A Gunner Warrant Officer's Korea and Hong Kong Colony medal group of 3: Warrant Officer II Roy William Kinsley, Royal Regiment of Artillery late 42nd Field Regiment Royal Artillery
- British Empire Medal EIIR issue (Military)1st type (22041722 Sgt. (Attly. Clk.) Roy W. Kinsley, R. A.)
- United Nations service medal with clasp 'Korea':
- Military LS&GC Medal. EIIR 'Regular Army' (22041722 W. O. Cl 2. R. W. Kinsley. B.E.M. RA.)
Medals verification: Post 1948 medal rolls are not yet accessible in the public domain, we can however below:
- British Empire Medal: Published in the New Years Honours List 1956, appearing in the London Gazette issue of 2 January 1956
- United Nations service medal with clasp 'Korea': 42 Field Regiment Royal Artillery embarked for Korea 13/11/53 remained in theatre thru December 1954
- Military LS&GC Medal: Awarded for 18 years long service and good conduct prior to 1977
Sergeant KINSLEY has been Chief-Clerk of 42 Field Regiment RA since November 1948. During this period, in GERMANY, KOREA and HONG KONG, he has shewn an outstanding loyalty and selfless devotion to duty combined with an untiring capacity for hard work and perseverance. Under the most difficult and irksome of conditions he has organised and controlled the work of the Regimental Office cheerfully, resourcefully, and with great efficiency, inspiring his subordinates to give of their best by his personal example and his irreproachable integrity.
In KOREA particularly, where in the extremes of heat and cold, clerical work became arduous to a high degree, Sergeant KINSLEY toiled by day and far into the night to achieve the highest possible standard of work in his department. On exercises his work was an outstanding contribution to the operational efficiency of the Regiment; apart from purely clerical work he shewed himself, when called upon to do so, to be fully capable of organising defence plans in the RHQ area, and in acting in a manner far exceeding the usual call of his duties.
When the unit arrived at PUSAN, en route for HONG KONG in January 1955, after a cramped and exceedingly uncomfortable train journey of eighteen hours duration Sergeant KINSLEY had, within four minutes of his arrival at the Transit Camp, organised the Regimental Office on a fully functioning basis to meet a sudden and very demand on the RHQ Staff.
In HONG KONG, where the administrative requirements posed many new and complex problems he has uncomplainingly put the interests of the Regiment, before those of his family, and worked long hours at his place of duty without regard for his personal interests.
Throughout the period of his service with this Regiment Sergeant KINSLEY has by his dealings with Secret and Confidential matters, by his firm, tactful and courteous approach and his upright manner and expert handling of his responsibilities, shewn himself in word and deed to be fully capable of performing the duties normally associated with a much higher rank and station.
The initiating officer for the award of the B.E.M. to Sergeant Kinsley, was F. G. Macmullen, Officer Commanding 42 Field Regiment RA, at Hong Kong on 6 June 1955. This was endorsed by The Commander Royal Artillery 40 Infantry Brigade at Hong Kong on 19 June 1955. The recommendation was then signed by the General Officer Commanding Land Forces Hong Kong, on 22 June 1955, and finally approved by the General Officer Commanding Far East Land Forces, Singapore, on, 8 August 1955, the award being published in the New Year Honours List of January 1956
The medals mounted in the court-style. The reverse of the mounting bar retaining its original long hinged pin and clasp fittings
Sold together with a hard-copy of the recommendation for the British Empire Medal (Military)
A most uncommon combination of medals, and the more desirable for including a decoration specifically awarded mostly for outstanding services in Korea & Hong Kong