A Naval Officer’s Group of 3 medals awarded to Lieutenant Commander A. Hunter-Blair, Royal Navy, who had seen service in Malaya, Cyprus and in Korea, he saw service on a wide variety of ships including Minesweepers, Light Cruisers and an Aircraft ...

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A Naval Officer’s Group of 3 medals awarded to Lieutenant Commander A. Hunter-Blair, Royal Navy, who had seen service in Malaya, Cyprus and in Korea, he saw service on a wide variety of ships including Minesweepers, Light Cruisers and an Aircraft Carrier.

Naval General Service Medal 1915-62, Geo VI, two clasps, Malaya and Cyprus named to Midshipman A. Hunter-Blair, Royal Navy. Queens Korea Medal, BR: OMN named to Lieutenant A. Hunter-Blair, Royal Navy. United Nations Medal for Korea, British Issue, unnamed as issued.

Alister Hunter-Blair was born in Auckland, New Zealand on 22nd October 1930, and was educated at Wellington College, Wellington, Berkshire, and having joined the Royal Navy served on a wide variety of ships, beginning with the Frigate Opossum from 4th December 1952 until 7th January 1954, which was awarded the Battle Honour Korea 1952-53). He went on to serve aboard the Light Cruiser, Mauritius, the Minesweeper Truelove, the Aircraft Carrier Unicorn, the Landing Craft LCA 162, the Coastal Minesweeper Badminton, the Minesweeper Santon, the Destroyer Depot Ship Tyne, the Light Cruiser Belfast, the Light Fleet Carrier Centaur, the Destroyer converted to Anti-Submarine Frigate Zest, the Repair Ship Ausonia, the Submarine Depot Ship Thames, the Minehunter Isis, the Aircraft Carrier Eagle, the Minesweeper Woodbridge Haven and the Shore Base in Malta – St. Angelo during his time in service. Appointed Sub Lieutenant with Seniority from 1st September 1950, Lieutenant with Seniority 1st January 1953, and Lieutenant Commander with Seniority from 1st January 1961, he was placed upon the Retired List in 1973, and passed away in June 2014. With a group shot at sea with Hunter-Blair included but not identified. With copy of Navy Lists and appointments/vessels.

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