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MILITARY O.B.E. & M.I.D. GROUP OF 7 MEDALS TO MAJOR V.S. BAILY, SOM. L.I.

*** RESERVED *** O.B.E. Military Division; 1939-45 Star; France & Germany Star; WWII Defence Medal; WWII War Medal; General Service Medal with Malaya clasp and Mentioned In Despatches Oak Leaf to Major V.S. Baily, Som. L.I. accompanied by corresponding miniatures.
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O.B.E. Gazetted 31 Dec 1960: "Lt Colonel Vincent Shore Baily, having been a most successful Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry, when they were the Demonstration Battalion at the School of Infantry, was appointed A.Q.M.G. of Aldershot District in June 1958. Since that time he has proved an outstanding Staff Officer in all respects. The duties of the A.Q.M.G. in this large district are always heavy, but at the time Lt Colonel Baily arrived the decision to rebuild the whole of Aldershot Camp had just been taken. As a result a very heavy additional load of work and responsibility fell on Lt Colonel Baily's shoulders. He has tackled this task most successfully and it is in no small measure due to his energy and determination, coupled  with considerable tact, that the plans are proceeding so smoothly. His dealings with military and civil engineers, architects and planners have always been carried out in an atmosphere of willing cooperation, and his Chairmanship of many complex committees has been quite admirable. I consider that he has successfully borne responsibilities in advance of those normally expected of a Grade I Staff officer and has shown outstanding devotion to duty."

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