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WWI British War Medal to 2nd Lieutenant Forbes Observer RAF
  • WWI British War Medal to 2nd Lieutenant Forbes Observer RAF
  • WWI British War Medal to 2nd Lieutenant Forbes Observer RAF
  • WWI British War Medal to 2nd Lieutenant Forbes Observer RAF
  • WWI British War Medal to 2nd Lieutenant Forbes Observer RAF
  • WWI British War Medal to 2nd Lieutenant Forbes Observer RAF

WWI British War Medal to 2nd Lieutenant Forbes Observer RAF

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£250.00


Product Description

A fine condition Silver British War Medal that was issued to Second Lieutenant William Forbes of the RAF.

We have done a little research and this is the only medal that Lt Forbes was entitled to as he was technically operational, but didn't get to a theatre of War. As such, he wouldn't be entitled to the WWI Victory Medal. This makes the award quite rare, as the vast majority were awarded as pairs. The medal is edge stamped 2. LIEUTENANT W. FORBES R.A.F.

According to his Service records, Lieutenant Forbes was from 5 Strand View Street, Belfast, Ireland. At the beginning of 1918, he joined the 2 Black Watch and as an officer he transferred to the RAF. He spent some time in Hospital and was declared unfit for piloting duties, but was passed as an Observer. As such, he would have been airborne and not in some administrative post.

Weight: 34g

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