WW2 Medal Groups
attributed miniature DSM group lots of original docs etc to Casson from London.
Miniature Medal Group mounted as worn comprising of Distinguished Service Medal Gvi, 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star with Emblem, Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, Royal Fleet Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal QEII, Royal Life Saving Proficiency Bronze Medal, (E. CASSON APRIL 1934), Original Documents for Gunnery History, Certificate of Service, Torpedo History Sheet, Large Certificate re Life Saving Award, H.M.S. Suffolk Illuminated Scrolls x 3, Photograph Album and others in Uniform etc., Newspaper cuttings, Telegrams re his award, Original Letter to Attend Buckingham Palace for his award.
Born 1919 at St Marylebone, London.
1933 gains Certificate in Life Saving,
1934 Intermediate Certificate awarded and receives his Bronze Medal.
1936 enlists in the Royal Navy as Boy 2nd Class then 1st Class.
1937 to Suffolk, gains Torpedo Qualification and is rated as Ordinary Seaman.
1938 Number 7 on Pom-pom promoted Able Seaman.
1939 receives his 3 certificates re crossing the Line, 5th Cruiser Squadron regatta and Seafarers and Boozers.
1940 on board the Locust, to Dunkirk for the evacuation, Operation Dynamo. Eric blown up when an acoustic mine was set off by the Locust.
1941 awarded the DSM for courage and skill when attacked by enemy aircraft. Eric shot down four with a further two possible hit in the Thames Estuary. Promoted to Acting Petty Officer. Later receives DSM at Buckingham Palace.
1942 to Quebec, confirmed as Petty Officer.
1943 to Copra.
1945 to Superb.
1947 purchases his discharge and joins the Royal Fleet Reserve.
1953 recalled for active service to Belfast, receives his LSGC Medal, then to Campania.
1970's sells his full size group.
1992 dies in Plymouth.
Group and documents purchased from Eric's daughter in 2011.