RARE, UNUSED - WW2 Royal Observer Corps post-1941 Medal. The'Observer Corps' was awarded the title'Royal' by His Majesty King George VI in April 1941, in recognition of service carried out by Observer Corps personnel during the Battle of Britain. This rare original Royal Observer Corps Medal was instituted in 1950 by King George VI for long service by members of the Royal Observer Corps in the United Kingdom.
It was awarded until December 1995, when the ROC was stood down. Awarded for: 12 Years Service. Excellent, unused condition and absolutely no service wear to plating. Note: This is not a replica medal. This was awarded to my late father in 1995 at RAF Scampton, UK, after 12 years of service and is one of the very last medals to be handed out.
The medal ribbon is pale blue, with a silver central stripe, edged in dark blue. The medal is die struck in cupronickel metal featuring the laureated head of Elizabeth II.
Post-1953 medals featured the legend +ELIZABETH II DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REGINA F:D:, (+ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRATIA·REGINA·F:D: from the mid 1950s), on the obverse. The reverse features the coast-watcher figure from the ROC badge, depicted against a backdrop of coastal warning beacons, with the motto FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED on a scroll beneath the figure, together with the words ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS MEDAL around the circumference.
Can send item internationally as well. The item "RARE, UNUSED WW2 Royal Observer Corps post-1941 Medal" is in sale since Monday, December 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Badges".
The seller is "tyrwri_62" and is located in Lincoln. This item can be shipped worldwide.