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HughAHalliday
10th July 2021, 04:47
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

AndyBaldEagle
20th July 2021, 19:54
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

HughAHalliday
21st July 2021, 12:42
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.

AndyBaldEagle
30th July 2021, 19:16
Hugh
My grateful thanks for the citations, they are most appreciated
Kind Regards
Andy