The framed medals of Lieutenant Commander Lionel Jackson MBE include his MBE, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, 1939-1945 Star and War Medal, Defence Medal, UN Medal and his Royal Navy GSM.

‘Impressive’ WW2 Royal Navy officer’s MBE and medals in Tamworth auction

MEDALS awarded to a Royal Navy officer who started out as a boy sailor and ended up a commanding officer with an MBE are going under the hammer at Tamworth on September 27.

The framed medals of Lieutenant Commander Lionel Jackson MBE include his MBE, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, 1939-1945 Star and War Medal, Defence Medal, UN Medal and his Royal Navy GSM which is correctly named to Lt Cdr L Jackson RN.

A set of miniature medals and a photograph of Lt Cdr Jackson are in the same frame and the archive also includes a large quantity of original letters, photographs and certificates of promotion.

A typed list of the ships on which he served during and post World War Two includes HMS Furious, HMS Mercury, HMS Hannibal, HMS Algeria, HMS Capania, HMS Implacable, HMS Alacrity, HMS Victory and HMS Orion.

Jeff Clark with the framed medals of Lieutenant Commander Lionel Jackson MBE.
Jeff Clark with the framed medals of Lieutenant Commander Lionel Jackson MBE.

Militaria valuer Jeff Clark described the archive as ‘very impressive’.

“This is a fantastic group for someone who started as a boy sailor and went on to be a commanding officer,” he said.

Lionel Jackson started out as a boy sailor and ended up a commanding officer awarded the MBE.
Lionel Jackson started out as a boy sailor and ended up a commanding officer awarded the MBE.

The archive includes personal letters, invitations to Royal events in the 1950s, numerous photos of Lt Cdr Jackson in uniform and some of ships he served on, name cards, a desk stamp and magazines of naval interest.

Lt Cdr Jackson was awarded his MBE in 1957 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List and the box for his award is included.

The archive includes original letters, photographs and certificates.
The archive includes original letters, photographs and certificates.

The archive features as Lot 355 in Richard Winterton’s Tamworth auction on Wednesday, September 27, starting at 9.30am.

View the catalogue online here and in person at the Church Street premises by appointment on Tuesday, September 26.

Jeff Clark offers free valuations at Tamworth every Thursday from 10am-4pm. To book, telephone 01827 217746 or email tamworth@richardwinterton.co.uk

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