Cliff Wales

Discussion in 'War at Sea' started by Medwar58, May 11, 2018.

  1. Medwar58

    Medwar58 New Member

    A friend of mine has asked if anyone knows anything their Grandad Cliff Wales and his WW2 Royal Navy Experience. They have his medals, but don't know anything about his service record etc. Many Thanks.
    His medals include:

    1) 39-45 Star

    2) Atlantic Star

    3) North Africa Star

    4) Victory Medal

    5) Long Service police Medal
     

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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Hi Medwar58

    Servixe records can ONLY be obtained from the MOD and the link is - Request records of deceased service personnel

    Was he Royal Navy or Merchant Navy - I ask the question as there is something for a Clifford Wales in the MN

    UK, WWII Medals Issued to Merchant Seamen, 1939-1945
    Name: Clifford Wales
    Birth Date: 15 Jun 1925
    Service: 1939-1945
    Medal Issued/Claimed: 1946-2002
    Discharge Number: R.216598

    Medal listing of Wales, Clifford Discharge number: R.216598 Date of Birth: ... | The National Archives
    Reference: BT 395/1/100192
    Description:
    Medal listing of Wales, Clifford
    Discharge number: R.216598
    Date of Birth: 15 June 1925
    Date: [1946-2002]
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record(s)
    Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
    Access conditions: Open on Transfer
    Downloadable for £3.50

    TD
     
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  3. Medwar58

    Medwar58 New Member

    Thanks TD - much appreciated.
     
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Any chance you can clarify??

    TD
     
  5. James Harvey

    James Harvey Senior Member

    Medals mounted wrong as the rosette should not be on the Africa star ribbon, if he was entitled it should be the North Africa clasp

    The police is the special constabulary

    Regards

    James
     
  6. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member Patron

    ... with the Queens head, then he presumably was a Special after 1953....
     
  7. James Harvey

    James Harvey Senior Member

    Yes 9 year to 18 yrs service as no extra 10 year clasp

    Regards

    James
     

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