B.E.M. (E.II.R.) (cased); Defence Medal. With the original award letter from Buckingham Palace addressed to Alfred W. Allen Esq. J.P.; and with a letter of congratulation dated 13/6/64 from 10 Downing Street signed by Joseph Godber, Secretary of State for Labour, addressed to the recipient at 38 Parsonage Drive, Rednal, Birmingham. With an invitation to the Presentation of the B.E.M. to Mr. Alfred William Allen, Chairman of the Joint Body of Shop Stewards, on 27/10/64 in the Exhibition Hall of the Longbridge Works. The medal was presented by the Lord Lieutenant, Lord Willoughby de Broke. With the box of issue for the Defence Medal from the Warwick Territorial Association, addressed to him at Rednal as above. The B.E.M. was awarded in the London Gazette 13/6/64 as Assembly Worker, Austin Motor Company, Birmingham. With a fine gold and enamel presentation medal (.375, hallmarked Birmingham 1975); obverse - "Transport And General Workers Union" and the union badge; reverse - "Presented to Bro. A.W. Allen - 5/140 Branch - In Appreciation Of His Loyal And Devoted Service To The Union 1934-1975"; with a brooch dated "1934-1975". With a large medallion commemorating the Austin Golden Jubilee 1905-1955 (boxed) and with a fine collection of 38 union badges, lapel badges and stick pins (mostly T.G.W.U.) - see illus above. He died on 30/4/83 at 33 Prestbury Road, Aston, Birmingham.
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