Dear All,

I've been trying to research a chap who was awarded a King's Commendation for Brave Conduct and I've hit a bit of a wall.

The man in question is Arthur Henderson (1493319) who seems to have enlisted in about 1941.

I assume he was ground crew as he was down as a LAC in 1944 when his award appears in the LG on the 1/1/1944 under:

The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the publication of the names of the undermentioned personnel in the London Gazette as having been commended FOR BRAVE CONDUCT

1493319 A. HENDERSON, R.A.F.V.R.

I assume this is a King's Commendation for Brave Conduct, but I was keen to confirm this.

I was also wondering if there was any way to find out what it was for? Do citations survive for this kind of thing?

My thought, based on the type of award as well as the rank, is that it may have been for rescue from a crashed aircraft of something to do with bomb disposal or the like, but I really am guessing.

Any help or suggestions at all would be great.

Thanks in advance,

Johnnie