An Egyptian War 1882 pair awarded to Carpenter’s Mate later Carpenter R. Brooking, Royal Navy, who served in the frigate H.M.S Inconstant with the Flying Squadron on its round the world cruise in 1880 to 1882, and aboard her during the Egypt operations in 1882, gaining his Warrant Officer’s Commission in 1888.

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Product ID: CMA/20793
Condition: slight pitting and polishing, hence Very Fine
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An Egyptian War 1882 pair awarded to Carpenter’s Mate later Carpenter R. Brooking, Royal Navy, who served in the frigate H.M.S Inconstant with the Flying Squadron on its round the world cruise in 1880 to 1882, and aboard her during the Egypt operations in 1882, gaining his Warrant Officer’s Commission in 1888.

Egypt and Sudan Medal 1882-1889, no clasp; (R. BROOKING. CARPS MTE: H.M.S. “INCONSTANT”.); Khedive’s Star dated 1882.

Condition: slight pitting and polishing, hence Very Fine.

Richard Brooking was born on 19th March 1857 in Deptford, Kent, and joined the Royal Navy as a Shipwright (No.112381) with Indus at Devonport on 25th May 1880. Posted to the frigate H.M.S Inconstant on 24th August 1880, he saw service with her as part of the Flying Squadron on the round the world cruise. On the return voyage, the ship was diverted to Egypt during the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882 and played a minor role supporting operations ashore. Brooking who was promoted to Carpenter’s Mate on 1st May 1882, was one of 570 of her crew to receive the Egypt Medal 1882 without clasp.

Posted back to Indus from 17th November 1882, he then joined the cadet training ship H.M.S Britannia on 18th December 1882. Next posted to the corvette H.M.S Conquest on 30th April 1885, he then saw service in the Pacific, being promoted to Skilled Carpenter’s Mate on 1st August 1885, and then put forward for a Warrant Officer’s Commission as an Acting Carpenter on 30th July 1888. Confirmed in the rank of Carpenter on 31st July 1888, he then transferred to the sloop H.M.S Wild Swan on 23rd September 1888, and returned home with her from the Pacific, being posted to Indus whilst on leave from 28th January 1889. Returning to service with Wild Swan then at Devonport on 15th March 1889, he then joined the corvette H.M.S Caroline from 17th November 1892, and saw service on the China Station.

Posted to Wildfire at Sheerness on 11th April 1896, he then joined Victory II from 18th April 1896, and after leave, joined the gunnery establishment Excellent for service with tender to Excellent, H.M.S Hero on 3rd June 1896. Posted to Duke of Wellington II on 28th June 18989, he became ill, and was admitted to Haslar Hospital from 4th to 11th August 1899, and again from 9th February to 8th March 1900. Pensioned as a result of ill health on 19th April 1900, Brooking died in Southsea on 7th June 1900. Confirmed as his full entitlement.