Captain BV French

Captain BV French

With 7 of his 8 medals earned whilst serving as a soldier, the last was earned as Captain B.V. French. The Intelligence Corps has always had a high number of officers who commission from the ranks.
His medals, which have been on loan from his widow since 1972, are, from left to right: 1939-45 Star, Africa Star with 1st Army Clasp, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Korea Medal, UN Korea Medal, General Service Medal with Mention in Despatches Oakleaf and Cyprus Clasp.