A Collection of South Atlantic Medals

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £440

Estimate: £380 - £420

South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (Motorman S J Hird RFA Olna) extremely fine £380-£420


Provenance: Donald G. Mellen Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, March 2015.

R.F.A. Olna served during the Falklands War as a fleet oiler. Based in Falkland Sound, she acted as a flight deck for Sea King helicopters from Nos. 820, 824, and 826 Squadrons.

Sold with recipient’s U.K. Military Services identity card bearing small photograph.