Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria

To be Sold on: 13th January 2021

Estimate: £300 - £400

Sold for: £1,400

A post-War M.B.E. group of eleven awarded to Squadron Leader (Director of Music) F. A. Gale, Royal Air Force, late Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, who conducted the Central Band of the Royal Air Force

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 2nd type breast badge, silver; British War and Victory Medals (25983 Pte. F. A. Gale. L.N. Lan. R.); 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Coronation 1953, these all unnamed as issued; Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., with Second Award Bar (350823. Sgt. F. A. Gale. R.A.F.) the Great War pair polished and worn, these fine, otherwise generally good very fine and better (11) £300-£400

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A post-War M.B.E. group of eleven awarded to Squadron Leader (Director of Music) F. A. Gale, Royal Air Force, late Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, who conducted the Central Band of the Royal Air Force

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 2nd type breast badge, silver; British War and Victory Medals (25983 Pte. F. A. Gale. L.N. Lan. R.); 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Coronation 1953, these all unnamed as issued; Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., with Second Award Bar (350823. Sgt. F. A. Gale. R.A.F.) the Great War pair polished and worn, these fine, otherwise generally good very fine and better (11) £300-£400
M.B.E. London Gazette 10 June 1954.

Frederick Arthur Gale was born in Burma on 6 February 1902 and attested for the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, serving with the 2nd Battalion during the Great War. Advanced Lance-Corporal on 22 April 1920, he was discharged at his own request on 25 August 1921. Re-enlisting in the Royal Air Force on 13 December 1921, he was promoted Sergeant on 1 June 1934, and was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, with Gratuity, in 1936. He served with the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, and was subsequently appointed Director of Music in the Royal Air Force, with the commissioned rank of Flying Officer, on 1 April 1949, being promoted Flight Lieutenant on 19 August of that year. Awarded a Second Award Bar to his Long Service Medal on 13 December 1953, he was advanced Squadron Leader on 19 August 1955, and conducted the Central Band of the Royal Air Force. He retired on 6 February 1959, and died in Hillingdon, Middlesex, on 4 May 1979.

Sold with copied record of service and other research.