Unofficial Normandy Campaign Medal : Leading Signalman R Thompson, Royal Navy

Accession Number REL31003.005
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1994
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Unofficial Normandy Campaign Medal, commissioned by the Normandy Veterans Association. 'Normandy' clasp on ribbon. Impressed around edge with the number '8429'.

History / Summary

Associated with the service of D/JA 245595 Leading Signaller Robert ‘Bob’ Thompson, Royal Navy, who enlisted on 3 January 1941 and saw service with the North Russia and Trafalgar convoys; in the Normandy Campaign; and manned Landing Craft LC H187 during the British Commando/Royal Marine assault on Walcheren Island (a German-held fortified island, near the mouth of the Scheldt River which protected the approaches to Antwerp) on 1-8 November 1944. After the war ended, Thompson served with the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces (BCOF) in Japan in 1946 with the shore establishment, HMS Commonwealth. He later emigrated to Australia