Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (25 & 26 June 2014)

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Date of Auction: 25th & 26th June 2014

Sold for £200

Estimate: £150 - £200

Pair: Sergeant G. M. Richards, Royal Air Force, a long served despatcher and parachutist, who completed no less than 200 career jumps

General Service 1962, 1 clasp, South Arabia (M4281242 S.A.C. G. M. Richards, R.A.F.); Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., E.II.R. (Sgt. G. M. Richards (M4281242) R.A.F.), mounted court-style as worn, together with the recipient’s embroidered R.A.F. Despatcher’s Brevet, good very fine (3) £150-200


Glenn Martin Richards commenced his parachute training at Weston-on-Green in March 1967, while serving in 2 Field Squadron. Qualifying at R.A.F. Abingdon in February of the following year, he spent the remainder of his career as a Despatcher and parachutist.

Sold with the recipient’s original ‘Log Book of Parachute Descents with British Airborne Forces’, covering the period March 1967 to June 1978, and his R.A.F. Aircrew Flying Log Book, covering the period March 1974 to May 1984, both with extensive parachute entries from assorted aircraft and balloons, in addition to a good deal of work as a Despatcher.