Tue, 3rd Nov 2015 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Encounter')

 
  Lot 83
 

83

A LT. COMMANDER'S FULL DRESS UNIFORM FOR THE...

A LT. COMMANDER'S FULL DRESS UNIFORM FOR THE ROYAL NAVY, CIRCA 1920
by Gieves, Matthew & Seagrove and comprising bicorn hat with bullion tassles, epaulettes, sword belting, kid gloves, laced trousers, full dress tail coat and boat cloak, contained in two regulation tin trunks inscribed for 'A.G. Davidson, RN', together with three service medals from the Great War comprising the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal 1914-20 and Victory Medal
(3)

Alastair Gordon Davidson (1893-1974) entered the Service in 1906 as a Midshipman, spent WWI as a Sub Lt, promoted Lt in 1916 and Lt Cdr in 1924. He is thought to have served in H.M. Ships Seraph, Wessex, Wakeful and Viceroy during the 1920s as a Lieutenant Commander. He left the navy in 1936 as a Commander but then was recalled during WWII, appointed Captain and commanded the training ship Cardiff from 1942 to 1944.

Sold for £434
Estimated at £400 - £600

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
All components appear to be in fine overall condition - no sign of moth, and bullion remains bright and in strong order.

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A LT. COMMANDER'S FULL DRESS UNIFORM FOR THE ROYAL NAVY, CIRCA 1920
by Gieves, Matthew & Seagrove and comprising bicorn hat with bullion tassles, epaulettes, sword belting, kid gloves, laced trousers, full dress tail coat and boat cloak, contained in two regulation tin trunks inscribed for 'A.G. Davidson, RN', together with three service medals from the Great War comprising the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal 1914-20 and Victory Medal
(3)

Alastair Gordon Davidson (1893-1974) entered the Service in 1906 as a Midshipman, spent WWI as a Sub Lt, promoted Lt in 1916 and Lt Cdr in 1924. He is thought to have served in H.M. Ships Seraph, Wessex, Wakeful and Viceroy during the 1920s as a Lieutenant Commander. He left the navy in 1936 as a Commander but then was recalled during WWII, appointed Captain and commanded the training ship Cardiff from 1942 to 1944.