Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (22 July 2016)

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Date of Auction: 22nd July 2016

Sold for £190

Estimate: £200 - £250

A post-war M.B.E. group of four awarded to Experimental Sergeant-Major P. E. Crack, Royal Artillery

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 2nd type breast badge;
Defence and War Medals; Regular Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue (1061819 W.O.Cl.I. P. E. Crack. R.A.) mounted as worn, good very fine (4) £200-250


M.B.E. London Gazette 12 June 1947.

The recommendation states: ‘T/Experimental Sergeant-Major (W.O. Class I) Percy Edward Crack, Royal Artillery Experimental Establishment, Shoeburyness. Senior Experimental Sergeant-Major for over 4 years. Has done outstanding work in the post-war period. With many difficulties due to lack of manpower, has organized a daily programme of trials and proof with great ability and thus helped to maintain the previous high standard of practical experimental work carried out for the Ministry of Supply.’