Medals relating to the Malaya and Korea Campaigns from the Philip Burman Collection

Date of Auction: 9th May 2018

Sold for £400

Estimate: £300 - £400

A ‘Malaya operations’ M.B.E. group of seven awarded to Squadron Leader T. Linthwaite, Royal Air Force

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 2nd type, silver; 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, 1 clasp, France and Germany; Africa Star, 1 clasp, North Africa 1942-43; Burma Star; War Medal 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya, E.II.R. (Flt. Lt. T. Linthwaite. R.A.F.) mounted as originally worn, generally very fine (7)


M.B.E. London Gazette 1 July 1958:

‘In recognition of distinguished service in Malaya.’

Terence Linthwaite served in the Royal Air Force during the Second War, and advanced from Pilot Officer to Flying Officer in the Technical Branch in October 1944. He was promoted Flight Lieutenant, 20 October 1947, and to Squadron Leader 1 January 1962.