A Collection of South Atlantic Medals

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £700

Estimate: £500 - £700

Pair: Acting Leading Steward T. J. Perry, Royal Navy

South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (Std T J Perry D177167F HMS Hermes); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., 2nd issue (ALStd T J Perry D177167F RN) mounted as worn, nearly extremely fine (2) £500-£700


Provenance: Dix Noonan Webb, September 2009.

The 28,000-ton aircraft carrier H.M.S. Hermes was launched in 1953 and served during the Falklands War as the flag-ship of Rear-Admiral Sandy Woodward, under the command of Captain L. E. Middleton, D.S.O. Hermes shared in the provision, alongside H.M.S. Invincible, of almost all the air power of the campaign, her operational capacity amounting to 15 Sea Harriers and six Harrier GR3’s, in addition to assorted helicopter types.