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RN LSM PAIR:

I am am avid collector of badges, buttons, insignia, medal,s patches and flashes associated with Bermuda. I recently purchased a pair of medals, via eBay, from a seller in South Africa. The pair consists of:

NGS with BAR "NEAR EAST"

P/SMX. 789917 T.N.WAKEFIELD. C.P.O. CK. (O). R.N.

RN LSM - QiiR ISSUE

MX. 789917 T.N.WAKEFIELD. C.P.O. CK.(O). H.M.S. BERMUDA

Is their anyway to research the medal recipient, are his service records avaialble? Also, is there any way to tell if other medals are missing from the group?

Research on my part indcates the following"

HMS Bermuda was decomissioned in mid-1962

The NGS medal with Near East Bar was awarded fro service in 1956.

The RN LSM is awarded for 15 years service.

Using the above info, my calculations indicate the lastest Wakefield could have entered the service was 1947 and still receive a LSM while assigned to HMS Bermuda. I get the distinct feeling additional medals should be with this pair.

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RN LSM PAIR:

I am am avid collector of badges, buttons, insignia, medal,s patches and flashes associated with Bermuda. I recently purchased a pair of medals, via eBay, from a seller in South Africa. The pair consists of:

NGS with BAR "NEAR EAST"

P/SMX. 789917 T.N.WAKEFIELD. C.P.O. CK. (O). R.N.

RN LSM - QiiR ISSUE

MX. 789917 T.N.WAKEFIELD. C.P.O. CK.(O). H.M.S. BERMUDA

Is their anyway to research the medal recipient, are his service records avaialble? Also, is there any way to tell if other medals are missing from the group?

Research on my part indcates the following"

HMS Bermuda was decomissioned in mid-1962

The NGS medal with Near East Bar was awarded fro service in 1956.

The RN LSM is awarded for 15 years service.

Using the above info, my calculations indicate the lastest Wakefield could have entered the service was 1947 and still receive a LSM while assigned to HMS Bermuda. I get the distinct feeling additional medals should be with this pair.

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Not necessarily. He could have joined just after the war and therefore missed out on any WWII medals and could have quite easily missed out on any other conflict. I have seen several similar groups in my time, nice thing to own.

Paul

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Not necessarily. He could have joined just after the war and therefore missed out on any WWII medals and could have quite easily missed out on any other conflict. I have seen several similar groups in my time, nice thing to own.

Paul

Also only next of kin can get service details from the PRO from this period.

Paul

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Paul, thanks for the info. Guess I'll ahve to be happy with a nice pair to my favorite ship.

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If you can prove he died 25+ years ago you can get his service file under the FOI act. It's a running topic at the britishmedalsforum and many members including myself have had great results.

Cheers

Chris

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Thomas Norman Wakefield was awarded the LS Medal 16 November 1961

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I don't know about 1961 but currently the Long Service & Good Conduct Medal is awarded for 15 years of unbroken good conduct service from the age of 17 & a half.

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