Lot Archive


№ 315


12 May 1993

Hammer Price:

A Northern Ireland M.M. pair awarded to Corporal R.G. Wootten, Royal Regiment of Fusiiers

MILITARY MEDAL, E.II.R., 2nd issue (23965677 Cpl., R.R.F.) contained in its Royal Mint case of issue; CAMPAIGN SERVICE 1962, 1 clasp, Northern Ireland (Cpl., R.R.F.) contained in its card box of issue, extremely fine (2)

M.M., London Gazette, 18th September, 1973: 'In recognition of gallantry and distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st February, 1973 to 30th April, 1973.' Sold with photograph of the recipient, two street patrol maps, an original newspaper cutting and copies of 10 congratulatory letters and telegrams. Included in these is one from Lieutenant General Sir Frank King, K.C.B., M.B.E., Headquarters, Northern Ireland, which gives the following information:'I am writing to congratulate you on your award of a Military Medal for your conduct on the 29th March this year while serving in Northern Ireland.I know that on that night you most skilfully led an ambush and courageously dealt with three gunmen who surrendered to you. I know that in addition to this incident you have, on three tours in Northern Ireland, established a reputation as an outstanding leader and I am delighted that your conduct has been recognised by this very well deserved award.'