A Collection of South Atlantic Medals

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £600

Estimate: £460 - £550

South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (RO2 (T) S D Harvey D181594L HMS Alacrity) nearly extremely fine £460-£550


Provenance: Dix Noonan Webb, June 2008.

H.M.S. Alacrity, a Type 21-class Frigate launched in 1977, served during the Falklands War under the command of Commander C. J. S. Craig, D.S.C. The ship saw extensive service, participating in several bombardments and clandestine operations, often in the face of return fire. On one occasion she detected, engaged and sank an Argentine supply ship. Alacrity was also instrumental in the rescue of survivors from the container ship Atlantic Conveyor when it was hit by an exocet.