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Military Medals91 of 342United States Army Schools metalWWI Chaplains Medal
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Posted 3 years ago

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A fine group of WW2 Medals issue to a Temporary Lieutenant John Robertson Armstrong R.N.V.R .Medals are Distinguished Service Cross ,39/45 Star,Atlantic Star,Defence Medal,War Medal and also a set of miniture medals these have a France/Germany Bar on the Atlantic Star and Oak Leafs on the War Medal.He got the Mention in Dispatches (Oak Leafs) for Operation Neptune clearing mines around Normandy Beeches before D Day ,the DSC mine sweeping on ML450 (Motor Launch) on the River Seine to Rouen " from the national archives -- For outstanding skill and devotion to duty during minesweeping operations in the opening of the Channel Ports.
As Flotilla divisional leader,he was in charge of a very successful operations at Boulogne and Calais and part in the sweeping of Dieppe.
We also have a local newspaper cutting confriming his name and where he came from as follows Lt J Armstrong son of Mr J C Armstrong The Croft Lyndurst Low Fell Gateshead Newcastle Enlisted 1939 commission 1941 went to Newcastle Royal Grammer School and was a young golfer at Ravensworth Golf Club.
More research needs to be done on this man.


  1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 3 years ago
    Thanks for your write up, very interesting. I had one Grandad in the first WW1 and my other Grandad was in Burma during the WW2. Lest we forget.
  2. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 3 years ago
    You certainly have a nice start on the research!


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