A Collection of South Atlantic Medals

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £1,100

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

South Atlantic 1982, with rosette, this loose (AAB (SSM) A Fitzpatrick D165923J HMS Valiant) in named card box of issue, extremely fine £800-£1,200


H.M.S. Valiant, the second of Britain’s nuclear-powered submarines, was launched in December 1963, and served throughout the Falklands War, spending 101 days on patrol off the Argentinean coast, and transmitting more that 300 early air-warning alerts. She suffered minor damage while submerged when an Argentine aircraft returning from a mission unwittingly jettisoned its bombs near the submarine.