Operation Musketeer

 

NGSM 1915 with Near East Clasp

 

 

In 1956 numerous ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service were engaged in Operation Musketeer – the Suez Crisis – with Royal Naval vessels. Crew members of the RFA ships listed below had to undertake service for one or more days either ashore in Egypt or afloat off the Egyptian coast either in the Mediterranean or in the Red Sea. This period of service had to be between 31 October 1956 to 22 December 1956 inclusive – for this Naval General Service Medal 1915 with the Near East Clasp was issued

The RFA ships whose crews qualified for the award were –

 

Ship                                                       In the Qualifying Area

RFA Amherst                                       4/11/1956 to 22/11/1956

RFA Blue Ranger                                4/11/1956 to 23/11/1956

                                                                28/11/1956 to 22/12/1956     

RFA Brown Ranger                             4/11/1956 to 21/12/1956

RFA Dewdale (1)                                10/11/1956 to 19/11/1956

RFA Eaglesdale                                   8/11/1956 to 24/11/1956

RFA Echodale                                      27/11/1956 to 3/12/1956

RFA Eddybeach                                   4/11/1956 to 21/12/1956

RFA Fort Charlotte                              10/12/1956 to 11/12/1956

RFA Fort Dunvegan                            10/11/1956 to 16/11/1956

RFA Fort Duquesne                            17/11/1956 to 22/12/1956

RFA Fort Sandusky                             1/11/1956 to 1/12/1956

RFA Gold Ranger                               11/12/1956 to 22/12/1956

RFA Kinbrace                                      3/12/1956 to 22/12/1956

RFA Olna (2)                                        31/10/1956 to 29/11/1956

RFA Retainer                                       1/11/1956 to 29/11/1956

RFA Sea Salvor                                   4/11/1956 to 22/12/1956

RFA Spaburn                                       7/11/1956 to 22/12/1956

RFA Succour                                       29/11/1956 to 22/12/1956

RFA Surf Pioneer                                5/11/1956 to 22/12/1956

RFA Tiderace (1)                                1/11/1956 to 16/11/1956

RFA Tidereach                                    6/11/1956 to 22/12/1956

RFA Tiderange                                    1/11/1956 to 29/11/1956

                                                               12/12/1956 to 22/12/1956

RFA Wave Conqueror                        2/11/1956 to 4/11/1956

RFA Wave Laird                                  4/11/1956 to 20/11/1956

RFA Wave Master                               31/10/1956 to 18/11/1956

                                                               12/12/1956 to 19/12/1956

RFA Wave Premier                              19/11/1956 to 24/11/1956

                                                                30/11/1956 to 3/12/1956                              

RFA Wave Protector                            15/11/1956 to 18/11/1956

                                                                29/11/1956 to 2/12/1956

RFA Wave Sovereign                           31/10/1956 to 13/12/1956

RFA Wave Victor                                    14/11/1956 to 22/12/1956