A Badge and Two Medals
MK comments: All of you will recognize the Union Jack flying here on your right, and some of you guys in our Bunker will recognize, on your left, the Argyll and Sutherland beret badge. This badge was proudly worn on the beret of Robert Doherty during his time in the British army before his transfer, when he got to Korea in April of 1951, to the King's Own Scottish Borderers (as the Argyll and Sutherland was then leaving Korea) for his service in Korea from then until August of 1952, when the King's Own Scottish Borderers also left Korea and went to Hong Kong.
The three photos on this page were sent to me by John Doherty, Robert's son. He tells me that it was only after much coaxing that his father finally sent for the two medals pictured below, which he finally received many years after he had first been entitled to them.
The information (eyesight help too) for the two photos below came not only from John, but also from Reg Kitchener (#41) and from Felix Harrigan, another KOSB who is a good friend of the guys in our bunker.
All in the Bunker will recognize the medal with the blue and white ribbon (on the left in both photos below) as the United Nations Service Medal to which all of us were entitled. The word Korea is on the bar of the obverse side (photo below on the left) and the words FOR SERVICE IN DEFENCE OF THE PRINCIPLES OF THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS are on the reverse side (photo below on the right).
Thus, it may be read as Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain the Reigning Queen and Defender of the Faith.
Here is another flame to warm our Bunker. This one is for remembrance of Robert and all his mates who survived the war but have passed on before us.
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