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British Royal Navy HMS Galatea Killed in Action Medal Group – Item 93041

WW2 British Royal Navy HMS Galatea Killed in Action Medal Group, awarded to Petty Officer Geoffrey Beckett Colclough. Group consists of 1939-45 star, Atlantic star, Africa star and 1939-45 War medal. The medals are housed in original card forwarding box (address details removed) and complete with the original admiralty condolence slip named to Geoffrey Beckett Colclough. Medals remain in good condition with ribbons and wax paper envelopes. Medals are accompanied by a selection of printed research.

 In 1941 he was a Petty Officer serving on HMS Galatea when on the 14th December 1941 she was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-Boat off the coast of Crete. HMS Galatea was a light cruiser of Arethusa class. She saw much service during WW2, taking part in the Norway campaign, the evacuation of the British forces from Dunkirk and the operation to pursue and destroy the German battleship Bismarck.



Price: £225

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