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SAS | SBS Group Four Medals | Boxed | KIA

SAS | SBS Group Four Medals | Boxed | KIA
SAS | SBS Group Four Medals | Boxed | KIA
SAS | SBS Group Four Medals | Boxed | KIA
SAS | SBS Group Four Medals | Boxed | KIA
SAS | SBS Group Four Medals | Boxed | KIA
SAS | SBS Group Four Medals | Boxed | KIA
SAS | SBS Group Four Medals | Boxed | KIA
SAS | SBS Group Four Medals | Boxed | KIA

SAS | SBS Group Four Medals | Boxed | KIA

Group of four WW2, SAS related medals for sale with original box. The four medals awarded posthumously to Sergeant Sinclair, SAS.

Included in the sale is the:

1939-1945 Star

Africa Star

Italy Star

1939-1945 medal

The un-named Medals with original tan-coloured  box addressed to Mrs J.Goldie, Edinburgh. The medals with original ribbons and  housed in their original packets. Additonally the condolence paper to Sinclair remains with the group, and there are five photographs of Sinclair taken in Africa. One shows Sinclair wearing arab clothing, which may have indicated covert operations he was involved with.

Condition report: The box and Medals in excellent to near mint condition

Notes: Originally with the Highland Light Infantry, Seageant Archibald Roy McGregor Sinclair was accepted into the SBS (Special Boat Service, and then the SAS (Special Air Service). At the beginning of June 1943, Sinclair was a part of a small detachment of number 1 SAS (D Squadron) personnel to undertake a raid on the island of Lampedusa, which is situated between Malta and Tunis 

Sinclair was one of two SAS men killed during the raid which took place on the 6th June. Corporal Milne being the other casualty. Newspaper accounts after the engagement state that the unit met machine gun fire on the beach, which probably killed the two men.

The raid on Lampedusa was the first ground force raid on an Italian island when the fighting moved from North Arica towards Italy. Sinclair and Milne were also the first casualties of the Allies in the Battle For Italy. The raid, along with the matter of the two casualties (not mentioned by name) made it into most of the major newspapers from the 11th June onwards.

After the war in 1947, Sinclair’s wife, Jane, re-married. Her second husband was Crawford Goldie. Sergeant Archibold Sinclair’s medals along with condolence slip were sent to Jane under her second husband’s name of Goldie. The box of medals sent from the Infantry Records Office, Perth, Scotland, to Mrs J.Goldie, 24 Wardlow Place, Edinburgh.


Price:

575.00

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