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Item ID# 2006.019.032 a-e
Object Name Medal, Military
Year Range from 1940
Year Range to 1945
Description A set of military medals from the Second World War.
Part (a) is silver-coloured metal bar with attached pin . The bar is used to attach set of four medals
Medal (b) is a King George V Silver Jubilee Medal from 1935. It is silver-coloured and the front has raised crown and letters "GRI" in script "May 6 1910 May 5 1935" . The back has raised profile of King George V & Queen Mary. A ribbon is attached which is navy, white, navy, raspberry, navy, white, navy.
Medal (c) is a 1939-1945 War Medal. It is a round silver-coloured medallion with a raised lion on front with "1939 1945" numbers, profile of King George VI on rear with letters "GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX:ETINDIAEIMP. It has a ribbon attached which is red, navy, white, red, white, navy, red.
Medal (d) is a Canadian Volunteer Service Medal. It is a round silver-coloured medallion with raised Canadian coat-of-arms on front. The back side has figures marching, and words "VOLUNTARY SERVICE VOLONTAIRE 1939 CANADA 1945". There is a ribbon attached which is green, red, royal blue, red, green.
Medal (e) is a 1939-1945 Defence Medal. It is a round silver medallion with "THE DEFENCE MEDAL" on front with "1939 1945" and raised coat-of-arms with two lions flanking centre. The back has a profile of King George VI. The ribbon attached is light-green, black, light-green, orange, light-green, black, light-green.
Provenance The medals were awarded to John Arthur Reynolds. He served in the RCAF for 4 and a half years. Overseas, he was an intelligence officer with #6 Bomber Group and flew Halifax and Lancaster bombers. He married Mary Iva Reta Conly in Kincardine on June 10, 1925.
Dimensions W-10.5 L-14 cm
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Search Terms / Places Military
Royal Canadian Air Force
Event Second World War