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    Hello everyone

    A long shot, but the Berwickshire News of May 29th 1945 published a list of local servicemen and women who received gallantry awards during WW2. One of them is:

    'Hume, Sergt. J., Glanton - R.A.F. (B.E.M.)'

    I've tried all sorts of ways to find out the identity of Sgt. J. Hume, B.E.M., but all my efforts have come up short so far. Is there a list of R.A.F. British Empire Medal recipients anywhere? And do the awards tend to have citations?

    Any help gratefully received!

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    Simon

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    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 12th December 2019 at 15:56.

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    Thanks for that Col, much appreciated.

    Link working fine now.

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    Simon
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    Simon/Col,
    There are 24 Hume's in AIR 78/81/47 with a single "J" forename/initial (assuming (v dangerous!!) the paper had the correct initial!).
    Ordering them by Service Numbers shows that some were too old, and some too young.
    But two caught my eye, from experience, as being 'possibles' before I started putting the s/ns through the LG:-
    Hume John 525439 F
    Hume John 538050 F
    and the first would have produced the 'Bingo'!
    Doing it this way is the 'long way round' (and it does take some time!) but when all else fails it rarely produces The Answer, but it does often reduce the parameters to a workable size which might be usable by other means and by other experts.
    "They" do try to make it as difficult as possible - but the experts on this forum can tackle almost anything?
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    Col found him and so did Peter !

    525439 Sergeant John Hume, Royal Air Force.

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    Many thanks to Col and Peter.

    Just need a citation now, but as a New Year Honours award I'm not sure there'd be a specific one, though.

    Regards

    Simon

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    Simon,

    The citation should be there in the AIR2 series at Kew, however, unless someone has copied it, you will have to arrange a physical visit to view the file.

    Rgds

    Jonny.
    In fond memory of Corporal James Oakland AGC (RMP), killed in action in Afghanistan on 22 October 2009. Exemplo Ducemus.

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