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Auction archive: Lot number 102

WWII SECOND WORLD WAR MEDAL GROUP - ROYAL NAVY KIA 1940

Estimate
£70 - £90
ca. US$98 - US$126
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 102

WWII SECOND WORLD WAR MEDAL GROUP - ROYAL NAVY KIA 1940

Estimate
£70 - £90
ca. US$98 - US$126
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

A WWII Second World War medal group awarded to one Albert Edward Dingle 107773 of the Royal Navy who was KIA 3rd May, 1940 aboard HMS Afridi. The medal group comprising his 1939-45 Star, War Medal and Atlantic Star. All with original ribbons, and medal card. Housed in their original issue box. Supplied with a Commonwealth War Graves Commission sheet with brief history. HMS Afridi was one of 16 Tribal-class destroyers built for the Royal Navy shortly before the beginning of Second World War in 1939. Completed in 1938 the ship was initially assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet where she served as a flotilla leader. Afridi was briefly involved enforcing the arms blockade on the combatants in the Spanish Civil War. The ship returned home shortly after the start of the Second World War and was assigned convoy escort duties. She played an active role in the Norwegian Campaign of April–May 1940, escorting convoys to and from Norway. Afridi was sunk by German dive bombers on 3 May as she was escorting the evacuation convoy after the failure of the Namsos Campaign.

Auction archive: Lot number 102
Auction:
Datum:
18 Jun 2021
Auction house:
East Bristol Auctions
Hanham Business Park 1
Memorial Road
Bristol, BS15 3JE
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)117 967 1000
Beschreibung:

A WWII Second World War medal group awarded to one Albert Edward Dingle 107773 of the Royal Navy who was KIA 3rd May, 1940 aboard HMS Afridi. The medal group comprising his 1939-45 Star, War Medal and Atlantic Star. All with original ribbons, and medal card. Housed in their original issue box. Supplied with a Commonwealth War Graves Commission sheet with brief history. HMS Afridi was one of 16 Tribal-class destroyers built for the Royal Navy shortly before the beginning of Second World War in 1939. Completed in 1938 the ship was initially assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet where she served as a flotilla leader. Afridi was briefly involved enforcing the arms blockade on the combatants in the Spanish Civil War. The ship returned home shortly after the start of the Second World War and was assigned convoy escort duties. She played an active role in the Norwegian Campaign of April–May 1940, escorting convoys to and from Norway. Afridi was sunk by German dive bombers on 3 May as she was escorting the evacuation convoy after the failure of the Namsos Campaign.

Auction archive: Lot number 102
Auction:
Datum:
18 Jun 2021
Auction house:
East Bristol Auctions
Hanham Business Park 1
Memorial Road
Bristol, BS15 3JE
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)117 967 1000
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