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    Default Cpl Herman Jakob Nielsen, R118041, RCAF

    According to London Gazette, Issue 37599 published on the 4 June 1946 R.118041 Corporal Herman Jakob NIELSEN, Royal Canadian Air Force, is awarded the British Empire Medal. A Danish Herman Jakob Nielsen (born c. 1906) arrives in Canada from Hamburg on-board SS Montclare, who could be the man.

    Anyone familiar with this man ?

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    From Hugh Halliday's Honours and Awards database:

    NIELSON, Corporal Herman Jakob (R118041) - British Empire Medal - No.16 "X" Depot (Debert) - Award effective 13 June 1946 as per Canada Gazette of that date and AFRO 660/46 dated 5 July 1946. Enlisted in Vancouver, 10 July 1941. Medal sent by registered mail

    This non-commissioned officer, during the past four and one half years, has been in charge and has supervised the preparation, cooking and serving of all meals for the Officers', Sergeants', and Airmens' Messes at No.16 "X" Depot. During the war, when work carried out by this Depot entailed all hour shifts, the meals were of a very high standard, well cooked and appetizing and attractively served. The kitchen was, and is, at all times spotlessly clean. Corporal Nielson consistently displays a high degree of initiative and forethought in the management of inexperienced chefs and disinterested kitchen personnel. He has excelled as a non-commissioned officer and has diligently and conscientiously performed his duties, both during the war and post-war period, over and above what is normally expected.

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    Thanks alieneyes! Thought I had checked Hugh's list, sorry.

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    Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom. Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
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