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    Hi,

    Trying to find out where I would find the recommendation for the MM for Sgt William Henry Harris 560630 and LAC Harold Bennett Jones 526398. Both were put forward for the MM for trying to save the life of their pilot on May 12th 1940 with 218 squadron.

    I have tried to search the NA site without success.

    Any pointers welcome.

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    Steve
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    It should be in Air 2 Steve, I'll have a look in my scribbles for 1940

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    I can see awards for Aug/Sep 1940 including 4 MM's and 1 MC (sadly I didnt note names) in Air 2/ 9398 hopefully this may give you a starter for ten.
    PeteS

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    Steve,

    It seems neither were awarded the MM as your post suggests. However I see that 560630 Corporal W. H. Harris was Mentioned in Despatches in the London Gazette for 1 January 1941. Perhaps this was in lieu of the MM ? No mention of Jones that I can see.

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    Hi,

    ...For his services, Jones was recommended for a non-Immediate award of the Military Medal by the Air Marshal, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, British Air Forces in France, but in the event this was downgraded to a Mention in Despatches (London Gazette 1 January 1941). ...

    https://www.dnw.co.uk/auction-archiv...lot_uid=345580

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