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Old 15-03-20, 09:21 AM
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Not my area and asking for a friend.
What do the abbreviations stand for?


L/FX. 81337 L. H. E KIMPTON C. A. E. (A)

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Old 15-03-20, 09:36 AM
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Hi Sean.
I think LFX is for fleet air arm poss lee on Solent not sure about rest could be chief aircraft engineer but I thought that would be before service number. What date is the medal.
I normally look at army medals.
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Old 15-03-20, 09:52 AM
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Have found info to back up Chris's post.

"The FX prefix was issued to ratings in the Fleet Air Arm.
It later became LFX and eventually just L
Prefixes donated the port authority which looked after the ratings welfare.
D for Devonport (Plymouth)
P for Portsmouth
L for Lee on Solent (wafus)"

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CAE Chief Aircraft Engineer (in DEME(A))

DEME(A) Director Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (Army)
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Old 15-03-20, 10:09 AM
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That's great, thanks for the quick responses you two.

This is the set of medals, on the GSM I can only work out the word 'EAST' I'm guessing Near East?

The friend is here in Greece and he was given the medals 40 years ago by his language tutor....a nice gift.

But he has had difficulty finding anything out about the owner.

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Old 15-03-20, 11:20 AM
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This is the set of medals, on the GSM I can only work out the word 'EAST' I'm guessing Near East?
The 1915 NGSM was never awarded without a clasp. The seventeen clasps authorised are list below, the figures in brackets denoting the number awarded.

Near East (17,800). For operations during the Suez Crisis of 1956.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_...ce_Medal_(1915)
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That's great, thanks for the quick responses you two.

This is the set of medals, on the GSM I can only work out the word 'EAST' I'm guessing Near East?

The friend is here in Greece and he was given the medals 40 years ago by his language tutor....a nice gift.

But he has had difficulty finding anything out about the owner.

Regards
Sean
Hi Sean

Looking at the group and the length of the brass bar I would suggest that a 1939 - 45 star is missing, it would probably be unnamed and there fore easily replaced if you don't have it.

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Old 16-03-20, 07:11 AM
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I wonder if it is also missing a Naval LSGC medal as there is also a gap after the GSM. Would make sense if he was still in service in 1956.
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Old 16-03-20, 07:18 AM
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Might he have been called up like some of the Army's Ever readies AER?
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The War Medal appears to have a Mention In Dispatches oakleaf, the awarding of that might appear in print somewhere?

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I believe it's Chief Aircraft Engineer (Airframes), others being Engines (E), Ordnance (O), Electrical (L) and Radio (R).
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Anybody know how I can look up his Mention in Despatches?
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The recipient of this medal group was Leslie Henry Ernest Kimpton,he was awarded a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal at HMS Kestral (Worthy Down),Winchester,Hampshire, Fleet Air Arm on 16th July 1952 and the medal was sent to HMS Ariel which was also part of Worthy Down.He was a Chief Petty Officer Airframes ( Engineering ) Rating at this Point.The LSGC medal is missing from the group.He appears in the probate register as died in Southampton 4/10/1975.

Leslie Henry Ernest Kimpton 4 Oct 1975 Southampton 1975

His Records are unavailable except from the MOD (Death needs to be over 25 years ago to access records).You need to get a copy of his death certificate and send it with a cheque for 30.00 to get his service records.See link below,

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/request-...vice-personnel

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Born West Ham,London, January 1917.

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That's amazing Bob many thanks very much appreciated
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