A Canadian Second War & Korean Service Medal Group
A Canadian Second War & Korean Service Medal Group - Canadian Volunteer Service Medal; War Medal 1939-1945; Korea Medal (B-801242 L.R. MCKEOUGH); United Nations Korea Medal (B-801242 L.R. MCKEOUGH); and Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee Medal 1977. Naming is officially impressed on the KM, with erasing and correction to the serial number and the first initial, naming is engraved on the UNKM, the Second World War and Jubilee medals are un-named. Un-mounted, original ribbons, dark patinas on the Second World War and Korea medals, tarnishing evident on all silver medals, contact marks and surface wear, fine. Accompanied by a Ribbon Bar (incorporating the ribbons of the four war medals, 11 mm x 130 mm, triple push pins); Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Cap Badge, George VI (bronze, 40 mm x 42.3 mm, intact lugs and pin); General Service Pin (sterling silver, maker marked "BMCo", marked "STERLING" and number stamped "857211" on the reverse, 15.5 mm x 23 mm, screwback); Identification Tags (metal, two-up together, slotted, stamped "B801242 PTE MCKEOUGH L R C/E CDN", 44.5 mm x 44.5 mm); Korean War 25th Brigade Shoulder Patch (Japanese made, gold-coloured and silver bullion wire, illustrating a maple leaf framed inside an open-ended wreath, inscribed "CANADA" above, on a red wool field, black water-resistant paper backer, 59 mm x 76 mm); and Korean War Commonwealth Division Shield Shoulder Patch (Japanese made, gold-coloured and silver bullion wire, illustrating a King's crown above the inscription "COMMONWEALTH" inside an elongated capsule, on a United Nations light blue field, black water-resistant paper backer, 62 mm x 83 mm). Footnote: Although not a Canadian formation patch, two types of Commonwealth patches were worn by Canadians serving in the Far East. Those in the 25th Brigade wore the Commonwealth Division shield, usually on the left arm. The Commonwealth Division shield, during the war, bore a King's crown, but occupation troops serving in Korea after the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II wore Queen's crowns. The "official" backing colour to the shield was United Nations blue, but like French Grey, the exact shade used in practice varied from badge to badge.