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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 595

An interesting 23 Special Air Service (Reserve) Merit Medal

Merit Medal, 33mm, silver, the obverse with crossed rifles and laurels, the reverse impressed '23 SAS (V) Foreign Weapons 1968' within laurels, good very fine and a scarce example of Special Forces ephemera

23 Special Air Service (Volunteer) were founded in 1959 as an additional Territorial Regiment initially based in London. It sent Troopers to Borneo during 1963 and moved Headquarters to Thorpe Street, Birmingham in 1966. This award likely reflects the embryonic period of this section of the Special Forces, which exists to this day.

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