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    Default Awards Gazetted 8 June 1950

    Awards gazetted 8 June 1950, with help of Pavel Vancata. Citations available on request.

    BAR TO AIR FORCE CROSS

    KEAN, Thomas William, WC, AFC - Central Flying School, Little Rissington - RAF
    AIKENS, Frank, WC, AFC - 201 Advanced Flying School - RAF
    FULLER, Roy Leslie, SL AFC - Manby - RAF
    GRINDELL, Gordon John, WC, DFC, AFC - 240 Operational Conversion Unit - RAF

    AIR FORCE CROSS

    BLACK, James Bruce Robertson, Master Navigator - 98 Squadron, BAFO - RAF
    BLACKSTONE, Maurice Edward, SL, DFC - Fighter Test Squadron, AAEE - RAF
    EVANS, Dennis, FL - Central Signals Establishment - RAF
    GARDINER, Michael Gregory, FL, DFM - 24 (Commonwealth) Squadron - RAF
    GIDDINGS, Kenneth Charles Michael, SL, DFC - RAE Farnborough - RAF
    HAMMETT, Douglas Albert, FL, DFM - 236 Operational Conversion Unit - RAF
    HARRIS, William Islywn, FL - Far East Communications Squadron - RAF
    HATHAWAY, Roy Lewis Stewart, FL - 51 Squadron, Bassingbourne - RAF
    HAWKES, Gordon Frank, Lieutenant-Commander (E) - AAEE Boscombe Down - RN
    HINDMARSH, Adam Dixon, FL - 4 Flying Training School,, Bulawayo - RAF
    HUNT, Harold Brentnall, SL, DSO, DFC - 204 Advanced Flying School - RAF
    HUNTON, Cyril Stanley, FL, DFC - Luneburg, BAFO - RAF
    LAPSLEY, John Hugh, WC, OBE, DFC - Horsham St. Faith Flying Wing - RAF
    LONG, Vivian Edward, FL - Far East Communications Squadron - RAF
    LOVELL, Peter William, SL, DFC - Fighter Cmd ITS Tangmere - RAF
    MACDONALD, Ian, FL, DFC - Royal Air Force Flying College, Manby - RAF
    MAY, Edmund Francis Samuel, SL - Airborne Forces EE - RAF
    McGLASHAN, Kenneth Butterworth, SL - 25 Sqn, West Malling - RAF
    NEWBOULT, John Trevor, FL - CFS Little Rissington - RAF
    PARSONS, Roy Ernest, FL - 224/269 Squadron, Gibraltar - RAF
    PEARSON, Ronald John Hill, FL - Night Fighter Leader’s School, - RAF
    RAYSON, John, FL - Far East Communications Squadron - RAF
    SANDERSON, Thomas Dixon, FL - Central Gunnery School, Leconfield - RAF
    SMITH, Peter Norton, SL, DFC - British Services Mission to Burma - RAF
    STONE, Arthur Edward, FL, DFC - Central Signals Establishment, Watton - RAF
    TAYLOR, Errol Henry, FL - 24 (Comonwealth) Squadron - RAF
    TOPP, Roger Leslie, FL - Celle, BAFO - RAF
    TREWIN, William Henry Edwin, SL - 78 Squadron, Kabrit, Middle East - RAF
    WALKER, Peter Malcolm, FL - 224/269 Squadron, Gibraltar - RAF
    YOUNGS, Douglas Alan, FL - 33 Maintenance Unit, Lyneham - RAF

    AIR FORCE MEDAL

    BLOOMER, Francis Hubert, Pilot I - 4 Flying Training School,, Bulawayo - RAF
    BRETT, Percy William, Pilot I - 202 Squadron, Aldergrove - RAF
    BROWNE, John Blake Cameron, Signaller IA - Far East Communucation Sqn - RAF
    BROWN, Leslie Birrell, Pilot I - 204 Advaced Flying School - RAF
    COOPER, John, Pilot II - 101 Sqn, Binbrook - RAF
    COOPER, Thomas William, Navigator II - 14 Squadron, BAFO - RAF
    DAY, Donald Victor, Engineer IA - 241 Operational Conversion Unit - RAF
    DUNCAN, Adam Cooper, Flight Sergeant - 1 Parachute and GliderTraining School - RAF
    GOODYEAR, Sidney, Pilot I - 14 Squadron, BAFO - RAF
    HAYES, Norman Charles, Pilot I - CFS Little Rissington - RAF
    MACDONALD, Leslie Malcolm, Navigator II - Central Signals Establishment - RAF
    SINCLAIR, Thomas Harold, Pilot II, DFC - Royal Aircraft Establishment - RAF

    ASSOCIATE, ROYAL RED CROSS

    PILGRIM, Gladys Lilly, Acting Senior Sister - Fayid Hospital, Middle East - PMRAFNS

    BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL

    BAKER, Frederick Thomas, Flight Sergeant - Kinloss - RAF
    BARNARD, John Douglas, Sergeant - Watton - RAF
    BODYS, William Stewart, Sergeant - Falklands Survey - RAF
    BOOTH, Walter, Flight Sergeant - Bircham Newton - RAF
    BRIGGS, Frederick William, Flight Sergeant - Watton - RAF
    CHAMBERS, Leonard, Flight Sergeant - Bridgnorth - RAF
    CHAPPELL, Samuel Frederick Albert, Flight Sergeant - Upwood - RAF
    COLE, Jack Frederick, Flight Sergeant - Seletar - RAF
    DARVELL, Thomas John, Sergeant - Boscombe Down - RAF
    DOVE, Rupert Harold, Flight Sergeant - Sandwich - RAF
    HARRIS, Thomas, Sergeant - British Services Mission to Burma - RAF
    HENDERSON, William, Engineer II - Scampton - RAF
    HOLMES, Brenda Eaton, Sergeant - Benson W - RAF
    HOPER, Jack Richard, Flight Sergeant - Cranwell - RAF
    HUNT, Kenneth Dawson, Sergeant - Falklands Survey - RAF
    HUXTED, Harold McKenzie, Corporal - 107 Maintenance Unit - RAF
    KITCHING, Denis Albert, Flight Sergeant - Transport Command HQ - RAF
    LUCKHURST, George Edward, Flight Sergeant - North Weald - RAF
    NEWMAN, Peter Joseph, Flight Sergeant - Watnall - RAF
    O’KEEFE, William, Sergeant - Halton - RAF
    OSBORNE, Fred, Sergeant - Digby - RAF
    PHILLIPS, Raymond Charles, Flight Sergeant - Honiley - RAF
    REYNOLDS, Joseph George, Flight Sergeant - Central Germany Gee Chain - RAF
    RICHARDSON, George, Sergeant - Shallufa - RAF
    ROGERS, Oliver James, Flight Sergeant - Little Rissington - RAF
    SHEPARD, Richard William Raymond, Flight Sergeant - Habbaniya - RAF
    SMITH, Charles Clifford, Sergeant - Aircraft Servicing Demonstration Party - RAF
    STANDELL, Alexander John, Flight Sergeant - Singapore Signals Centre - RAF
    SYLVESTER, Peter Arthur Michael, Flight Sergeant - Binbrook - RAF
    VINCENT, Richard John, Corporal - 85 Group Unit - RAF
    WILKINSON, Ronald Wilson, Sergeant - St. Athan - RAF
    WILLIAMS, David Thomas, Flight Sergeant - Stafford - RAF

    KING’S COMMENDATION FOR BRAVERY

    SHEARER, Matthew, FL, MB, Ch.B. - Mildenhall, Bomber Command - RAF

    KING’S COMMENDATION FOR VALUABLE SERVICES IN THE AIR

    ARTYMIUK, Kazimierz, Master Pilot, DFM - 2 Ferry Pool, Aston Down - RAF
    EVANS, Charles Henry, Pilot II - 617 Sqn Binbrook - RAF
    HEMBRY, Terence Claude, Pilot I - CFS, Little Rissington - RAF
    HOUGH, John Kenneth, FL - CFS, Little Rissington, - RAF
    HOWARTH, Barry James, Engineer II - 2 Ferry Pool, Aston Down - RAF
    IRVING, William, Pilot I - Central Signals Establishment - RAF
    JENKINS, Bernard, FO - Aldergrove - RAF
    MITCHELL, Desmond Leslie, Pilot II - Central Signals Establishment - RAF
    MULLER-ROWLAND, John Stewart Rowland, SL , DSO, DFC deceased - Royal Aircraft Establishment - RAF
    OSTLE, Peter Armstrong, S/L - 9 Sqn Binbrook - RAF
    RAWBONE, Anthony Raymond, Lieutenant, Royal Navy - CFS, Little Rissington - RN
    ROSS, David Henry, Pilot I - RAF College, Cranwell - RAF
    RYAN, James Anthony, FO - 209 Sqn Seletar - RAF
    STROUD, James George Woodgate, FL - 205 Sqn - RAF

    MEMBER, ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

    BARRETT, Raymond Bradley, SL - Aldergrove - RAF
    BONFIELD, George William, FO - Shallufa - RAF
    BUZZA, Joseph Ernest, Warrant Officer - 23 Group HQ, Flying Training Command - RAF
    CASTLE, Charles Eric, FL - 5357 (Airfield Construction) Wing - RAF
    CHARLTON, Walter William, FL - 317 Supply and Transport Column - RAF
    HEBBOURN, Robert Henry, FL, AFC - 230 Operational Conversion Unit - RAF
    HUGHSON, Trevor Cyril, Acting Warrant Officer - 9 Mechanical Transport Base, ME - RAF
    IBBOTT, Ernest Clarence, Warrant Officer - Central Photographic Establishment - RAF
    KELLY, Michael Joseph, Warrant Officer - Fighter Command HQ - RAF
    LYNCH, Desmond John, SL - Far East Air Force Headquarters - RAF
    MIDDLETON, Bernard Llewellyn, SL - ATC County of Middlesex Wing - RAFVR
    MURISON, Frederick William, FL - Reserve Command - RAFO
    PARKER, Philip Ramsay, F0 - Information Division, Air Ministry - RAF
    PARSON, John Thomas, Warrant Officer - 30 Maintenance Unit, Sealand - RAF
    PLAYER, Laurie Frederick, Warrant Officer - 2 Flying Training School, South Cerney - RAF
    PONTING, Arthur Percival, Warrant Officer- Halton - RAF
    POPE, Sybil, Flight Officer - Station Wyton - WAAF
    RICHARDSON, William James, Warrant Officer - Air Forces Western Europe HQ - RAF
    SELMAN, Harry, FL - Changi - RAF
    SOUTHGATE, Harry Charles, AFL - 90 Group Headquarters - RAF
    TRUMP, Herbert William, Warrant Officer - Station Hillingdon - RAF
    TUFT, William James, FL - 30 Maintenance Unit, Sealand - RAF
    WEARN, Arthur Frank, SL - Transport Command Headquarters - RAF
    WEATHERILL, Francis William, SL - 77 Squadron, Air Training Corps - RAFVR
    WILLIAMS, David Edwin, Warrant Officer - 5 GCA Unit, Berlin - RAF
    WILLIAMS, Joyce, Squadron Officer - Air Ministry - WAAF

    OFFICER, ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

    ASH, Percy John, SL - RAF Delegation, Belgium - RAF
    BEISIEGEL, Walter Earl, GC - Oakington - RAF
    BILLMAN, Sydney Arthur, WC - Celle, BAFO - RAF
    BOON, Benjamin Harry, GC - Inspectorate of Radio Services - RAF
    CAMPBELL, Frank Henry Ashton, SL - HQ, Air Forces, Western Europe - RAF
    COLLINS, William Robert, WC - Headquarters, Bomber Command - RAF
    CROOKS, Lewis Mackenzie, WC, MB, Ch.B., FRCS - Central Medical Establishment - RAF
    EALES-WHITE, James Frederick Robert, GC - Headquarters, Fighter Command - RAF
    HIGGS, William, WC - Habbaniya - RAF
    MANT, Leo, WC - Central Photographic Establishment - RAF
    MURPHY, Alfred Hubert Frederick, WC - AMSDU - RAF
    NEWING, Hugh Ernest, WC - Ministry of Supply - RAF
    NEWMAN, Reginald John, ASL - 61 (Eastern Reserve) Group - RAF
    O’DONNELL, Godfrey Cathbar, WC, DFC, AFC - 21 Elementary Flying Training School - RAF
    SHURLOCK, Harold Harry Matthew, G/C, MBE - Directorate of Legal Services - RAF
    STOWELL, Cuthbert Gordon, WC - HQ, Rhodesian Air Training Group - RAF
    TAYLOR, James Wilson, SL - 61 (Eastern Reserve) Group - RAF
    UPTON, David Albert, WC - HQ Technical Training Command - RAF
    WELCH, Nicholas, SL - HQ, Far East Air Force - RAF

    ROYAL RED CROSS

    BUTLER, Gwendoline Eva, Matron, ARRC - Nooton Hall Hospital - PMRAFNS

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    Default Re: Awards Gazetted 8 June 1950

    Hugh

    Could I have the following citations if possible please

    AFC
    MAY, Edmund Francis Samuel, SL - Airborne Forces EE - RAF

    AFM
    DUNCAN, Adam Cooper, Flight Sergeant - 1 Parachute and GliderTraining School - RAF

    BEM
    KITCHING, Denis Albert, Flight Sergeant - Transport Command HQ - RAF

    Thank you in anticipation
    Kind Regards
    Andy

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    MAY, Edmund Francis Samuel, S/L (108536) - Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment, Beaulieu - - Air Force Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 8 June 1950. Recommendation found by Pavel Vancata in Public Record Office AIR 2/10073, drafted when he had flown 2,182 hours, 425 on current duties, 85 in past six months. Ministry of Supply sponsored.

    Squadron Leader May, as test pilot, has been responsible for developing the Hastings Hamilcar glider towing technique, which has involved a total of 90 hours flying on the combination of a period of 2 ˝ years. Each take off has involved flying for a considerable period below safety speed, when the result of an engine failure would probably be fatal. Under full load conditions the period below safety speed is about five minutes. In July 1949, he carried out the Hastings Hamilcar tropical trials at Shaibab. This he did most efficiently and expeditiously, showing commanding drive and ingenuity in overcoming the difficulties which invariably arise on this type of detachment. In addition to his work with the Hastings Glider Squadron Leader May has, during his three and a half years with this unit, flown a total of 29 types ranging from multi-engined aircraft to light gliders. Most of this flying has been on experimental work for the Ministry of Supply. He has proved himself to be a first class pilot and has done much by his example and enthusiasm to raise the standard of flying at the unit.

    DUNCAN, Adam Cooper, Flight Sergeant (546336) - No.1 Parachute and Glider Training School, Upper Heyford – Air Force Medal – awarded as per London Gazette dated 8 June 1950. Drafted when he had flown 203 hours, 203 on present duties, 28 in previous six months. Found in Public Record Office Air 2/10307 by Pavel Vancata.

    Flight Sergeant Duncan has been consistently reliable and thorough in his duties as a Parachute Jumping Instructor. He has instructed several Royal Air Force Medical Teams which include members of Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service. By his expert airmanship and painstaking methods and confident manner, he has instilled confidence whilst in the aircraft and prior to making parachute descents. He has instructed several senior officers in parachuting and these officers have always spoke very highly of his patience, care, skill, confident manner and expert airmanship when despatching parachutists. Flight Sergeant Duncan has completed 253 parachute descents, both from balloon and aircraft, and he has also completed 203 hours flying time. During the past six months he has completed 46 parachute descents and 28 hours flying time. He has been a parachuting instructor for six years and served with parachute training units in Italy during the war. Flight Sergeant Duncan has set a very fine example and he has been a tower of strength to the Parachute and Glider Training School.

    KITCHING, Denis Albert, Flight Sergeant (515241) – Royal Air Force - Headquarters, Transport Command - British Empire Medal – awarded as per London Gazette dated 8 June 1950. Recommendation found by Pavel Vancata in Public Record Office AIR 2/10073.

    Flight Sergeant Kitching has been employed as a Clerk in the Principal Medical Officer’s Department at this Command Headquarters since December, 1947, and has also acted as Chief Clerk for long periods. He has received consistent assessments as Excellent and has been repeatedly specially recommended for promotion. This N.C.O. displays outstanding ability and keenness. He obtains the best results from his subordinates, gives assistance to the staffs of all unit Sick Quarters, and has an imperturbable outlook. Owing to the many changes of Medical Staff, both at Headquarters (Unit) and in the Command generally, Flight Sergeant Kitching’s advice has been most valuable, and he is largely responsible for smooth and amicable continuity between Headquarters (Unit) and Groups and Units. His example serves as an incentive to all juniors and makes him in effect a first class “Recruiting Sergeant” for the Service. He has given outstanding service to the Royal Air Force in the rank of Flight Sergeant since 1942.

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    Hugh
    My grateful thanks for the citations, they are most appreciated
    Kind Regards
    Andy

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