Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (19 & 20 July 2017)

Date of Auction: 19th & 20th July 2017

Sold for £340

Estimate: £180 - £220

An O.B.E. group of five awarded to Commander M. C. Clapham, Royal Navy, late Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 2nd type breast badge; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1962-2007, 1 clasp, Malay Peninsula (Commander M. C. Clapham. R.N.); Malaya, Pingat Peringatan Malaysia, silver, mounted as worn, gilt worn on first, light contact marks, otherwise very fine (5) £180-220


O.B.E. (Military) London Gazette 14 June 1975.

Michael Charles Clapham was appointed Probationary Midshipman (E), R.N.V.R., 7 August 1944; Probationary Acting Sub-Lieutenant (E), R.N.V.R., 11 June 1945; Sub-Lieutenant (E), R.N.V.R., 4 February 1946; Lieutenant (E), R.N., 2 November 1946; Lieutenant-Commander (E), R.N., 2 November 1954; Commander (E), R.N., 31 December 1962; retired 1978.

With a specialisation in the Marine Engineering branch of the Navy most of his time was spent in various Dockyards. He qualified for the General Service medal in H.M.S.
Terror, the R.N. Base at Singapore, as Staff Officer I at Naval Technical Planning Department, Ministry of Defence, Malaysia, for which he was also awarded the Pingat Peringatan Malaysia.