Trading in Historical Items of Interest. The Group Consists of. Officially Impressed on Rim: J. WW1 Victory Medal. Privately Impressed on Reverse: J MC INNES A. The Atlantic Star. The Africa Star. The Italy Star. WW2 War Medal. Engraved on Rim: J. Long Service Medal for Good Conduct (GVR). Officially Impressed on Rim: 78591J. HMS Glorious was the second of the three Courageous-class battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First World War. Designed to support the Baltic Project championed by the First Sea Lord, Lord Fisher, they were relatively lightly armed and armoured. Glorious was completed in late 1916 and spent the war patrolling the North Sea. She participated in the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight in November 1917 and was present when the German High Seas Fleet surrendered a year later. Glorious was paid off after the war, but was rebuilt as an aircraft carrier during the late 1920s. She could carry 30 per cent more aircraft than her half-sister Furious which had a similar tonnage. After re-commissioning in 1930, she spent most of her career operating in the Mediterranean Sea. After the start of the Second World War, Glorious spent the rest of 1939 unsuccessfully hunting for the commerce-raiding German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee in the Indian Ocean before returning to the Mediterranean. She was recalled home in April 1940 to support operations in Norway. Read the interesting attached document in this link about the Mystery Sinking of the HMS Glorius. Class Recorded Service for domestic buyers, should you wish to select the option at the buyers risk. Non-UK buyers please note. Class with full tracking or signing some countries offer either signed or tracked and some offer a joint service tracked and signed for. Please enquire with us first before paying the invoice as each country has different charges. Our aim is to deliver our goods to you as quickly as possible. We will handle the claim and ensure compensation in some form or another. Direct Transfers into either our SA Bank or UK Bank account – details upon request. The item “WW1 WW2 Rare Navy Medal Group of 8 HMS Glorious Aircraft Carrier Mystery” is in sale since Sunday, February 25, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “alenti-2000″ and is located in West Malling, Kent. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)
- Service: Navy
- Type: Medals & Ribbons
- Country/ Organization: Great Britain
- Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Era: 1914-1945