A Collection of Police Medals

Date of Auction: 16th April 2020

Sold for £240

Estimate: £180 - £220

Eight: Police Constable F. A. A. King, Buckinghamshire Constabulary, late Army Air Corps and Royal Military Police

1939-45 Star; Africa Star, 1 clasp, 1st Army; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine 1945-48 (68294 S/Sgt. F. A. A. King. A.A.C.); Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue, Territorial (68294. Pte. F. King. R.M.P.); Police L.S. & G.C, E.II.R., 2nd issue (Const. Frank A. A. King.) the first seven mounted as worn, the last loose, nearly extremely fine (8) £180-£220


Frank Alexander Abel King was born in Rochester, Kent, on 7 September 1920, and attested for the Royal Army Service Corps (Territorial Army) at Dunfermline on 22 March 1938. He served during the Second World War with the R.A.S.C., before transferring to the Corps of Military Police on 2 January 1944. He was awarded his Efficiency Medal per Army Order 196 of 1946, and subsequently served in post-War Palestine, before being discharged on 4 August 1947.

King joined Buckinghamshire Constabulary on 23 August 1948, and was posted to Slough in December of that year; to Eton in November 1950; and to Iver in February 1954. He was congratulated ‘for the efficient manner in which he and Police Sergeant Hannan dealt with a fatal accident which occurred at Iver on 12 March 1958’ by the Coroner at the subsequent enquiry, and was posted to Headquarters, Criminal Investigations Department, on 13 April 1960. He was discharged from Thames Valley Police in August 1976, and died on 17 October 1998.

Sold with copied service papers and other research, including a photographic image of the recipient.