Archive for Norway

A Birchall Killed In Norway

Posted in Family Groups & Singles with tags , , , , , on December 7, 2019 by The Dude

This modest little group belonged to John James Burchall-Ward, 997361, 114 Squadron. John was a Sergeant-Observer in the RAF Volunteer Reserve. He was killed in action on the 27th December 1941 when the Blenheim he was helping to crew was shot down into the sea at the island of Vaagso in Norway during Operation Archery. He is buried in the Møllendal Church Cemetery in Bergen.

The Participation Medal 1940-45

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , on April 26, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_NorwayThis Norwegian medal was awarded after the end of the war to those soldiers and sailors who served in Norway during the initial German invasion, in the forces in the U.K. through the war and in the home forces who stayed in Norway through the occupation.

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The King Haakon VII’s Freedom Medal

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , on April 26, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_NorwayThis is a Norwegian medal awarded for outstanding acts during WW2 that fell short of the valour requirements of the War Cross.

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