A Collection of South Atlantic Medals
Date of Auction: 16th July 2020
Sold for £700
Estimate: £500 - £700
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
FootnoteProvenance: 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.