WW2 Royal Navy Group. HMS Ledbury. Dennis George William Palmer. Writtle/Essex. Operations Avalanche & Manna.

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Very nice complete Group relating to one mans service on hms Ledbury.

Dennis was born In Writtle,  Essex 26th December 1925

A lorry drivers mate by occupation,  He volunteered for serving in the Royal Navy  Jun 1943 .

His nok address mother Edith may of Ongar Rd  , cooksmill Green,  Writtle  , nr Chelmsford  , Essex.

Inc is his original certificate of service and order for release from naval service dated 1947 .

He served on hms Ledbury from 14th October 1943 to 18th December 1944 .

During this time Ledbury was present at salerno landings ( operation Avalanche ) and also  support of retaking the Islands and mainland of Greece ( operation Manna ).

There is his medals on modern court mounted display .

Hms cap tally and trade badge a St Christopher  marked hms Ledbury 1943 1944 he wore during his navy service.

A millennium royal British Legion medallion inscribed d Palmer p/jx 520590 hms Ledbury l90 he purchased it whist a member of the basildon rbl .

He was also a member of the hms Ledbury old comrades society.

There is also 40 approx original pictures relating to his service most have captions on front and rear explaining their story .

He died 8th March 2015 at basildon aged  89 .

A very nice little archive of one mans war .

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