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    Default Wg Cdr James Frank Manning AFC

    Dear All,

    I would like some assistance in my research of the late Wg Cdr James Frank Manning AFC.

    Wg Cdr Manning's medals, including his AFC, are due to be framed for presentation. I aspire to present the medals alongside the citation from his AFC but despite searching high and low through RAF Records, AHB, and the assistance of the College at RAFC Cranwell I have thus far been unsuccesful.

    If anyone could have access to the citation for my use I would be most grateful.

    Kindest possible regards and thankyou for your help.

    Robert Mainwaring

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    If it makes it easier for the search;

    DOB: 6th March 1921

    Service Number: 150351

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    His Service Number seems to be 150531?
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    I have an AFM (Plt I G.H. OWEN) and an AFC (Flt Lt S.T. ROKOSZ) gazetted 9th June 1949. I spent fruitless hours searching for the files for these awards when serving in the MOD in the 1970s. What I did find was a Destruction Certificate authorising and certifying the destruction of same. Out of interest, Rokosz was omitted from the original gazetting but the LG of 19 July 1949 advised his addition/inclusion to the list. There were many late 1940/early 1950 files destroyed by people who should have known better. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

    Jim

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    Jim,
    It happened in other bits of Air Ministry. The Met Office destroyed - not even 'weeded'! - a large number of WW2 Pers Files when they moved from London to Bracknell. Archival vandalism on an industrial scale!!! However, it keeps some of us occupied trying to reconstruct what happened!
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