THE ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE
SERVICE RECORD
OF
JOHN WILSON
SERVICE RECORD | THE LOSS OF THE RUTLANDSHIRE | ADMIRALTY REPORTS | 23rd A/S TRAWLER GROUP
 
H.M.S. CAIRO, H.M.S. NUBIAN & HMS AUCKLAND | NEWSPAPER ARTICLES | MY GRANDFATHERS MEDALS
 
MY GRANDFATHERS CERTIFICATES | TRAWLERS LOST DURING WWII | TRAWLERS LOST IN THE NAMSEN FJORD  
MY RESEARCH | SIGN OUR GUEST BOOK | SEARCH | HOME PAGE
 

MY GRANDFATHERS MEDALS


THE VICTORY MEDAL*

The Victory Medal was granted to Naval personnel who served at sea.

A circular, copper medal, 36mm in diameter. The watered ribbon is 39mm wide, comprising 9 coloured stripes: violet, blue, green, yellow, red, yellow, green, blue and violet. The medal was established in Britain on 1 September 1919.

* On the rim of each medal is the engraving "146470A J. Wilson DH, RNR". The DH denotes Deck Hand. This was a rank for the trawlers and drifters (fishing fleet), drafted into the Royal Navy for anti-submarine and mine-sweeping duties.

 


Please contact f.wilson@royal-naval-reserve.co.uk for further information regarding this site.

UK WEB SITES