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    Default 50 Squadron Hampden AE 226

    50 Squadron Hampden AE 226 was shot down 12th July 1941.

    The crew consisted of Vivian, Lord, Guest and Jackson.

    Jackson was in actuality Israel Jacobovitch who served under the name of Jackson.

    F/Lt Sgt. J Guest is listed as a recipient of a BEM, does anyone have any knowledge of why this award was made?

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    Birthdays Honours LG 9/6/1938

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Larder View Post
    Birthdays Honours LG 9/6/1938
    Thanks John. Do you know what for?

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    David

    I think for nothing special. BEM is a weird award in that it can be for gallantry but also just for long service.

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    nothing special, tut tut!

    Flight international Archvies to the rescue

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1938/1938%20-%202408.html?search=J.%20Guest

    J. GUEST, of No. 7 (Bomber) Squadron, Finningley, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of the British Empire
    (Military Division) for an act of gallantry on March 29. He was wireless operator in a Heyford which was engaged in a night flight.
    When about to land the Heyford hit a tree and crashed in flames. Guest was thrown clear, but he pulled the two other occupants, Sqn. Ldr. J. N. Jaques and P / O . B. F. Burbridge, out of the flames. He was assisted by a farmer, Mx. G. Linley, in rescuing the second officer, and the latter has received a letter from the Air Council expressing high appreciation of his action.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Hello,

    Handley Page Heyford II K4871. No.7 Sqn. Undershot landing at Finningley 29-3-1938 and DBR.

    Col.

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    Many thanks Dennis, most informative.

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    If anyone wants to update their Chorley Volume 1 for Heyford K4871 on 29 March 1938

    Crew were

    S/L John Nicolson Jaques 29154 - Shock and minor injury.
    P/O Byron Francis Burbridge 39374 - Shock and abrasions
    AC1 Jack Guest 525488

    Burbridge "Untraced" in Chorley

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    Could Burbridge actually be Burbidge? I know that the latter is a real name, we had some here in New Zealand! Worth a look?
    David D

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    David London Gazette has his name always as Burbridge

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