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    Default Awards gazetted 1 January 1948

    Compiled with help from Pavel Vancata. Not complete above OBE level. Citations available on request.

    BAR TO AIR FORCE CROSS

    ADDERLEY, Michael Charles, SL, AFC - Farnborough - RAF
    LYNE, Michael Dillon, SL, AFC - 54 Squadron - RAF
    SCOTT, Roy Charles Edwin, WC, AFC - Transport Command Exam Unit - RAF

    AIR FORCE CROSS

    BALDWIN, John Robert, WC, DSO, DFC - AAEE Boscombe Down - RAF
    BEVAN, John Francis Massy, FL - 15 Elementary Flying Training School - RAF
    BOWRING, Robert Thornley, FL - 1382 Transport Conversion Unit - RAF
    CABLE, Frederick John, SL - Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment - RAF
    CARTER, George Herbert, FO - 247 Sqn - RAF
    CAMPBELL, Donald Sinclair, Acting Warrant Officer - 3 Parachute Training School, Chaklala - RAF
    CAMPBELL, Ian Robert, SL - Central Photo Establishment - RAF
    DALE, Arthur Ernest, WC, DFM - 3 Flying Training School - RAF
    FOSTER, Welsh, FL, DFM - Royal Aeronautical Establishment, Farnborough - RAF
    GALLAGHER, William, FL, MVO - 24 Squadron - RAF
    HIGGINS, James Stewart, S/L, DFC - 52 Squadron - RAF
    HOMES, Cecil Jack, FL - 22 Service Flying Training School - RAF
    HOFFMAN, William Frederick, FL - 3 Glider Training School - RAFVR
    HUBBARD, Stanley John, FL, DFC - 78 Squadron - RAFVR
    JAMES, Edgar, S/L, DFC - Empire Flying School - RAF
    JONES, Richard Ian, WC - 4 Squadron, BAFO - RAF
    JUKES, Geoffrey, FO - Communication Flight, Khormaksar - RAFVR
    KIRKWOOD-HACKETT, Charles Francis, FL - 84 Group Communication Squadron - RAF
    LLOYD, Alfred, FL - 82 Squadron - RAF
    MAJOR, Jack Ewart, FL - British Air Forces of Occupation - RAFVR
    MEYER, Thomas Hermangild, FL - AHQ India - RAFVR
    MORRISON, William John Oliver, FO - Cottesmore - RAFVR
    ORR, Stanley Gordon, Lieutenant - AAEE, Boscombe Down - Royal Navy
    PINCKARD, John Hubert, FL - AAEE, Boscombe Down - RAF
    RAMSEY, Frederick Norman, FL - Central Bomber Establishment - RAF
    RIVALANT, Jacques Emile Leon, FL - 216 Squadron - RAFVR
    ROWLAND, Peter, FO - 230 Operational Conversion Unit - RAF
    SHAW, David Arnott, FL, DFC - 4 Ferry Pool - RAFVR
    STEPHENSON, Anthony Derek George, SL, DFC - 4 Ferry Pool - RAF
    THORNE, Neil Currie, FL - 202 Squadron - RAFVR
    THORNICROFT, Eric Franklin, SL - Air Command Far East - RAF
    WALMSLEY, Ronald Vincent Yates, FL - 20 Maintenance Unit - RAF
    WELCH, Eric Michael, Lieutenant, DFC - AAEE, Boscombe Dpwn - Royal Navy

    ASSOCIATE, ROYAL RED CROSS

    RATTENBURY, Millicent Clara, Acting Matron - RAF Hospital Halton - PMRAFNS

    BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL

    ADAM, John, Flight Sergeant - 236 Operational Conversion Unit - RAF
    ARCHER, Joseph Kenneth, Flight Sergeant - 5 Hygiene and Malaria Control Unit - RAF
    BLANEY, Margaret, Sergeant - * Station Locking - WAAF
    CALLOW, Reginald Charles, Sergeant - Empire Radio School, Debden - RAFVR
    CAMPBELL, Margaret Emma, Sergeant - 1 Air Navigation School, Topcliffe - WAAF
    COBBIN, Leonard Lewin, Sergeant - Uxbridge - RAF
    COOPER, Herbert William, Flight Sergeant - 249 Squadron - RAF
    COSH, Basil Leslie, Sergeant - 28 Squadron, Tengah - RAF
    CRAWFORD, Maurice, Flight Sergeant - Scampton, USA Mission - RAF
    DANIEL, Reginald Mark, Flight Sergeant - BAFO Police Unit - RAF
    FLEMING, Robert, Flight Sergeant - 209 Squadron, Seletar - RAF
    FROST, Victor George, Sergeant - Air Attache Staff, Guatemala - RAF
    GREET, Stuart Benjamin, Flight Sergeant - BAFO Police Unit - RAFVR
    HARRISON, Theodore Edward John, Corporal - Old Sarum - RAF
    HARTLEY, Jack, Flight Sergeant - Empire Air Navigation School - RAF
    HINDES, Gwendoline Mabel, Acting Sergeant - 16 Maintenance Unit - WAAF
    HUNT, Maurice, Acting Corporal - 90 Maintenance Unit, Warton - RAF
    KETTLE, Charles Albert Frederick, Flight Sergeant - 8 Squadron, Aden - RAF
    LEONARD, Stanley, Flight Sergeant - Station Mauripur, India - RAF
    NORSTER, Harold, Flight Sergeant - 110 Squadron, Kai Tak - RAF
    NURSE, Stanley Charles, Acting Flight Sergeant - Polish Resettlement Corps (RAF) - RAF
    PAYNE, John Charles, Flight Sergeant - Khartoum - RAF
    SMALLFIELD, John Williamson, Flight Sergeant - 1 Parachute Training School - RAF
    SMITH, Nancy, Sergeant - 47 Group, Transport Command - WAAF
    SUMMERS, Arthur Thomas, Flight Sergeant - Fighter Command Comm Sqn - RAF
    TRAVERS, Rex, Flight Sergeant - Mingaladon - RAF
    TROTT, George Edward, Flight Sergeant - Air Ministry - RAF
    TURVEY, John, Flight Sergeant - 1 School of Technical Training - RAF

    COMPANION, ORDER OF THE BATH

    LYDFORD, Harold Thomas, Air Vice-Marshal, CBE, AFC- Aden - RAF

    MEMBER, ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

    ADAMSON, James Rose Watson, ASL - 66 (Scottish Reserve) Group - RAFVR
    AULT, Leslie, Warrant Officer - El Hamra, Middle East - RAF
    BALL, May Eliza, Acting Matron, ARRC - Haltom, Technical Training Command - PMRAFNS
    CARR, William George, AFL - Air Command Far East HQ - RAF
    COAKES, Edward Samuel Robert, SL - BC Air Forces HQ Japan - RAF
    DE SOUZA, Sydney Alfred John, Warrant Officer - ATDU, Gosport - RAF
    EVANS, Arthur, Warrant Officer - Transport Command - RAF
    GOLDSWORTHY, William Alfred George, SL - 3 Maintenance Unit, Milton - RAF
    HARTLEY, Ralph Edward, Warrant Officer - AMSO - RAF
    HARVEY, Christine Charlotte, Acting Flight Officer - Leeming WAAF
    HARVEY, Thomas, FL, MB, Ch.B - Cottesmore - RAFVR
    HORSFALL, Thomas, Warrant Officer - Central Bomber Establishment - RAF
    HUXLEY, Hugh Esmor, FL - 90 Group HQ - RAFVR
    LAMB, Gwendoline Mary, Section Officer - 46 Group HQ, Transport Command - WAAF
    LYDDIATT, George William Arthur, Warrant Officer - 4 Sqn, British Forces of Occupation - RAF
    OWEN, Mervyn, AFL - India, Base Accounts Office - RAF
    OXSPRING, John Harold Parker, ASL - 63 Reserve Group - RAFVR
    SHEPPARD, William Charles, Warrant Officer - Ambala, Royal Indian Air Force - RAF
    SIRMAN, George William, Warrant Officer - Technical Training Command HQ - RAF
    STOLTZ, Frederick Arthur Vernon, FL - 6211 Bomber Defence Flight, BFO - RAF

    OFFICER, ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

    BLAKE, Harold Gordon, WC - RAF Central Photo Establishment - RAF
    COLBECK-WELCH, Edward Lawrence, AGC, DFC - Air Ministry - RAF
    CONAN DOYLE, Jean Lena Annette, Acting Wing Officer - 28 Group Headquarters - WAAF
    DAVISON, John Tregonwell, WC, GM - Empire Flying School - RNZAF
    HALL, John Frederick, WC - 41 Group HQs. Maintenance Command - RAF
    HAZELL, Cuther Caumont, G/C - Air Ministry - RAF
    KENDALL, Alec Baden, WC, MBE - Scampton - RAF
    MARRIOTT, Stanley John, AWC - Air Headquarters, Italy - RAF
    MARSHALL, Glendor Godfrey Nicholas, AWC, MBE - 305 Maintenance Unit - RAF
    MCKENNA, Francis Peter, ASL - BAFO Police Unit - RAF
    MORRIS, George Samuel, ASL - 1382 Transport Conversion Unit - RAF
    PHILLIPS, Arthur Harry, ASL - 62 (Southern Reserve) Group - RAFVR
    ROLFE, Theodore Urquhart, WC - Washington - RAF
    SCOTT, Douglas George, WC - Maintenance Command Headquarters - RAF
    SOMERHOUGH, Anthony George Carl, AGC, MBE - JAG War Crimes - RAF

    BAR TO ROYAL RED CROSS

    WALKER, Catherine, Matron, RRC - RAF Hospital Bridgenorth - PMRAFNS

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    Hugh

    I would be grateful for the citations for the following if at all possible.

    AFC
    CABLE, Frederick John, SL - Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment - RAF
    CAMPBELL, Donald Sinclair, Acting Warrant Officer - 3 Parachute Training School, Chaklala - RAF
    HOFFMAN, William Frederick, FL - 3 Glider Training School - RAFVR

    BEM
    SMALLFIELD, John Williamson, Flight Sergeant - 1 Parachute Training School - RAF

    MBE
    SMALLFIELD, John Williamson, Flight Sergeant - 1 Parachute Training School - RAF

    Kind Regards
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    CABLE, Frederick John, A/S/L (89581) - Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment, Beaulieu - Air Force Cross – awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1948. Drafted when he had flown 1,629 hours, 305 on present duties, 764 with Ministry of Supply. Found in Public Record Office Air 2/9816 by Pavel Vancata.

    Squadron Leader Cable is now officer commanding the Helicopter Flight at the Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment. He has been employed, during his six and a half years service in the Royal Air Force, entirely on flying Rotary Wing Aircraft. His knowledge of and ability to fly helicopters is outstanding and second to none in the Royal Air Force and probably in Great Britain. For the last two and a half years, he has been employed at this unit as a test pilot on helicopter research and development - a task which he has engaged with exceptional enthusiasm and skill. Squadron Leader Cable has been untiring in his efforts to perfect experimental work on this type of aircraft. The duties he has performed during his service include Calibration experimental duties (60 Group), Anti-submarine trials, Rotary wing instruction and research and development at Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment. His logbook assessments are all “exceptional”.

    CAMPBELL, Donald Sinclair, Acting Warrant Officer (541331) - No.3 Parachute Training School, Chaklala, India - Air Force Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1948. Recommendation found in Air 2/9816 by Pavel Vancata.

    This Non-Commissioned Officer is School Warrant Officer. He has given exceptionally meritorious service since the end of the war. During the difficult time of the nationalisation of No.3 Parachute Training School, a process which had to be carried out in conjunction with the School’s normal commitments, Warrant Officer Campbell showed a devotion to duty which was unsurpassed. The high standard of parachute training which has been reached and maintained at the school has been largely due to the excellent example set by Warrant Officer Campbell who has himself completed 160 parachute descents. This Non-Commissioned Officer’s courage, tact and excellent leadership are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Royal Air Force and have played a large part in the efficient and smooth running of No.3 Parachute Training School.

    HOFFMAN, William Frederick, F/L (150015, RAFVR) - No.3 Glider Training School - Air Force Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1948. Recommendation in Air 2/9816, courtesy of Pavel Vancata, drafted when he had flown 1,585 hours, 1,330 on current duties, 92 in previous six months.

    Flight Lieutenant Hoffman in his position as Flight Commander at No.3 Glider Training School has consistently seized every opportunity of carrying out the most hazardous tests in the air. He has completed a considerable amount of flying under instrument conditions and has also been responsible for the instrument weather testing of numerous other pilots. He has set a splendid example to his junior officers and his conscientious efforts and loyalty have benefitted his unit and the Royal Air Force to a considerable extent during the period commencing April 1947.

    SMALLFIELD, John Williamson, Flight Sergeant (546053) - No.1 Parachute Training School - British Empire Medal - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1948. Recommendation in Air 2/9816, courtesy of Pavel Vancata.

    This NCO has been with No.1 Parachute Training School since August 1942, and has made122 parachute descents. He has received injuries to his back on two occasions, yet, despite this , he has carried on parachuting. Flight Sergeant Smallfield has given most valuable services during this period. His loyalty, devotion to duty and willingness to accept extra duties have set a fine example to the rest of the instructors and have had a steadying influence during this period of flux caused by constant changes in staff owing to demobilization.

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    Hugh
    Thank you for the citations, they are most appreciated.
    ColBruggy
    Thank you for the links, most informative

    Kind Regards
    Andy
    Last edited by AndyBaldEagle; 30th July 2021 at 18:15. Reason: grammar

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