MEDALS TO THE ROYAL AIR FORCE

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British War Medal                                               21034. CPL. C.H. LANE. R.A.F.
Victory Medal           MiD                                     21034. CPL. C.H. LANE. R.A.F.          
Royal Air Force Meritorious Service Medal    21034 CORPL. C.H. LANE. R.A.F.  

Charles Henry Lane joined the Royal Flying Corps in February 1916, aged 27 and had been employed as an insurance clerk. Posted to HQ British Expeditionary Force France in March 1916 as a General Clerk.
Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 31 December 1918; despatch dated 8 November 1918). Awarded the RAF MSM London Gazette 3 June 1919, awarded for service in France. Returned to UK in March 1919. In 1939 he was living in Banstead, Surrey where he worked as a Sales Manager in Printing. He died in 1987. Between 1918 and 1928 (when it was replaced by the B.E.M.) the medal was awarded 854 times.
Trio: 550  SOLD

Africa General Service Medal  Kenya    FLT. LT. J.E.D. ROBERTS. R.A.F.    190  (JB)
James Everard Denton Roberts was born in Dewsbury in 1926 and in 1939 the family was living in Marple, Cheshire. He was commissioned as Flying Officer in the Royal Air Force Regiment (seniority 26 November 1950; Officer's Number 501829). Flight Lieutenant 26 November 1954. During the Mau Mau Emergency in Kenya RAF ground crew mounted guards at RAF facilities and so 50 and 66 Squadrons RAF Regiment were sent from Aden Protectorate to Kenya to take over the duty. In 1963 he is listed on the voter register as a Service Voter resident in Westgate, Gloucester. The London Gazette 13 October 1964 states:
Dismissed by Sentence of Court Martial. Flight Lieutenant J.E.D. Roberts (501829). 24th Aug. 1964. 
His death was registered in Gloucester in 2004.

 


General Service Medal  South Arabia                  A4026316 CPL. R. WIGNALL. R.A.F.  
RAF Long Service Good Conduct Medal (QEII)  A4026316 CPL. R. WIGNALL. R.A.F.
Pair: 150


British War Medal      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.
Pair: 80     


Victory Medal             75783.PTE.1. J. CARMAN. R.A.F.  15 RESERVED
Copy papers. Joel Carman was born in Russia in 1886 and lived in Ramsgate. He enlisted in April 1917 and served in France from July 1917 to March 1918.
He is listed in the Jewry Book of Honour.