's Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath and of the Royal Victorian Order, Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Military Cross group

The nationally important Royal Household Knight's Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, Knight's Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, and Military Cross group awarded to Sir Alan F. Lascelles, late Derbyshire Yeomanry, and Assistant Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII 'who resigned over the Prince's behaviour, later becoming Assistant Private Secretary to King George V, Edward VIII, George VI and... Read More

Royal Household Knight's Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath Knight's Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Peninsula War Medal with 11 c.

Peninsula War Medal with 11 clasps to Private S. Burney, 2nd Battalion, 83rd County of Dublin Regiment of Foot

The outstanding Peninsula War Medal with 11 clasps to Private S. Burney, 2nd Battalion, 83rd County of Dublin Regiment of Foot, who was present in all 10 of the actions for which his regiment received a Battle Honour during the War from 1808 to 1814.

Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, 11 Clasps: Talavera, Busaco, Fuentes D'Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse; (S. BURNEY, 83RD FOOT.)

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Peninsula War Medal Military Service Medal
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Distinguished Service Medal a.

Distinguished Service Medal awarded to Acting Able Seaman W. Kelly, Royal Navy

A fine and scarce Second World War escort aircraft carrier crewman's Distinguished Service Medal awarded to Acting Able Seaman W. Kelly, Royal Navy, who was decorated for his distinguished services aboard the carrier H.M.S. Stalker, which covered Operation Avalanche - the Salerno landings, followed by Operation Dragoon - the invasion of southern France, saw Aegean sea operations, and formed part of the force which reoccupied Singapore harbour in September 1945.

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Service Medal Royal Navy
13 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - Sudan Battle of Omdurman Sept.

Sudan Battle of Omdurman September 1898 Distinguished Conduct Medal and Royal Victorian Medal in Silver with Second Award Bar grp. to Sergeant Master Cook J.M. Brooke, 1st Bttn., Grenadier Guards

The outstanding Reconquest of the Sudan Battle of Omdurman September 1898 Distinguished Conduct Medal and Royal Victorian Medal in Silver with Second Award Bar grp. to Sergeant Master Cook J.M. Brooke, 1st Bttn., Grenadier Guards; one of five Grenadiers decorated with the D.C.M. for the Sudan 1898 operations. Decorated as a member of the Grenadier Guards bearer party at the funerals of Queen Victoria,1901, and King Edward VII,1910. Awarded an annuity Army Meritorious Service Medal in... Read More

Gloucestershire Grenadier Guards Royal Victorian Medal DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal Omdurman
07 June 2017

London Medal Company Blog - The exceptional Great War Bri.

The exceptional Great War British Highest Scoring Bristol Fighter Pilot Ace’s 30 victory Military Cross and Distinguished Flying Cross group

The exceptional Great War British Highest Scoring Bristol Fighter Pilot Ace’s 30 victory Military Cross and Distinguished Flying Cross group, and his Observer’s 26 victory Distinguished Flying Medal group, the first to Captain S.F.H. Thompson, Royal Air Force, and the second to 2nd Lieutenant R.M. Fletcher, RAF, who when flying with 22 Squadron between then became the highest British Two-Seater combined Pilot / Observer ‘Aces’ of the war, scoring 26 kills between them.

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Thompson Ronald Malcolm Fletcher Distinguished Flying Medal Fletcher Distinguished Flying Cross Royal Air Force Military Cross Bristol F2b Royal Flying Corps Bristol RFC Blackheath 22 Squadron Bristol Fighter Pilot Western Front Pfalz Scout Samuel Frederick Henry Thompson Halberstadt 2 Seater East London College University of London Bristol F2 two seater fighter Fokker Biplane Bristol fighter Arras Flying Services Memorial Battle of the Canel du Nord flying ace Jasta 46 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserv Brisfit Vizefeldwebel Oskar Hennrich Fokker Triplane Charles George Gass Gass RAF Oberleutnant Otto Schmidt
12 May 2017