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Ken Sturmey’s Mystery Club Medal 1947

ID Number – 1466

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Subject – Ken Sturmey’s Mystery Club Medal

Date – 1947

Donor – AllenSandra

Location – Unknown

Ken Sturmey’s Mystery Club Medal

ID Number – 1465

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Subject – Ken Sturmey’s Mystery Club Medal

Date – ?

Donor – AllenSandra

Street – ?

Location – Unknown

Sergeant Ken Sturmey’s French Airbourne Association Badge?

ID Number – 1461

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Subject – Sgt Ken Sturmey’s French Airborne Association Badge

Date – ?

Donor – AllenSandra

Street – Outside Rodbourne

Location – Sandra Allen’s Back Garden

Additional Information – We believe this is the badge of the French Airborne Association but if anyone can confirm this we would be grateful.

Ken Sturmey’s Order of the Secret Monitor

ID Number – 1460

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Subject – Ken Sturmey’s Order of the Secret Monitor

Date – ?

Donor – AllenSandra

Street – Outside Rodbourne

Location – ?

Additional Information – This was a bit of a mystery until recently. It is in fact the jewel of the Order of the Secret Monitor or to give it its full title “The Order of the Secret Monitor, or Brotherhood of David and Jonathan, in the British Isles and its Districts and Conclaves Overseas”. This is a degree awarded within Masonry. We have confirmed that Ken was a Mason and attended the Gooch Lodge in Swindon named after Sir Daniel Gooch the first Locomotive Superintendent of the Great Western Railway Works in Swindon and MP for Cricklade. We are still ascertaining whether Ken was a Master Mason as this award was only given to Master Masons.

For more information on the Order of the Secret Monitor please click on MONITOR then when page opens select “Order of the Secret Monitor or the Brotherhood of David and Jonathon – History and Origin”

Ken Sturmey’s Maquis Bernard Commemorative Badge

 

ID Number – 1459

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Subject – Ken Sturmey’s Maquis Bernard Commemorative Badge

Date – 1989

Donor – AllenSandra

Street – Outside Rodbourne

Location – Ouroux en Morvan, France

Additional Information – This was a commemorative badge issued at the 45th Anniversary ceremony of the formation of the Maquis Bernard French Resistance cell in the Morvan area near Dijon in France. The ceremony took place in 1989 where Ken Sturmey might have been present. Sgt Ken Sturmey of A Squadron, 1st SAS Regiment fought with this group during “Operation Houndsworth” in 1944.

For information on the ceremony click on ANNIVERSARY . We apologize for the garbled English but the article was auto translated from the original French article.

John Dray’s brother Arthur was with Ken on this mission and John made a video of a pilgrimage he made with his nephews to the Morvan region to record  his brothers exploits. In this video John outlines the role of the SAS and the Maquis Bernard during “Operation Houndsworth”.  Click on VIDEO to view.

Ken Sturmey’s SAS Jubilee Medallion

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Subject – Ken Sturmey’s SAS Jubilee Medallion

Date – 1991

Donor – AllenSandra

Street – Outside Rodbourne

Location – Sandra Allen’s Garden

Additional Information – We are unsure what the proper title of this item is but it presumably marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the SAS..

Sergeant Ken Sturmey’s SAS Shoulder Flash

ID Number – 1457

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Subject – Sgt Ken Sturmey’s SAS Shoulder Flash

Date – 2010

Donor – AllenSandra

Street – Outside Rodbourne

Location – Sandra Allen’s Garden

Additional Information – We are uncertain whether this is a genuine SAS Shoulder Flash or one Ken’s wife made for him. Maybe someone can let us know.

Sergeant Ken Sturmey’s SAS Cloth Badge

 

ID Number – 1456

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Subject – Sgt Ken Sturmey’s SAS Cloth Badge

Date – 2010

Donor – AllenSandra

Street – Outside Rodbourne

Location – Sandra Allen’s Garden

Sergeant Ken Sturmey’s SAS Blazer Badge

ID Number – 145.5

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Subject – Sgt Ken Sturmey’s SAS Blazer Badge

Date – 2010

Donor – AllenSandra

Street – Outside Rodbourne

Location – Sandra Allen’s Garden

Additional Information –  We assumed this is an official badge, probably worn on a blazer but if anyone knows better please leave a reply or contact us via our CONTACT page.

Sergeant Ken Sturmey’s SAS Regiment Beret

ID Number – 1454

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Subject – Sgt Ken Sturmey’s SAS Beret

Date – 2010

Donor – AllenSandra

Street – Outside Rodbourne

Location – Sandra Allen’s Garden

Additional Information – This is Sergeant Ken Sturmey’s famous SAS Regiment beret. Obviously this is his dress one. Apologies to old soldiers visiting the site as you must be horrified at us displaying it in this position. I know if you wore it like this you’d be on a charge

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