Medal Group 2ww Korea And Long Service Good Conduct Royal Navy Hms Birmingham For Sale

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1939/45 Star, Italy Star, War Medal, Queen's Korea Medal, United Nations Medal for Korea, Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy E2 1st type to Electrical Mechanic 1st Class James Hutchinson Melville, Royal Navy who served aboard HMS Birmingham in the Korean War and awarded the LSGC Medal aboard this ship in March 1954

1939/45 Star, Italy Star, War Medal

Unnamed as issued

Queen's Korea Medal

C/MX.766243 J H Melville EM1 RN

United Nations Medal for Korea (British issue)

Unnamed as issued

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Royal Navy E2 1st type

MX.766243 J H Melville EM1 HMS Birmingham

The group mounted as originally worn, with copy LSGC Medal roll entry. James Hutchinson Melville was awarded the LSGC Medal in March 1954.

In June 1952 as the Panmunjom (Korea) negotiations moved belatedly towards an armistice HMS Birmingham in company with HMS Newcastle and two frigates supported American landing craft evacuating thousands of friendly Koreans from islands off the north-west coast. In June 1954, Birmingham returned home from the Far East. Whilst involved in the Korean conflict, she had expended 1,051 six inch shells. In 1955 Birmingham was transferred to the Mediterranean Fleet, where she joined the 1st Cruiser Squadron as Flagship.

Slight official correction to Birmingham on LSGC otherwise

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