A fine 'R.A.F. Station New Delhi' British Empire Medal lot of 5 medals with to a 'Veteran' of the 'Malaya & Netherlands East Indies' Campaign 1941-42: Corporal William Henry Rumsey, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve A fine 'R.A.F. Station New Delhi' British Empire Medal lot of 5 medals with to a 'Veteran' of the 'Malaya & Netherlands East Indies' Campaign 1941-42: Corporal William Henry Rumsey, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve A fine 'R.A.F. Station New Delhi' British Empire Medal lot of 5 medals with to a 'Veteran' of the 'Malaya & Netherlands East Indies' Campaign 1941-42: Corporal William Henry Rumsey, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve A fine 'R.A.F. Station New Delhi' British Empire Medal lot of 5 medals with to a 'Veteran' of the 'Malaya & Netherlands East Indies' Campaign 1941-42: Corporal William Henry Rumsey, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve A fine 'R.A.F. Station New Delhi' British Empire Medal lot of 5 medals with to a 'Veteran' of the 'Malaya & Netherlands East Indies' Campaign 1941-42: Corporal William Henry Rumsey, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

A fine 'R.A.F. Station New Delhi' British Empire Medal lot of 5 medals with to a 'Veteran' of the 'Malaya & Netherlands East Indies' Campaign 1941-42: Corporal William Henry Rumsey, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

- British Empire Medal (Military) GV1 (1258051 Cpl. William H. Rumsey. R.A.F.V.R.)
- The 1939-45 Star
- The Pacific Star
- Defence Medal
- War Medal

All medals with their original silk ribands, The BEM with its original brooch mounting that retains its hinged pin & clasps fittings

Sold together with an archive of original ephemera including:

- Air Council transmittal letter for war medals
- Named Buckingham Palace enclosure for the BEM
- Lid of BEM box in Central Chancery addressed envelope
- RAF/RAFVR ticker-tape medal receipt
- Box for medals to ‘W. H. Rumsey, Esq., “Arley”, Beaconsfield Road, Langley Vale, Epsom Downs, Surrey’
- R.A.F. Service & Release Book
- Air Forces in India Identity Pass
- Letter of congratulations upon the award of the B.E.M.
- Quantity of contemporary war photographs
- 3 x Portrait photographs of the recipient
- Various other contemporary photographs & ephemera

The medals and BEM ephemera all addressed to the recipient, ‘W. H. Rumsey, Esq., “Arley”, Beaconsfield Road, Langley Vale, Epsom Downs, Surrey’

Important: Award of the British Empire Medal (Military) was published in the London Gazette issue of, 1 January 1945

The BEM was specifically awarded for the recipients good services 1942-1944, while based at R.A.F Station, Palam Cantonment, New Delhi, A congratulatory letter from Air Commodore L. M. Illes, C.B.E., A.F.C., refers (see image)

Palam Cantonment, later morphed to become, Palam International Airport, New Delhi

William Henry Rumsey attested for the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve on 19 July 1940, and served overseas during the Second World War as an Equipment Assistant. Prior to the start of the 'Pacific War' he had been based in Malaya & Singapore Colony, and was a veteran of the subsequent Malaya campaign 1941-42. Prior to the fall of Singapore Colony on 15 February 1942, Corporal Rumsey had been evacuated to Java, in the Netherlands East Indies, from which place he was safely evacuated to British India, before the capitulation of NEI to the Imperial Japanese Army. In India, Rumsey was based at New Delhi. He was awarded his British Empire Medal in recognition of his good work at R.A.F. Station, New Delhi, India, and was discharged from the Royal Air Force on, 10 September 1946

Condition: Medals EF

Code: 21911

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