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A very interesting WW2 KBE, CB, DSO medal group to a General.

Lt General Sir Geoffrey Thompson. KBE breast and neck badges (cased), CB neck badge (cased), period Spinks mounted group comprising DSO (GVIR) suspender dated 1945, 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, 1939-45 War , 1953 Coronation Medal, US Legion of Merit (awarded 1945) and Belgium Croix de Guerre (awarded 1950) together with the Belgian Order of Leopold cased neck award (awarded 1950) - this possibly gold.

Lady Agnes Thompson period Spinks mounted Defence, War and Air Efficiency Award GVIR. The last medal named correctly ACT GR OFFR A M THOMPSON WAAF. The last medal exceedingly rare
Lt General Thompson 1905-1983. Enlisted in the Royal Artillery and was sent to India in 1925. During WW2 he commanded the 1st Field Regiment in Italy, where they served as Infantry in the Relief of Athens. As a Lt Col he won a DSO for his bravery in Italy. Post war he was commander of No 2 Army Group (RA) Egypt 1950-52, Director Land Air Warfare and Director for NATO Standardisation - War Office 1952-54, Senior Instructor - Imperial Defence College 1955-57, Director of Staff Duties - War Office 1957-59, Military Secretary of State for War 1959-61, Colonel Commandant Royal Artillery 1961-66.

The items of General Thompson mounted for display on a WW2 or earlier RA senior officers blues with his EIIR period General epaulettes etc (the epaulettes with wrong buttons). Together with waist sash and his original Generals Cap badge.

A very rare and unique lot which displays beautifully.

Provenance:
Chris Buckland mid 1980s (purchased from daughter of recipients)
Geoff Oldham NZ purchased from Chris Buckland, UK
Jacksons Museum, Auckland (purchased from Geoff Oldham t/a NZ Coin and Medal late 1980s
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