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Lot 4227    SESSION 13 (2.30pm Thursday)    Australian Groups

Estimate $3,000
SOLD $3,600

GROUP OF TWELVE: Member of the Order of Australia (Military Division); War Medal 1939-45; Australia Service Medal 1939-45; Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 - three bars - Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam; Korea Medal 1950-53 with Mention-in-Despatches emblem; United Nations Korea Medal 1950-53; Campaign Service Medal 1962 (EIIR) - one bar - Malaya Peninsula; Vietnam Medal 1964-73; Australian Service Medal 1945-75 - three bars - PNG, Japan, Thailand; Defence Force Service Medal; RAF Long Service & Good Conduct Medal; South Vietnam Campaign Medal - bar - 1960-. First medal unnamed; second and third named to 170051 P.F.Rinehart; fourth - sixth and ninth named to A1418 P.F..Rinehart; seventh, eighth, eleventh and twelfth named to A1418 Rinehart P.F., tenth medal named to P.F.Rinehart A1418. Second and fifth - eighth impressed, third and tenth - twelfth engraved, fourth and ninth pantographed. Court mounted with some loose stitching. Extremely fine.

Order of Australia (AM) Queen's Birthday Honours June 1975 C.G. S113 (WOFF Rinehart AM was one of the inaugural recipients of the Order of Australia which was established on Australia Day, 26 January 1975); MID Citation: "Corporal Rinehart has completed a tour of duty as an Airframe Fitter with No. 77 (Interceptor/Fighter) Squadron, operating from a forward operational base in Korea. At all times he has displayed energy and initiative, and has performed his duties with competence and keenness, often under the most trying conditions. His excellent approach to his work has done much to maintain a high operational standard in the squadron." L.G. 17Mar1953 C.G. 19Mar1953. WOFF P F Rinehart served in WWII with No. 2 Squadron, Korean War with No. 77 Squadron and Vietnam War with No. 2 Squadron. He was invested as a Member of the Order of Australia (Military Division) on 9 March 1977. Accompanied by newspaper cutting, telegram and letter from Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) for MID as well as the MID Citation; telegram and letter from CAS for Order of Australia; photos for Korean service and one with PM John Gorton; Royal Investiture programme 9 March 1977 which was the first investiture in the Order of Australia and the first presentations of Australian awards for bravery; matching miniature group of twelve court mounted medals. With research.

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