Offered is a British General Service Medal (1962-2007) with clasp South Arabia to Flying Officer Rowe, R.A.F.
36mm wide silver medal with ornate scrolled ribbon suspension bar with ‘SOUTH ARABIA clasp; the face with the crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, circumscribed ‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F.D.’ (Elizabeth II by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith); the reverse inscribed centrally ‘FOR CAMPAIGN SERVICE’, a Tudor crown above, all within an oak wreath; attributed on the edge to FG. OFF. A. F. ROWE R.A.F.; on original ribbon.
Good commissioned ranked GSM for service in the Royal Air Force.
The South Arabia clasp was awarded for the Radfan Campaign, which were Egyptian-inspired attempts to end the British presence in Aden and end the embryonic Federation of South Arabia. This 3-year long campaign saw numerous terrorist attacks on both civilian and military targets. In both Rafan and Aden, the British Army suffered 90 personnel killed and 510 wounded. The qualifying period was 30 days service in the Federation of South Arabia between 1 August 1964 and 30 November 1967.