A Collection of Medals for The Korean War 1950-53

Date of Auction: 25th September 2008


Estimate: £700 - £800

Seven: Petty Officer Airman A. J. Prior, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy, mentioned in despatches for W.W.2 and Korea

1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, clasp, France and Germany; Africa Star; Burma Star; War Medal 1939-45, M.I.D. oak leaf; Korea 1950-53, 1st issue (L/FX.670436 P.O.A., R.N.); U.N. Korea 1950-54, unnamed, good very fine (7) £700-800


M.I.D. London Gazette 21 August 1945. ‘Petty Officer, P/JX.159324, Royal Navy’ ‘For bravery, skill and determination shown during hazardous assaults in the Arakan coast in March 1945’.

London Gazette 2 February 1951. ‘Petty Officer Airman, L/FX.670436’. For distinguished service in Korean waters whilst serving aboard the aircraft carrier H.M.S. Triumph.

Arthur Jack Prior came from Bournemouth. Sold with gazette extracts.