Medal: The Africa Star awarded to Captain Richard Bateman Speary, WWII; Royal Mi...

Name/Title

Medal: The Africa Star awarded to Captain Richard Bateman Speary, WWII

About this object

Campaign medal and clasp awarded to Captain Richard Bateman Speary. Description: bronze six pointed star, 43mm diameter with a ring suspender and grosgrain ribbon. Obverse: the Royal cypher ‘GRI’ with ‘VI’ below; the cypher is surmounted by a crown on a circlet with the title ‘THE AFRICA STAR’. The reverse is plain. Ribbon: grosgrain, 32mm wide, pale buff with a central red stripe and two narrow stripes, one dark blue and one light blue.
Source: Spink: 157

Maker

Royal Mint, UK

Place Made

England

Medium and Materials

Bronze/Metal, 1 - Medal
Grosgrain ribbon, 2 - Ribbon
Bronze/Metal, 3 - Clasp

Measurements

Diameter (mm): 43mm (1/8ft)
Width: 32mm (1/8ft)

Subject and Association Keywords

Wartime Shipping/[Conflict & Protest]

Subject and Association Keywords

Wartime Shipping/[Conflict & Protest]

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Speary

Object Type

Object/History

Object number

1994.153.11

Copyright Licence  

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