WW2 Silver NAAFI Fourth Submarine Flotilla HMS Medway (Sunk) Medal

WW2 Silver NAAFI Fourth Submarine Flotilla HMS Medway (Sunk) Medal

Code: 19375

£75.00 Approx $92.82, €87.11, £75
(1 in stock)
 

For sale is a WW2 Silver Hallmarked 1932 NAAFI Fourth Submarine Flotilla HMS Medway Medal. This is in excellent condition and is Silver hallmarked for Birmingham 1933 by the silversmith NAAFI. This medal weighs 26.82 grams. 

 
 
About HMS Medway:
 
HMS Medway (Pennant F25) was the first purpose-built submarine depot ship constructed for the Royal Navy. She was built by Vickers Armstrong at Barrow-in-Furness during the late 1920s. The ship served on the China Station before the Second World War and was transferred to Egypt in early 1940. Ordered to evacuate Alexandria in the face of the German advance after the Battle of Gazala in May 1942, Medway sailed for Lebanon at the end of June, escorted by a light cruiser and seven destroyers. Her strong escort could not protect her; on 30 June a German submarine torpedoed and sank her.
 
 
About NAAFI: 
 
The Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) is a company created by the British government on 9 December 1920 to run recreational establishments needed by the British Armed Forces, and to sell goods to servicemen and their families. It runs clubhouses, bars, shops, supermarkets, launderettes, restaurants, cafés and other facilities on most British military bases and also canteens on board Royal Navy ships. Commissioned officers are not usually supposed to use the NAAFI clubs and bars, since their messes provide these facilities and their entry, except on official business, is considered to be an intrusion into junior ranks' private lives.
 
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