A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.)

Naval General Service & Other Early Naval MedalsVictorian R.N.Medals (Groups & Singles) Victorian R.N. & R.M. WW1 Combinations World War I R.N. & Merch (Groups & Singles)WW I ROYAL NAVY (Gallantry & Groups)World War I R.N. & Merch (Casualties)R.N.D. (1914 Star & Bar Trios / Internees)R.N.A.S. (WW1) & F.A.A. MEDALSWW II ROYAL NAVY (Gallantry & Later) Post-World War II R.N. & MerchLIFE SAVING MEDALS (inc RHS)NAVY MEDALS (SOLD ARCHIVE)
A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.) 
A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.) 
A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.)









A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR.
British Empire Medal (Military), South Atlantic Medal (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (Type 22 Frigate)
G.S.M. (Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps issued.
LSGC. R.N.(CPO MEDIC With NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.)

To:
P.O.M.A. KEVIN B. RYAN. D.082855L R.N.

A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.) 
A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.) 
[THE MEDALS]
British Empire Medal (QEII) “Military”
South Atlantic Medal (with Rosette)
“HMS BRILLIANT”.

General Service Medal
A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.)

(MINE CLEARANCE-GULF OF SUEZ)
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (QEII) R.N.

“B.E.M. Officially Engraved, All Others Officially Impressed”
To:
P.O.M.A. KEVIN B. RYAN. D.082855L R.N.

A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.) 
A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.) 
A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.)





[HMS BRILLIANT]
A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.) 
Service in The Falklands War
Brilliant was part of the British Royal Navy Task Force that took part in the Falklands War, with Captain John Coward in command.

HMS Brilliant was part of the British Royal Navy Task Force that took part in t Description She was a Type 22 frigate. During the Falklands War, Brilliant took part in the only ship-to-ship engagement of the war, when on 23rd May she and HMS Yarmouth chased the Argentine supply ship ARA Monsunen, in the Battle of Seal Cove.

Her two helicopters were involved in unsuccessfully attacking the Argentine submarine Sant Fe, and she was the first Royal Navy warship to fire the Sea Wolf missile in action when, on 12th May 1982, she shot down three A-4 Skyhawks.
(See Original Photograph Above)

On 21 May 1982 HMS Brilliant came under Argentine air attack outside San Carlos Water and was slightly damaged by cannon fire on the hull starboard side under the bridge.

She rescued 24 survivors from Atlantic Conveyor on 25 May. HMS Brilliant had sailed south with a pair of WE 177A nuclear depth charges on board. To avoid complications arising from the Treaty of Tlatelolco, these were unloaded to RFA Fort Austin on 16th April 1982.

A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.) 
[GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL QEII]

“MINE CLEARANCE- GULF OF SUEZ”

Awarded to POMA Ryan on 22nd November 1984, this is one of the two rarest clasps in the entire GSM series and with only 250 examples awarded its a staggeringly rare item and we will guarantee you won’t see another example any time soon. We’ve never encountered another example even on a single medal, at any time ...let alone in a South Atlantic group with a decoration.

A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.) 
A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.) 
[BIOGRAPHY]
Kevin Barry Ryan was born in Plymouth on 1st September 1948. He joined the Royal Navy on 22nd September 1964 aged 16. During his service he served in a medical capacity in many different naval service establishments and ships, including two periods of service in HMS ARK ROYAL the “late” famous Aircraft Carrier.

A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.) 
A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.) 
A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.)





An Exceptional & Well Documented Group with a Unique Combination of Medals & the Ultra Rare Clasp for:

“MINE CLEARANCE- GULF OF SUEZ”A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.)


AN ALMOST CERTAINLY “UNIQUE” COMBINATION.

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A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.)

A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (T.22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps.LSGC. R.N.(MEDIC, NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.)
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A UNIQUE ROYAL NAVY GROUP OF FOUR. B.E.M.(Military) South Atlantic (Rosette) HMS BRILLIANT. (Type 22 Frigate) G.S.M.(Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez) only 250 clasps issued. LSGC. R.N.(CPO MEDIC With NP1015 Clearance Diving Unit.)