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Predicate Object 1975 1975-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1975-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1975.40.8 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1975.40.8 2006-07-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T08:56:56.443Z 70 British War Medal to Major Keith R Park, WW1 Following his service on Gallipoli with the NZ Field Artillery and the BEF Keith Park was posted to the Western Front serving on the Somme and finally at Ypres where he was wounded. In 1917 Park transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and as a pilot (48 Squadron) he experienced aerial combat and observation at first-hand over the Western Front. He proved himself to be brave and skilful, and in 1918 earned his first independent command. British War Medal, WW1 issued to Sir Keith Rodney Park, RAF, 1919 medal with ribbon, silver medal; 36mm diameter; straight non-swivelling suspender, with ribbon obverse: head of King George V with the legend ‘GEORGIUS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:’ reverse: Naked figure of St. George on horseback facing right. The horse is trampling on an eagle shield and cross bones Around the edge are the dates, ‘1914’ and ‘1918’ named on rim: MAJOR K.R. PARK R.A.F. ribbon: grosgrain ribbon, 32mm wide, orange band in centre, bordered with white, black and blue stripes. medal, campaign
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