Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (18 & 19 September 2014)

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Date of Auction: 18th & 19th September 2014

Sold for £250

Estimate: £300 - £400

A Rhodesian group of three awarded to Flight Lieutenant T. J. P. Murphy, Rhodesia Air Force

Rhodesia, Defence Cross for Distinguished Service, unnamed; General Service Medal, with silver pick commendation emblem on ribbon (Flt Lt T J P Murphy); Zimbabwe Independence 1980, edge crudely inscribed, ‘03643’, extremely fine (3)


11 November 1978. Flight Lieutenant Terence J. P. Murphy. ‘During just over two years of helicopter operations, Flight Lieutenant Murphy was involved in 53 contacts with the enemy. Throughout his service, he has shown himself to be a sound leader and tactician whose coolness and dedication and high standards of professionalism in all phases of operations have brought great credit to the force as a whole.’