Second World War Atlantic and Italy theatre Mention in Despatches and post war Minesweeping operations group awarded to Acting Chief Engine Room Artificer C.C. McDonald, Royal Navy who having served in the Atlantic and in the Italian theatre during the Second World War would be awarded a Mention in Despatches in the London Gazette of 13th June 1946 whilst aboard the Minesweeper H.M.S. Spanker, he would subsequently take part in the post-war minesweeping operations which lasted from 3rd September 1945 until 30th September 1951.
Group of 6: 1939-1945 Star; Atlantic Star; Italy Star; Defence Medal; War Medal with Mention in Despatches oak leaf emblem; Naval General Service Medal 1915-1962, GVIR 1st type bust, 1 Clasp: Minesweeping 1945-51; (MX56223 C C MCDONALD A/CERA RN) Mounted loose for wear, Good Very Fine
Condition: mounted loose for wear, Good Very Fine
Cameron Charles McDonald saw service during the Second World War in the Atlantic and in the Atlantic theatres of operation for which he would subsequently be awarded a Mention in Despatches as an Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class in the London Gazette of 13th June 1946 whilst serving aboard H.M.S. Spanker.
He would then see service during the post-war minesweeping operations which lasted from 3rd September 1945 through to 30th September 1951 as an Acting Chief Engine Room Artificer.
H.M.S. Spanker was a turbine-engine powered Algerine Class Minesweeper commissioned on 20th August 1943 and served as part of the 19th Minesweeper Flotilla. She would be decommissioned in 1947 and be transferred to Belgium serving as De Brouwer from 1953 until 1966, being scrapped in 1967.