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World War II and Later Miniature British Indian Army and Pakistan Group of Seven, bar-mounted for wear
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World War II and Later Miniature British Indian Army and Pakistan Group of Seven, bar-mounted for wear
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Miniature Group of Seven comprising: Pakistan Independence Medal 1947 (Pakistan Tamgha, A.H. 1366), Republic Medal 1956 (Tamgha-i-Jamhuria, A.H. 1375), 1939-1945 Star, Burma Star 1941-1945, War Medal 1939-1945, India Service Medal 1939-1945 and Coronation Medal 1953. *** Pakistan Independence Medal 1947 (Pakistan Tamgha, A.H. 1366). Miniature circular cupro-nickel medal with scroll and bar suspension; the face with the flag of Pakistan centrally, inscribed and dated ‘1366’ in Urdu above, the date ’14 August 1947’ below in Urdu letters and numerals, all within a laurel wreath; the reverse with the crowned cipher of King George VI and circumscribed ‘GEORGIVS VI D.G. BR. OMN. REX.’ (George VI by the Grace of God King of Great Britain’; age-toned; diameter 17.9mm (0.7 inch). The medal was instituted in 1948 to mark the emergence of the State of Pakistan on 14 August 1947. *** Republic Medal 1956 (Tamgha-i-Jamhuria, A.H. 1375). Miniature circular cupro-nickel medal with ornate claw and bar suspension; the face with the Urdu inscription ‘?????? ??????? ???????’ (Isl?m? Jumh?r?yah P?kist?n = Islamic Republic of Pakistan) within a jasmine wreath; the reverse dated ‘23RD MARCH 1956’ centrally, circumscribed above ‘9 Sha’ban-ul-Muazzam 1375’ in Urdu and ‘Jamhuria Islamia Pakistan’ (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) in Bengali below; diameter 18.05mm (0.71 inch); age-toned. The medal was instituted on 16 March 1956 by the President of Pakistan to mark the transition of Pakistan to a Republic on 23 March 1956. *** 1939-1945 Star. Miniature bronze six-pointed faceted star with lateral loop for ribbon suspension; the face with the crowned cipher of King and Emperor George VI centrally within a stippled ring inscribed ‘THE 1939 - 1945 STAR’; the reverse plain; diameter 17.75mm (0.7 inch). The Star was instituted in 1945 to be awarded for operational service between the declaration of war (3 September 1939) and V.J. Day (2 September 1945). Army personnel were required to complete six months’ service in an operational command. Airborne troops qualified if they had participated in any airborne operation and had completed two months’ service in a fully operational unit. Naval personnel were required to completed six months’ service and at least one voyage in an operational area. Air Force personnel were required to participate in operations against the enemy and to complete two months’ service in an operational unit. Non-aircrew personnel were required to complete six months’ service in an area of operational army command. For Royal Observer Corps personnel, the requirement was 1,080 days’ service. The Star was awarded immediately if service was terminated by death, disability or wounding. The award of a gallantry medal or of a Mention in Despatches led to immediate qualification for the Star. *** Burma Star 1941-1945. Miniature bronze six-pointed faceted star with lateral loop for ribbon suspension; the face with the crowned cipher of King and Emperor George VI centrally within a stippled ring inscribed ‘THE BURMA STAR’; the reverse plain; diameter 17.82mm (0.7 inch). The Star was instituted in May 1945 to be awarded for operational service between 11 December 1941 and V.J. Day (2 September 1945) on land in Burma, also in Bengal and Assam (1 May 1942 to 31 December 1943), in Bengal and Assam east of the Brahmaputra River (after 1 January 1944) and in Malaya and Sumatra (after 1 November 1943); at sea in the Bay of Bengal enclosed by a line running south for 300 miles from the southern-most tip of Ceylon, then to a point 300 miles west of the southern-most tip of Sumatra and continuing east to the western side of Sundai Strait, and including the Malacca Strait; in the air for active operations in the above area. Anyone qualifying for both the Burma and Pacific Stars would be awarded only one - the first-earned - but would have a clasp denoting entitlement to the other. The Star was awarded immediately if service was terminated by death, disability or wounding. *** War Medal, 1939-1945. Miniature circular silvered metal medal with claw and ribbon bar suspension; the face with the crowned head of King George VI facing left, circumscribed ‘GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP:’ (George VI by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, Emperor of India); the reverse with a triumphant lion standing on a prostrate dragon, dated ‘1939 1945’ above right; diameter 17.93mm (0.71 inch). The medal was instituted in 1945 and was awarded to all full-time members of the armed forces who had served at least 28 days between the outbreak of war (3 September 1939) and V.J. Day (2 September 1945). *** India Service Medal 1939-1945. Miniature circular cupro-nickel medal with claw and ribbon suspension bar; the face with the crowned head of King and Emperor George VI facing left, circumscribed ‘GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP:’ (George VI by the Grace of God King of Great Britain and Emperor of India); the reverse with a relief map of (then) India, inscribed ‘INDIA’ above and dated ‘1939-45’ below; diameter 17.33mm (0.68 inch). The medal was instituted in 1945 and awarded to members of the Indian armed forces for three years non-operational service in India, effectively replacing the Defence Medal for Indian troops. *** Coronation Medal 1953. Miniature circular silver medal with scroll and laterally-pierced ball suspension; the face with the head and shoulders portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in robes of state with the collar of the Order of the Garter and the badge of the Order of the Bath, wearing a Tudor crown, facing right; the reverse with the crowned cipher of Queen Elizabeth II circumscribed ‘QUEEN ELIZABETH • II • CROWNED 2ND JUNE 1953’; age-toned; diameter 17.51mm (0.69 inch). The medal was instituted on 30 April 1953 to be awarded in June 1953 to eminent persons, members of the government, armed forces, police and public servants to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. In all, 129,051 medals were awarded. *** The medals are on original bar, mounted for wear, and original ribbons. This Group would have been awarded to a member of the British Indian Army who fought in the Burma campaign and subsequently served in the armed forces of Pakistan until at least the mid-1950s in a role sufficiently senior to be awarded the 1953 Coronation Medal. A very good period group.

 
World War II and Later Miniature British Indian Army and Pakistan Group of Seven, bar-mounted for wear
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World War II and Later Miniature British Indian Army and Pakistan Group of Seven, bar-mounted for wear
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World War II and Later Miniature British Indian Army and Pakistan Group of Seven, bar-mounted for wear
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World War II and Later Miniature British Indian Army and Pakistan Group of Seven, bar-mounted for wear
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World War II and Later Miniature British Indian Army and Pakistan Group of Seven, bar-mounted for wear
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World War II and Later Miniature British Indian Army and Pakistan Group of Seven, bar-mounted for wear
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