Group of 6 awarded to Temporary Lieutenant Richard Arfon Jones Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve comprising, 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Str, France & Germany Clasp, Africa Star, Pacific Star, 1939-45 War Medal, unnamed as issued, Naval General Service Medal 1909-62, GVIR, one clasp Minesweeping 1945-51, (Ty Lt R A Jones RNVR), mounted for wear, cleaned, very fine.
Richard Arfon Jones was born on the 21st February 1917 he attested for the Royal Artillery in 1936 being issued number 855715, he attested again in 1939 and issued number 1704854 which was then cancelled, and he reverted to his original number. His 1936 Attestation entry shows that he transferred to the Royal Navy on the 23rd January 1939. Service in Royal Navy as a rating presumably in Africa and Pacific campaigns Promoted to Leading Seaman by October 1941 Commissioned Temporary Sub Lieutenant RNVR 23rd October 1941. Promoted Temporary Lieutenant with seniority RNVR 23rd October 1942. 23rd July 1943 Listed as part of a group of Lieutenants for “BYMS” (British Yard Minesweepers).
20th February 1944 Announced as serving BYMS 2018 In Command, part of the 154th Mine Sweeping Flotilla which served in West Africa in 1943. Returned to England 1st May 1944. 1st May 1944 announced as serving, In Command, of HMS BYMS 2225, part of 164th Mine Sweeping Flotilla in West Africa until the 3rd December 1944.
3rd December 1944 to 15th January 1945 on leave.
15th January 1945 announced as serving, In Command, of HMS BYMS 2016 part of 150th Mine Sweeping Flotilla stationed at Great Yarmouth and then Copenhagen. Lt Jones responsibilities lay in sweeping the seas around Denmark and neighbouring areas as part of Wildfire III Mine Sweeping Group. (Minesweeping Clasp to the NGS).
February 1946 BYMS 2016 in Service at Dover, April 1946 Announced Stationed at Dover HMS Lynx for activities with the Army.
1st July 1951 Present on Navy List 1951 as a full Sub Lieutenant Royal Naval Reserve.
Died April 2003 aged 86 years in Bridgend, Glamorgan.
Medals First sold 21st October 2003 at Bonham’s.
Sold with comprehensive copied research and a pin back badge LSS.