King’s Police Medal Group to British Police Constable in Palestine Police 1936
King’s Police Medal Group to British Police Constable in Palestine Police 1936. This medal group includes the following medals. King’s Police Medal (Silver) for Gallantry HORACE W. General Service Medal (Silver) 833 CONST. Defense Medal (Silver Issue) Unnamed. War Medal 19391945 (Silver Issue) Unnamed. As such, it could be legitimate or it could be a self-award. In any case, they are just like I bought them. The circumstances surrounding Thompsons Kings Police Medal for Gallantry. At midnight on July 28, 1936, a small patrol of Palestine Police officers were fired upon by a group of Palestinians near the Nablus hills. The ensuing battle would last all day and only ended after British troops with tanks and airplanes made a counter attack. According to contemporary newspaper reports this skirmish was [t]he severest battle since the beginning of the Arab general strike against Jewish immigration 101 days ago. At least 20 Palestinians and one constable, named Christopher Wren, were killed during this clash. British Constable Horace William Henry Thompson was one of three Palestine Police officers recognized for his courageous conduct during this engagement. The others were Sergeant Hamish Ian McLeod and Constable David Farrar. According to the Palestine Police Old Comrades Association newsletter No. 118, March 1980 p 44-47 there were 65 KPMs awarded to the Palestine Police, and only 29 were for gallantry. As such, this medal is especially rare. If this items ships via. The item “King’s Police Medal Group to British Police Constable in Palestine Police 1936″ is in sale since Friday, July 21, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “yearbooksetc” and is located in Blue Springs, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States.
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