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British Naval Korean War Pair Awarded to Naval Lt Commander – Item 93014

Royal Navy Korean War Medal Pair of Lieutenant Commander David Norman Dalton Royal Navy, Served on HMS Comus During the Campaign on the Korean Peninsula When it was Attacked and Damaged by North Korean Bombers, Queens Korea medal 1st type “LIEUT. D. N. DALTON R.N.” and United Nations Korea medal un-named as issued. Medals mounted for wear.

Lieutenant Commander David Norman Dalton was appointed as a Midshipman on 1st January 1947, he joined HMS Comus as a Sub Lieutenant 1st May 1948 and present on the ship when it was bombed by North Korean bombers in August 1950, Lieutenant 1st March 1951, Lieutenant Commander 1st March 1959 and retired 1969. He served on HMS Triumph, HMS Comus, HMS Virago, HMS Theseus, HMS Russell, plus later shore establishments etc.

On 22nd / 23rd August 1950 HMS Comus was attacked by two Ilyushin II-10 bombers 85 miles west of Kunsan. The Shturmoviks attacked singly from astern. The first dropped four bombs that holed the ship on the port side, killing one sailor and wounding another. The second dropped its load ahead of the ship and missed completely. The Comus immediately made for Kure for repairs, escorted by her sister ship HMS Consort and covered by US carrier fighters.

Price: £695

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