TO THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
British War Medal 5058. F-SERGT. J.F. BULLOUGH. R.A.F.
Victory Medal 5058. F-SERGT. J.F. BULLOUGH. R.A.F.
Copy papers. Joseph Ferville Bullough was born in Oldham in 1888 and enlisted May 1915 in the Royal Flying Corps as a Driver (MT). Appointed 1/AM August 1915, Corporal October 1915 and Sergeant April 1916. Posted to India with 31 Squadron May 1916. 'A' Flight, 31 Squadron was the first one to deploy to India in December 1915. In May 1916 the were joined by 'B' and 'C' Flights. Flight-Sergeant February 1918. Chief Mechanic April 1918. Retrurned to UK December 1918. To RAF Reserve January 1919 and discharged April 1920. Returned to Oldham and worked as a Motor Engineer. He died in 1970.
No. 31 Squadron, as the first squadron in India, adopted the the Star of India as its official squadron badge and the motto “In Caelum Indicum Primus’ translates as “First into Indian Skies.”
1930-31 356509 L.A.C. A.E. HUGHES. R.A.F.
1939-45 War Medal
RAF Long Service Good Conduct Medal 356509 F/SGT. A.F. HUGHES. R.A.F.
Copy papers. Arthur Edward Hughes was born October 1898 in West Ham, London and enlisted into the 101 Training Reserve Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment in September 1916. Entitled to British War and Victory Medals. Discharged February 1919. Enlisted into the R.A.F. in November 1923 as a Wireless Operator. Posted to No. 56 Squadron October 1924. Posted to India October 1928 and joined No.3 (India) Wing. September 1929 posted to No. 20 Squadron. To Bara Fort July 1931. Peshawar August 1931. To UK February 1932. To the Reserve November 1932. Re-enlisted January 1936. Posted to No. 13 Squadron. To No. 225 Squadron November 1939 (R.A.F. Odiham). S.H.Q. Blackpool April 1941. Posted to Coastal Command January 1942. R.A.F. LSGC awarded January 1944. To R.A.F. Gosport August 1944. R.A.F. Benson Septemner 1945. R.A.F. Northolt February 1946. Discharged April 1951. He died in Eastbourne 1973.
Group of Four: £280
Police Long Service Good Conduct Medal ALBERT J. SMITH. CONST.
AIR MINISTRY CONSTABULARY cap badge and AIR FORCE DEPT CONSTABULARY cap badge.
Albert Joseph Smith was born in Gloucester in August 1906 and the family lived in Moor Street, Tredworth, Gloucester. In 1942 Albert joined the Air Ministry Wardens (which were formed in 1918) and was posted to no. 7 Maintenance Unit, R.A.F. Quedgeley, Gloucester. In the 1939 census he is shown as a "Police Warder" living in Bridle Road, Gloucester. In 1942 the force was renamed the Air Ministry Constabulary.
In 1964 it became the Air Force Department Constabulary and 1971 it merged into the Ministry of Defence Police. Albert retired in 1972. His Police LSGC was awarded in 1964. After retirement he lived in Woods Orchard Road, Tuffley, Gloucester. He died 8th January 1975.
Pair and badges: £85 RESERVED
France and Germany Star
1939-45 War Medal
General Service Medal Rafdan/South Arabia 1668854 F SGT. A.T.J. STANNETT. R.A.F.
RAF Long Service Good Conduct Medal Bar 1668854 SGT. A.T.J. STANNETT. R.A.F.
Engraved pewter mug: "Presented to Warrant Officer A.T.J. Stannett on the occasion of his retirement from the Royal Air Force 3rd October 1942 - 14th October 1978 by the members of the Sergeants Messof Royal Air Force Leeming on 24th August 1978."
Mounted as worn, with 2nd clasp loose on GSM. Copy papers.
Albert Thomas John Stannett was born in October 1923 in Battersea, London and enlisted in the RAFVR 9th October 1942 as a Clerk. Posted to Canada April 1942. No. 32 OTU Patricia Bay, British Columbia (April 1943), No. 36 SFTS Penhold, Alberta (March 1944), No. 32 SFTS Moose Jaw, Saks. (August 1944). To UK October 1944. RAF St. Mawgan (Decemner 1944), RAF Holmesly South (January 1945), RAF Croydon (March 1946). Acting Corporal. RAF Upavon October 1946). Discharged from RAFVR and enlisted RAF July 1947. HQ 38 Group July 1947 (Sergeant), RAF Record Office, Gloucester July 1952, RAF North Front Gibraltar September 1956, HQ Bomber Command High Wycombe April 1959. LSGC October 1960. HQ Middle East (Steamer Point, Aden) May 1964, London May 1965, HQ 18 Group March 1969 (Warrant Officer), HQ NORMAR November 1969, RAF Kai Tak Hong Kong Septemner 1970, RAF Scampton December 1972, RAF Wildenrath Germany June 1974. AOC-in-C Commendation January 1975. No. 3 FTS RAF Leeming (June 1977). Clasp to LSGC December 1977. C-in-C Commendation January 1978. Retired October 1978. He died in March 1989.
Obviously he was not entitled to wear the 1939-45 Star of France and Germany Star!
Group of Six and mug: £325
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34762 PTE.1. C.T. CRADDOCK. R.A.F.
Victory Medal 34762 PTE.1. C.T. CRADDOCK. R.A.F.
Copy papers. Charles Thomas Craddock was born 1886 in London and was a tailor by trade. Enlisted in June 1916 and served in France from November 1917 to December 1918 as a fabric worker. His papers are stamped "Volunteers for Reserve Training: Enlisted in Class E Reserve for 4 years from 4 Feb. 1939". These were ex-RAF men who were required to undertake training each year. This suggests that he served again in World War Two. He died in 1977.
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CPL. R. WIGNALL.
RAF Long Service Good Conduct Medal (QEII) A4026316 CPL. R. WIGNALL. R.A.F.