Long Service Medals from the Collection formed by John Tamplin

Date of Auction: 4th December 2008

Sold for £180

Estimate: £100 - £140

Three: Yeoman of Signals F. D. D. Vincent, South African Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

War and Africa Service Medals 1939-45, both officially named (67146 F. D. D. Vincent); Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue (No.67146 (V) Y/S. F. D. Vincent, S.A.N.F.(V)) mounted court style for wear, nearly extremely fine (3) £100-140


Francis Dorrington David Vincent was born on 2 September 1916. Employed as a Clerk with the Corporation of the City of Cape Town, he attested for the R.N.V.R. on 1 July 1935. Vincent was rated as a Signalman. He was discharged on 30 June 1939 being time expired and was transferred to the Class “A” Reserve (Naval). On 1 December 1939 he enrolled in the R.N.V.R. (S.A.) War Reserve as a Signalman and was posted to Afrikander III. Vincent served until 8 January 1946 when he was demobilised having attained the rank of Yeoman of Signals. He had served at Cape Town, Simonstown, East London and Walvis Bay. He was awarded the R.N.V.R. Long Service Medal by the Union of South Africa Government Gazette of 29 September 1944. Sold with copied service papers.