WW2 BRITISH ARMY & KENYA REGIMENT MEDAL GROUP CAPTAIN JOHN GORDON LAING MAU MAU UPRISING

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Group includes 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45 & 1902-56 Africa General Service Medal impressed named to CAPT. J. G. LAING. KENYA REGT. Medals court mounted for display with basic research paperwork.

John Gordon Laing enlisted in the British Army 11/1/1937 and served with the Royal West Surry Regiment. Most likely he served with the 2nd Battalion, as they were the only Battalion within the regiment to have served in both North Africa & Burma. The 2nd Bn were transferred to Burma and made up part of the 16th Brigade, 6th Infantry Division which was later redesignated as the 70th Infantry Division and were involved in Operation Thursday, the second Chindits campaign which aimed to transport troops behind enemy lines by air to create fortified bases with airstrips for operational use. Transferred to the Reserve 26/5/1946. He was commissioned from the ranks as a Second Lieutenant in the Kenya Regiment on 5 February 1953. The Kenya Regiment was heavily involved in the suppression of the Mau Mau uprising.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 15 × 8 × 6 cm

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