British WWII Home Service Group Awarded To P.H. Gumbrell
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This is a set of WWII awards for a P.H. Gumbrell. The set includes the War Medal of 1939-1945, the Defense Medal, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers awards & finally awards for swimming.
First of all, the medal to the far right is the War Medal of 1939-1945. This campaign medal was instituted by the United Kingdom on 16 August 1945, for subjects of the British Commonwealth who had served full time in the Armed Forces or the Merchant Navy between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945. The one seen here is in quite a good condition though the ribbon is a little worn. It features the head of the then Monarch George VI as well as the words GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX ET INDIAE IMP: which is Latin for George the sixth, omnipotent king of Great Britain and Emperor of India.
The next of these is the Defense Medal, which is a campaign medal instituted by the United Kingdom on May 1945, to be awarded to subjects of the British Commonwealth for both non-operational military and certain types of civilian war service during WWII. It features the head of the then Monarch George VI as well as the words GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP which is Latin for George the sixth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britain’s, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.
Both the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers & the swimming awards are all in fine condition with the original packaging present and still very much intact.
A brilliant and full set which would be excellent for either starting a collection off or adding much splendor to an already existing one.