Orders, Decorations and Medals (25 March 1997)

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Date of Auction: 25th March 1997

Sold for £340

Estimate: £300 - £400

A group of three awarded to Staff Sergeant C. ‘Charlie’ Bridge, Royal Corps of Transport and 22 S.A.S.
War Medal; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya, E.II.R. (14451891 Tpr. C. Bridge, S.A.S.); General Service 1962, 1 clasp, Borneo (T/14451891 S.Sgt. C. Bridge, R.A.S.C.) the last with its named card box of issue, good very fine (3)


Cyril ‘Charlie’ Bridge enlisted on 25 August 1944 and served with the Army of Occupation in Italy at the end of the Second World War. He joined 22 S.A.S. in 1953 and, after training in the U.K., served with “A” Squadron in Malaya 1953-56, completing fourteen operational tree descents in the jungle. He served in Borneo 1964-65, on River Patrol Boats, and was discharged from the Army in 1967 after 22 years service. The group is sold with copies of his service documents and several photographs taken during his service with the S.A.S. in Malaya and another of his patrol boat in Borneo.