Observer Corps Medal, Observer Officer Peter Charles Holcombe, awarded during 1959 for service with No 1 Group in Maidstone Kent.
Officially named: “Observer Officer P.C. Holcombe.”
Rare to find to an Observer Officer, only about 489 are recorded to have been issued to this senior rank.
Award of the medal announced in the Kentish Express, 7th August 1959:
“AWARDED OBSERVER CORPS MEDALS
The following members of Group No 1, HQ Beckenham, Royal Observer Corps have been awarded the R.O.C. Medal for 12 or more years service – Observer Officer P.C. Holcombe, Operations Room in Beckenham….”
Peter Charles Holcombe, born in Croydon Surrey circa 1923.
Married Ursula Penny Zahu (1926-2005) in Croydon during 1947.
Later married Davina Y Hillman in Bromley Kent during July 1961.