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Predicate Object 15 Aug 2001 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.25.424.6 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.25.424.6 Brent Mackrell Collection 2006-07-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T09:58:08.379Z 5A 52 60 World War 2/wars Defence Medal 1939-45 Air Vice Marshal Charles M Gibbs Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Charles M Gibbs, CB, CBE, RNZAF RAF Served: WW2: Transport Command Middle East, Yugoslavia, Torpedo Bomber Squadron, Italy. Post-WW2 : RAF; various high administrative positions until his retirement in 1976. Orders: CB CBE Defence Medal 1939-45, WW2 Awarded to Air Vice Marshal Charles M Gibbs cupronickel medal 36mm diameter, plain, non-swivelling suspender, with ribbon Obverse: bareheaded effigy of King George VI, facing left. Around the perimeter is the legend "GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP." reverse: Royal Crown resting on an oak sapling, flanked by a lion and a lioness above stylised waves. At the top left is the year "1939" and at the top right the year "1945". The exergue has the words "THE DEFENCE MEDAL" in two lines. Ribbon: 32mm wide grosgrain ribbon, bands of green, black then green, repeated and separated by a wide orange band. medal, campaign
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