Top SAS medals.

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by bamboo43, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi All,


    OK! Who bought this little lot then?:D

    SAS hero's Iranian embassy siege medal sold

    Published Date: 29 September 2010
    Medals belonging to an SAS soldier who took part in the 1980 storming of the Iranian embassy in London sold for nearly £100,000 at auction today.
    Sergeant Tommy Palmer was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal for his bravery in overcoming the terrorists who held 26 people captive for six days.

    At one point in the operation Sgt Palmer's machine gun jammed. When one of the hostage-takers shot at him and missed, the soldier chased him down and shot him with his handgun.

    The medal and others awarded for the SAS hero's service in Northern Ireland, Dhofar in Oman and the Falklands, went under the hammer for £98,750, including buyer's premium.

    So who had some spare change back in the Autumn? Nice group to own that's for sure!:)
     
  2. DOCKER

    DOCKER Junior Member

    HI THERE

    Lord Michael Ashcroft used some of his millions to buy this group to go with the other Special Forces medals he owns

    ANDY
     
  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    HI THERE

    Lord Michael Ashcroft used some of his millions to buy this group to go with the other Special Forces medals he owns

    ANDY

    Thanks for the info there Andy.
    I'm glad they gone to a decent home..........I think.:)
     
  4. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

  5. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Nice link here and a pic of the medals, its tragic that after all he did he died in a car accident:( Bonhams - Headlines
     
  6. DOCKER

    DOCKER Junior Member

    A sad end to a very brave soldier. Hopefully one day Lord Ashcroft will put his Special Forces collection on show like he has with his Victoria Cross collection for all to enjoy.

    ANDY
     
  7. RodK

    RodK Junior Member

    Hi All,

    I need some help to identify a small silver sword. I have done some research on this medal, award, and came up empty handed. Here’s all I know and it’s from the family.
    The sword is 54mm long and is silver the hearsay goes as follows…. It was given to the wives of the newly formed SAS in WW2…That’s all I have to work with. Have a look at the photo and point me in the right direction if you can.

    [FONT=&quot]Thanks RodK[/FONT]
     

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  8. Assam

    Assam Senior Member

    Looks like a Sykes Fairbarn presentation piece.

    There will be some special forces types along shortly, they may have something more difinative.

    Regards

    Simon
     

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