A Long Service Royal Air Force Father & Son Group
A Long Service Royal Air Force Father & Son Group - Sergeant/Quartermaster Sergeant W.J. Edwards, Royal Berkshire Regiment (father): Queen's South Africa Medal, CAPE COLONY, ORANGE FREE STATE (6910 SEJt W.J. EDWARDS, 2: RL: BERKS: REGt); and Efficiency Medal (1 Q.M. SJT: W.J. EDWARDS 4/R. BERKS: REGt). Naming is impressed. Un-mounted, dark patinas, original ribbon on the EM, extremely fine. Accompanied by a Victorian Royal Berkshire Regiment, 1st Volunteer Battalion Helmet Badge (two-piece construction, white metal, 52.3 mm x 80 mm, intact screwposts, one with a screw cap), a Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Collar Tab (white metal, 25.3 mm x 32 mm, intact lugs) and a Royal Berkshire Regiment Cartridge Pouch (brown leather, with solid rectangular, magnetic black metal box insert frame, wrap-around flap with tab sewn on the underside, the flap with a die-cut hole and when looped around the post on the bottom of the pouch ensures a snug fit, white metal rings affixed on either side, 85 mm x 155 mm x 33mm, well-stitched, light contact). Leading Aircraftman/Chief Technician/Flight Sergeant A.W. Edwards, Royal Air Force, c. 1930-1955 (son): India General Service Medal, 1 Clasp - NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1936-37 (366280. L.A.C. A.W. EDWARDS, R.A.F.); 1939-1945 Star; Defence Medal; War Medal 1939-1945; General Service Medal 1918-1962, 1 Clasp - MALAYA (366280 CH. TECH. A.W. EDWARDS. R.A.F.) Coronation Medal 1953; and Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (366280 F/SGT. A.W. EDWARDS. R.A.F.). Naming is impressed on the three medals, the four WWII medals are un-named. Mounted to a suspension with swing bar pinback, as worn by the veteran, original ribbons, dark patinas on the silver medals, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by four Royal Air Force Athletic Awards (wood-mounted bronze plaques, inscribed "R.A.F. 1933 / IRAQ COMMAND / Athletic Championships / Three Miles Individual / Second / Lac. EDWARDS A.W.", "R.A.F. IRAQ / Aircraft Depot / Cross-Country Run / 1933 / THIRD / L.A.C. EDWARDS", "R.A.F. Iraq Command. / Cross Country / Championships 1935-36. / Third / A.W. EDWARDS" and "Iraq Command 1935 / Cross Country Championship / Third / A.W. EDWARDS." respectively, 88 mm x 135 mm each, all with easel backs) and two Royal Air Force Athletic Awards (wood-mounted bronze plaques, inscribed "IRAQ COMMAND / ATHLETIC SPORTS / 1 Mile Relay 1934 A.W. EDWARDS" and "IRAQ COMMAND / ATHLETIC SPORTS / 2 Mile Relay 1934 A.W. EDWARDS" respectively, 103 mm x 198 mm each, both with easel backs).