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Just picked up these medals along with a collection of numerous personal effects of 23994725 Lance Bombardier Kendrick Gibson Royal Artillery .......The GSM is correctly named 23994725 GNR K. GIBSON. RA and the LSGC is correctly named 23994725 BDR. K. GIBSON. RA. ... The medal box is stamped CLASP "NORTHERN IRELAND" with his rank written as L.BDR............is there any way I can obtain. His service records ..... I also have his Fathers regimental year book for the U.N.C./ 8th U.S.A HONOR GUARD KOREA 1969... ( will  start a thread  with that in the appropriate section later) 

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That's what I thought Paul, but didn't harm to ask.I'd love to be able to track what he did and also what his rank was when he left the army.. In the 1969 Korea honor guard book he is listed as lance bombardier..I'd like to know if that was as high as he got.....I have a load of other bits and bobs that were his too. A few army sports awards and his MWC  watch, a couple of nice dated pocket knives, jacket, kit bag, belts, bed roll, cap badges including one that has been painted black as I believe was common when serving in northern Ireland, the 1969 honor guard book, also I believe he was involved in exercise spearpoint 80...I have the Ken Howard sketch book. And a low number 8/80 limited edition print of spearpoint 80 by Ken Howard that allegedly features Kendrick in it....

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He certainly never got commissioned (checked) and given after 15 years he only got up to Bombardier he probably didn't get much further (maybe made Sergeant on leaving so it would boost his pension) His clasps cover the period roughly 1962-71 which means he probably joined in the late 50's given that he must have served a couple of years prior to receiving his CSM, may well have been a National Service who decided to stay on. It's probable that there are Ex RA men who knew him, given his name is not rare I doubt if you will get very far with ancestry.

All the best,

Paul

 

 

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Cheers Paul...on his lsgc he is bombardier but on the gsm box it is printed northern Ireland clasp with L.BDR next to it...I'll take a photo when next at home....also in the Korea 1969 book it is L.BDR Gibson under his photo.....as for starting in the 1950's. Amongst his stuff is a 51 pattern great coat ..dated 1955.....

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Paul, I have spoken to the person I got this group from who knew Kendrick in his latter years....as far as he is aware Kendrick left the Army in mid/late 80's and he thinks he made rank of sergeant....so the best part of 30 years service...

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