A Collection of Medals for the South Atlantic Campaign 1982

Date of Auction: 5th December 2018

Sold for £1,500

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Three: Marine A. S. Bulley, Royal Marines, a member of 7 Troop “M” Company (The Mighty Munch) 42 Commando who participated in the retaking of South Georgia

General Service 1962-2007, 3 clasps, Northern Ireland, Gulf, N. Iraq & S. Turkey (MNE A S Bulley PO37743L RM) the last two clasps loose on ribbon; U.N. Medal for Cyprus; South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (MNE 1 A S Bulley PO37743L RM) good very fine (3) £800-£1,000

Footnote

Also entitled to Gulf Medal 1990-91, with clasp, 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991 (L CPL) and Royal Navy L.S. & G.C. (MNE) which medals were sold by Dix Noonan Webb, 29 March 2000, together with replacement medals of the three original issues listed above.

A. S. Bulley was a member of 7 Troop “M” Company 42 Commando Royal Marines and participated in Operations Paraquat and Keyhole. The retaking of South Georgia was, in the event, left to the S.B.S. and the S.A.S. Mountain and Boat Troops. After the Argentine surrender a disappointed “M” Company 42 Commando, not having been involved in the direct action, remained as a garrison on South Georgia.

Sold with an original group photograph of 7 Troop “M” Company taken on a train station prior to their departure for the Falklands, an S.S. Canberra bottle opener and copied research.