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Lost Medal Found.

andym

War Hero
I am posting this on behalf of another member on ROMFT,a bit ago a LSGC Medal was found on the seabed at Bridlington.It was awarded to a one MEM(M)1 D A Snowden,D180535D.If anyone knows MEM Snowden or has information on him we can reunite him with his medal.P;ease either PM me on here or on ROMFT.co.uk
 

BARNEYRNSM

War Hero
As its my home town I will ask at the RNA/RBL if anyone has heard of him,not saying he came from Brid but will ask!
 
I am posting this on behalf of another member on ROMFT,a bit ago a LSGC Medal was found on the seabed at Bridlington.It was awarded to a one MEM(M)1 D A Snowden,D180535D.If anyone knows MEM Snowden or has information on him we can reunite him with his medal.P;ease either PM me on here or on ROMFT.co.uk

A few thoughts on your finder's quest, Andy:

1. He may have applied for a replacement Pea Doo so it could be worth the finder contacting the MOD dept dealing with such replacements.

2. Having earned that PD then 'tis highly likely that, with that service number*, he'd also be drawing his pension by now. Hence it would be worth your while contacting them about the find, too.

3. Long Shot - Have it place it on ebay as a 'sale' with a full description of all the circumstances.
Not to actually sell it you'll understand, but just to offer it as 'ground bait'. If he, or his genuine kin, should spot it then verify ownership and return it at no cost. If not then quietly withdraw it and continue with the efforts elsewhere: Veterans Agency, RBL, ex-Service Associations, Friends/Forces Re-united etc. etc.


*With that Off. No. maybe this LS & GC is the only medal he'd have been entitled to (Cold War = fewer medals about than the current era) so BZ with your/the finder's efforts to re-unite it with the owner.

From time to time please be gracious enough to let us now how this quest progresses because this case could become the definitive 'Staff Answer' and a Sticky for re-uniting any future found medals with their rightful but pining owners.




Bob

I will PM Andym to alert him to this Post.

I did try but:

<< andym has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space.>>
 
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Rumrat

War Hero
I'm sure we have a female member on RR who worked in the records section.
Given that you have both his name and number and that he is of pensionable age, can't she help.
I cant remember her name now as she has been away for a while.
I'm sure it was TUTS.
 

andym

War Hero
Cheers for the replies guys.I have a few other feelers out.i sent an e mail to the SVPA and they cant really help apart from getting the medal sent to Ministry of Defence Medal Office in gloucester.We may get the ships he was on and i can try those forums if they exist.I will keep you appraised of progress or the lack of it.

I emptied my Mailbox now!LOL
 

sweetpea

War Hero
Andy,

The most likely candidate I have found is a David A Snowden, born 3rd Qtr 1962, the birth was registered in Buckrose, Yorkshire (one of the sub districts of Buckrose is Bridlington).

SP.
 

TeeCeeCee

Lantern Swinger
A few thoughts on your finder's quest, Andy:



3. Long Shot - Have it place it on ebay as a 'sale' with a full description of all the circumstances.
Not to actually sell it you'll understand, but just to offer it as 'ground bait'. If he, or his genuine kin, should spot it then verify ownership and return it at no cost. If not then quietly withdraw it and continue with the efforts elsewhere:

Won't he attract selling fees for a listing? Even if it is not sold.
 

RomanyRanner

Lantern Swinger
Was there no ship mentioned on the rim of the medal?
Plenty of Facebook sites tied to retired ships. May be a good place to search.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
I checked my LSGC and OSM and neither have the unit engraved on them. I got the LSGC in 1990, not sure when you got your's though.
 
I checked my LSGC and OSM and neither have the unit engraved on them. I got the LSGC in 1990, not sure when you got your's though.

Not engraved on the edge but I'm sure mine has a picture of HMS Victory on it somewhere...:cyclopsani:

BTW I think ebay makes no charge for posting the first few items at auction each month and then takes a % cut of each agreed & completed sale.

A quick look indicates a new current, un engraved, LS&GC is available at £37.00 MEDALS - LSGC - ROYAL NAVY - EIIR - FULL SIZE | eBay
 

RomanyRanner

Lantern Swinger
Lol. Must be going senile.
Checked mine. Just has RN.
Confused with another one I have to a matelot. It was awarded 53. It has the ships name.
I understand they stopped using ships names in the early 80s.
 

BARNEYRNSM

War Hero
I have been in touch with the Bridlington Free Press and they are interested in running the story,I am sending the link to the reporter that I contacted,I am away all week with work but hope to check the forum on a night,fingers crossed we reunite the medal with its rightful owner
 
What the fcuk was it doing on the seabed was he doin a Reggie Perrin, Its a LSGCM ffs leave the fecker where it was if he wants it back I have some snorkel and fins he could borrow at a price:wave:
 
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