Korea 1950-54, unnamed as issued & General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya, E. Impressed named to 22351579 spr.
Sapper George Hugh Boothroyd served with the Royal Artillery, he served in Hong Kong, August 1950-October 1951 and Korea, November 1951-March 1952. In Korea, he served with 14 Field Regiment R. Returning home, he re-enlisted on 5 May 1952 and was attached to the 18 Medium Regiment R.
He re-enlisted in the Royal Engineers for 22 years on 2 February 1953. During the following years he served variously in Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. He also served on Special Duty on Christmas Island, 25 May-21 November 1957. As such he was present on the island during Operation Grapple X, 8 November 1957, when Britain tested a 1.8 megaton hydrogen bomb - the bomb being air dropped with a high air burst over the ocean to the south of the island.
He again served on Christmas Island, 26 September 1959-7 April 1960, following a further five nuclear tests in the Grapple series. With extract of hand written reference from his last C. Detailing full service history and extracts from the book, Just Testing, by Derek Robinson, outlining the various atomic tests carried out in Australasian waters. We list militaria and coins weekly. We provide quality mounted medals, badges and historical research.We can mount your miniature or full size medals, ribbon bars or supply replacement ribbons or badges. We can also conduct military research on your behalf and value cherished objects with a current market or insured value. 2/135 Russell St, Morley, WA. We run two specialist military auctions per year. Items are accurately described & photographed.
Additional costs for this standard service will be added for this service based on publicly available Australia Post rates. Please note, these items are located and will be posted from Australia.We appreciate fair feedback from you once you receive the item. We aim to give you, the customer our best customer service. The item "WW2 & KOREAN WAR HYDROGEN BOMB TESTING IN AUSTRALIA MEDAL GROUP BOOTHROYD R. E" is in sale since Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1939 - 1945 (WWII)". The seller is "jb_military_antiques_14" and is located in 2/135 Russell St, Morley, Perth, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.