The medals of Major M G Hooper MBE, MM Royal Signals

The medals of Major M G Hooper MBE, MM Royal Signals

Badge of a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Civil Division); Military Medal, GVIR; India General Service Medal 1936-39, with clasps ‘NORTH WEST FRONTIER’ 1936-37 & ‘NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1937-39′; Defence Medal; War Medal 1939-45; and Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, GVIR.

(Photo Dix Noonan Webb)

3 thoughts on “The medals of Major M G Hooper MBE, MM Royal Signals

  1. Dave says:

    M.M. London Gazette 21 December 1937 (North West Frontier), one of approximately 35 such awards for this theatre of war in 1936-39, and one of three to men of the Royal Signals.

    Recommendation : “On the 17th February 1937 at OBA SAR and on the march therefrom, he showed great devotion to duty and bravery under fire.   He was WANA Signal Section fitter and when fire was opened on the camp, loaded the section mules and took them under cover.  He then came back with the unloaded R.I.A.S.C. mules to clear the camp site.  This he did twice under fire and also assisted by carrying the loads himself off the site.  For the rest of the march back he acted as a mounted orderly doing excellent work.”


  2. Chris Pannell says:

    Marcel “Buster” Hooper was my uncle. A very fine man indeed, he and his wife Connie bought me my teddy bear, my first bike, and some wonderful books on the natural world/astronomy and indeed, he fired up my interest in electronics by giving me his old army manuals on “wireless telegraphy”. All of this shaped my future. I could not thank him enough – even if he was still here.


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