Group of seven awarded to Engine Room Artificer Second Class W. Whittle, Royal Navy, for his gallantry during the invasion of the South of France; he had previously been Mentioned in Despatches for minesweeping operations. 50092 in case of issue; 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, 1 clasp, France and Germany; Africa Star; Italy Star; War Medal 1939-45, with M.Oak leaf, with Admiralty enclosure, in named card box of issue, addressed to Mr. Whittle, 39 Ledgrey Grove, Elson, Gosport, Hants. 2nd issue (William James Whittle) in. For distinguished service and gallantry during the invasion of the South of France. For steadfast courage and skill in a dangerous and important minesweeping operation while serving in H.
Served as an Engine Room Artificer Second Class in the Royal Navy during the Second World War in H. Transferring to the civilian side of the Royal Navy following the cessation of hostilities, he was awarded his Imperial Service Medal in 1976 upon his retirement as a Laboratory Mechanic, having latterly worked for the Ministry of Defence.Mentioned in Despatches certificate, in original envelope; and Imperial Service Medal certificate, in original envelope, DSM in scarce original case with pin clasp. The item "DIstinguished Service Medal & MID group Royal Navy Invasion of Southern France" is in sale since Thursday, February 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons". The seller is "hamptonside" and is located in Melbourne. This item can be shipped worldwide.