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Medal Group – Royal Army Service Corps

 

Complete set of WWII Campaign Medals and badges attributed to T10695003 Lance Corporal H.A. Volke, 133rd Armoured Divisional Transport Company Royal Army Service Corps (7th Armoured Division, Desert Rats). This set of medals and badges came as one neat little set from the UK.

 

Volke served in the UK, Africa and Western Europe and consequently was entitled to the 39-45 Star, Afrika Star with 1st Army bar, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal and War Medal. The set includes the small metal First Army badge for wear on the ribbon of the Africa Star. Apparently Volke never wore his medal set as the ribbons, medals and bars are in unissues condition.
Very special is that L/Cpl Volke was awarded the Commander in Chief Certificate for Good Service in March 1945. The award held no medal, neither a citation nor mentioning in the London Gazette,.but consisted of the included scarce document signed by Montgomery. It was an award for exceptional good service as an alternative to a gallantry medal.
Interestingly some Battle Dress and Beret badges of Volke are included. His RASC cap badge, a 21st Army Group Head Quarters (more probably post 1945 British Army on the Rhine) badge, a starch back RASC shoulder flash and a RASC arm of service strip in yellow and blue.
The Commander in Chief Certificate on its own is quite scarce and the document including all medals and badges is rather unusual. The set is yet unresearched and Vokle exploits definitely deserve further scrutinisation.

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Complete set of WWII Campaign Medals and badges attributed to T10695003 Lance Corporal H.A. Volke, 133rd Armoured Divisional Transport Company Royal Army Service Corps (7th Armoured Division, Desert Rats). This set of medals and badges came as one neat little set from the UK.

 

Volke served in the UK, Africa and Western Europe and consequently was entitled to the 39-45 Star, Afrika Star with 1st Army bar, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal and War Medal. The set includes the small metal First Army badge for wear on the ribbon of the Africa Star. Apparently Volke never wore his medal set as the ribbons, medals and bars are in unissues condition.
Very special is that L/Cpl Volke was awarded the Commander in Chief Certificate for Good Service in March 1945. The award held no medal, neither a citation nor mentioning in the London Gazette,.but consisted of the included scarce document signed by Montgomery. It was an award for exceptional good service as an alternative to a gallantry medal.
Interestingly some Battle Dress and Beret badges of Volke are included. His RASC cap badge, a 21st Army Group Head Quarters (more probably post 1945 British Army on the Rhine) badge, a starch back RASC shoulder flash and a RASC arm of service strip in yellow and blue.
The Commander in Chief Certificate on its own is quite scarce and the document including all medals and badges is rather unusual. The set is yet unresearched and Vokle exploits definitely deserve further scrutinisation.

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Weight 1000 g
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