Medals from the Collection of David Lloyd

Date of Auction: 17th February 2021

Sold for £400

Estimate: £200 - £240

A post-War M.B.E. group of six awarded to Warrant Officer A. P. Ponting, Royal Air Force

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 2nd type breast badge, silver; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Coronation 1953, unnamed as issued; Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue, with Second Award Bar (364930 F/Sgt. A. P. Ponting. R.A.F.) good very fine (6) £200-£240


M.B.E. London Gazette 8 June 1950.
The original Recommendation states: ‘Warrant Officer Ponting is Warrant Officer i/c Fitter II Airframe Workshops. By his exceptional zeal, energy, and personal example he has caused a marked improvement in the standard of training achieved by Aircraft Apprentices. He has been a member of Instructional Staff in Fitter IIA workshops since December 1947, first as a Phase Supervisor, and then in complete charge since January 1949. During the whole period he has given his utmost effort to the cause of increased efficiency and, by his tact and firm handling of all matters, he has greatly improved the harmony between the Service and Civilian Instructors, and the relations between Instructors and Apprentices.’

Sold with a copy of the London Gazette, dated 8 June 1950, containing the notification of the recipient’s M.B.E; and a copy of the 1948 Statutes of the Order of the British Empire.