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The extremely rare Northern Ireland M.B.E., M.C. group of four awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel J. A. “Tony” Ball, C.O. of The Sultan of Oman’s Special Force, late King’s Own Scottish Borderers, the Parachute Regiment and the Special Air Service Regiment
The Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military), type 2, the reverse of the crown suspension inscribed ‘J.A.B.’; Military Cross, E.II.R., the reverse officially dated ‘1973’ an...
Sold for £12,000
A superb Malaya operations M.M. group of three awarded to Regimental Sergeant-Major G. R. “Bob” Turnbull, Special Air Service Regiment, late Royal Artillery, who could use a repeater-shotgun so efficiently that it would quickly ‘fill a man with holes like a Gruyere cheese’, and who, among other victims, took out the communist gunslinger Ah Tuck in a ‘blink-of-the-eye’ jungle contact at 20 yards: his was the first M.M. to be awarded to...
Sold for £10,000
A campaign service group of six awarded to Sergeant S. C. “Sid” Clark, a founder member of 21 Special Air Service Regiment, late Royal Artillery and Royal West Kent Regiment
1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals; General Service 1918-62, G.VI.R., 1 clasp, Malaya (22290729 Tpr. S. C. Clark, S.A.S.), mounted as worn, the last extensively corrected, generally good very fine (6) £200-300
A rare campaign group of three awarded to Sergeant R. A. Cooper, Special Air Service Regiment, late Suffolk Regiment, who was Mentioned in Despatches for services with the S.A.S. in Malaya and Borneo, and later served with the Australian S.A.S.
General Service 1918-62, G.VI.R., 2 clasps, Malaya, Arabian Peninsula, with M.I.D. oak leaf (22562759 Pte. R. A. Cooper, Suffolk); General Service 1962, 1 clasp, Borneo, with M.I.D. oak leaf (22562759 S...
Sold for £3,900
A campaign pair awarded to Warrant Officer P. D. “Gypsy” Smith, Special Air Service Regiment, a noted explosives expert in the Borneo campaign who extended his talents to creating a still for making alcohol from the metal frame of his Bergen rucksack
General Service 1918-62, E.II.R., 2 clasps, Malaya, Arabian Peninsula (22718514 Tpr. P. D. Smith, S.A.S.); General Service 1962, 2 clasps, Borneo, South Arabia, unnamed, the second clasp loose...
Sold for £1,100
A campaign pair awarded to Lance-Corporal A. E. “Yanto” Evans, Special Air Service Regiment, late South Wales Borderers and Parachute Regiment, and latterly Royal Anglian Regiment
General Service 1918-62, E.II.R., 1 clasp, Malaya (23200134 Tpr. A. Evans, S.A.S.); General Service 1962, 3 clasps, Borneo, Radfan, Northern Ireland (23200134 L./Cpl. A. E. Evans, S.A.S.), together with the recipient’s German “Expert Climber’s” badge, nea...
Sold for £2,000
The General Service 1918-62 Medal awarded to Trooper A. G. “Ben” Bembridge, 22 Special Air Service Regiment, one of two men killed during the attack on the Green Mountain in Oman
General Service 1918-62, E.II.R., 2 clasps, Malaya, Arabian Peninsula (22960591 Tpr. A. G. Bembridge, S.A.S.) second clasp loose on riband, nearly extremely fine and a rare casualty £1200-1500
Sold for £1,900
The following lot was withdrawn due to the recipient having been incorrectly identified:
The highly important and emotive campaign service group of three awarded to Private R. Cole, Parachute Regiment and Special Air Service Regiment, one of the gallant nine-strong S.A.S. team who so gallantly defended Mirbat against overwhelming odds in July 1972: as a machine-gunner on the roof of “BATT” house, he played a prominent role in the action an...
A scarce Borneo operations General Service Medal to a member of the New Zealand S.A.S.
General Service 1962, 1 clasp, Borneo (11682 S. Sgt. Swan, B. D., N.Z.S.A.S.) good very fine £200-250
Sold for £820
A Falkland’s campaign pair to Corporal D. E. “Don” Milton, Special Air Service Regiment and Royal Signals, who went on to serve as a mercenary in Colombia
General Service 1962, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (24127723 Sig. D. E. Milton, R. Signals); South Atlantic 1982, with rosette (24127723 Cpl. D. E. Milton, R. Signals (S.A.S.)) good very fine (2) £800-1000
A rare posthumous Rhodesian Meritorious Conduct Medal pair awarded to Colour-Sergeant J. “Geordie” Wright, ‘C’ Squadron, Rhodesian Special Air Service Regiment, one of “The Sinful Seven” who operated in Zambia against Z.A.N.U. targets
Rhodesian Meritorious Conduct Medal (M.C.M.) (2400 C. Sgt. J. Wright); Rhodesian General Service Medal (2400 C. Sgt. J. Wright) extremely fine (2) £400-500
A rare group of seven awarded to Major E. P. “Smokey” Poulton, Rhodesian Forces, late South African Forces, onetime a member of the Rhodesian Squadron, Malayan Scouts, S.A.S.
Rhodesian Independence Medal 1980, officially numbered ‘11883’ and privately engraved ‘Maj. E. Poulton’; Rhodesian Exemplary Service Medal (Capt.); Rhodesian General Service Medal (Capt.); Italy Star; War Medal 1939-45; Africa Service Medal, these three offici...
Sold for £1,000
A Vietnam campaign pair to W. J. McCormack, 3 Special Air Service, Australian Forces
Vietnam 1964 (3790692 W. J. McCormack); South Vietnam Medal 1964,1 clasp, 1960, the reverse officially inscribed, ‘3790692 W. J. McCormack’ edge bruise to the first, good very fine (2) £300-350
This collection was sold on 16 December 2003.
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