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    Default Pilot Officer James Edward Sainsbury 117307

    Hi,

    According to the CWGC P/O Sainsbury had received the AFM. I have searched through the LG but can't find any mention of it. He was lost in action on 28th June 1942. He was commisoned P/O in February 1942.

    Would anyone have details of this award to P/O Sainsbury?

    Alex

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    Hi Alex,
    James Edward SAINSBURY awarded the AFM, as F/Sgt, 911888. No unit quoted. London Gazette, 11/6/42. Commissioned to P/O, 117307, 26/2/42, from F/Sgt.
    Regards, Doug.

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    Hi Doug,

    Thanks for the details. I'd tried to search using his NCO number but it didn't come up with any hits.

    I'll have another go.

    Alex

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    Default Sainsbury's AFM

    The recommendation for his AFM is almost certainly at Kew - AIR 2/8910 "DECORATIONS, MEDALS, HONOURS AND AWARDS - Lower awards: Birthday Honours List". The recommendations submitted at this stage of the war (1942) were usually much longer and more detailed than those compiled from mid-1943 onwards.

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    Hi Alex,
    The entry is listed on page 2516 of 1942 editions. Not a good search engine on LG. Many limitations. Select 1942 and try 2516. It might work. If not, I will send a copy by e-mail. If you find the entry, note the spelling of his second forename.
    Doug.

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    Hi Doug,

    Found it, thanks. With Hugh's info I'll order a copy of the citation with my next NA order.

    Alex

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