A Collection of South Atlantic Medals

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £550

Estimate: £500 - £700

South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (MEM(M)1 S F Hastings D162453K HMS Invincible) extremely fine £500-£700


Provenance: Dix Noonan Webb, March 2014.

The 19,000-ton aircraft carrier H.M.S. Invincible was launched in 1977 and served during the Falklands War under the command of Captain J. J. Black, D.S.O., O.B.E. Invincible shared in the provision, alongside H.M.S. Hermes, of almost all the air power of the campaign from start to finish. Ordered to remain behind in the South Atlantic following the cessation of hostilities, she was therefore at sea longer than any other Royal Navy ship before her.