2 SAS 1943 - 1945

Louise Burnell

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My Grandfather Charles Alfred William Mitchell and served in 2 SAS regiments.

Parent unit Army Air Corps
former Queen's Royal Regiment
2 SAS 1943-45 (Sgt - WOI)
NW Europe 1944-45


My Granfather's photo appears in this book three times including on the back page. He's also mentioned by name. Unfortunately, my Dad should have inherited my Grandfather's medals (including two Victoria Cross medals) as the eldest son. But, his nephew (who was raised by my Dad's Grandmother) inherited the medals and has sold them. This happened over 40 years ago and is still very upsetting for my Dad. Is there a way to get duplicates for him and to find out exactly what medals he received. Also, did anyone else on this forum have relatives who served with my Grandfather?

Many thanks in advance

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Hi Louise,

You have not noted this in your message, but your grandfather won the Military Medal (MM) in 1943 whilst serving in Italy, London Gazette and MM citation attached.

You can get copies, but I suggest if you know what WW2 medals he was awarded getting originals (which are all un-named would be a better option. The only problem would be his MM, you would have to get a copy of that. Alternatively buy an original but they are expensive.

Hope this is of help, and if I can be of further help please give me a message.


Best wishes,

Ian
 

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Hi Louise,

You have not noted this in your message, but your grandfather won the Military Medal (MM) in 1943 whilst serving in Italy, London Gazette and MM citation attached.

You can get copies, but I suggest if you know what WW2 medals he was awarded getting originals (which are all un-named would be a better option. The only problem would be his MM, you would have to get a copy of that. Alternatively buy an original but they are expensive.

Hope this is of help, and if I can be of further help please give me a message.


Best wishes,

Ian
Many thanks Ian,
This is really helpful and I will look in to obtaining this medal for my Dad.
Warmest regards
Louise
 
Hi Louise,

You're welcome.

Other than the Military Medal, your grandfather would certainly have been entitled to a 1939/45 Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star and WW2 War Medal. He would possibly have been also entitled to an Africa Star and Defence Medal. If you have your grandfathers service book or record his medal entitlement will be recorded in them.


Best wsiehs,

Ian
 
Hi Louise,

You're welcome.

Other than the Military Medal, your grandfather would certainly have been entitled to a 1939/45 Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star and WW2 War Medal. He would possibly have been also entitled to an Africa Star and Defence Medal. If you have your grandfathers service book or record his medal entitlement will be recorded in them.


Best wsiehs,

Ian
Thanks so much Ian,
I have some time off work in a couple of weeks so will spend some time looking at buying a replica medal/s for my Dad, which he will be delighted with. Can I ask how you're so knowledgeable? Did you have a relative who served in the SAS?
Kind regards
Louise
 
Hi Louise,

You're welcome.

Other than the Military Medal, your grandfather would certainly have been entitled to a 1939/45 Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star and WW2 War Medal. He would possibly have been also entitled to an Africa Star and Defence Medal. If you have your grandfathers service book or record his medal entitlement will be recorded in them.


Best wsiehs,

Ian
I have quite a few more good quality photos to post if these would be of interest to you Ian. Both individual and group photos. Natural and posed.
 
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