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    Can anyone help please,

    I am trying to trace the possibility of an medal issued to a civillian for his actions.

    Local stories tell of:
    A Mr Jobson (or might not be his name)
    recieving an ward of some sort for his actions involed in trying to recue the pilot of Hurricane V6868 01 July 9141.

    I have tried gazetting it etc but I have come to a loose end.

    Local stories are similar to others 'The wrong man got the medal' etc.
    It would be nice to find out if & who

    Regasrds

    Chris

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    You do not seem to have much to go on. Rescues of this type might result in a George Cross (very rare and I think unlikely), George Medal, or British Empire Medal. Citations were frequently published in the London Gazette. Combing through Gazette, looking for an appropriate citation, might yield results if you are infinitely patient. However, many people did not receive such awards simply because nobody submitted a recommendation.

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    Hugh,

    From what I gather from the family of the young man who was first on scene, The chap who arived second, recieved an award, the first chap, was a bit gutted at this. However, the name of thr recipient is still uncertain.

    thanks

    Chris

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    There were also Carnegie Foundation awards... you might try contacting them, as they are still in existence.

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