Lot Archive


№ 585


27 September 1994

Hammer Price:

A Great War A.F.M. group of three awarded to Sergeant Observer H.A.M. Balls, Royal Air Force, late Royal Naval Air Service, for services whilst flying in Seaplanes

AIR FORCE MEDAL, G.V.R. (232626 Sergt. Obs., R.A.F.); BRITISH WAR MEDAL (F.32626, B.M., R.N.A.S.); VICTORY MEDAL (232626 Sgt., R.A.F.) very fine and better (3)

A.F.M., London Gazette, 3 June 1919.

Sold with copy of original recommendation for the award, dated R.A.F. Seaplane Base, Dover, 19th January 1918: 'This N.C.O. Observer has put in approximately 250 hours flying time on Anti-Submarine Patrols, and has done useful work in locating mines, etc. and is specially recommended for the Air Force Medal.'