TO THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
1914 Star 5th Aug-22nd Nov. 1914 TEMP. LIEUT. S.A. CURRIN, R.M. ATTD R.N. DIV.
British War Medal MAJOR S.A. CURRIN. R.F.C.
Victory Medal MAJOR S.A. CURRIN. R.F.C. (MID)
Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus
Copy research. Sydney Allen Currin volunteered as Motor Car Owner-Driver (Royal Automobile Club) to go to France to chauffeur officers. The volunteers were given a temporary commission in the Royal Marines. Sydney was attached to the Royal Naval Division in Belgium from 27 September 1914.
In April 1915 commissioned Lieutenant R.N.V.R. for duty with R.N.A.S.
November 1915 commissioned Special Reserve of Officers, Royal Flying Corps serving with the 2nd Kite Balloon Section. Captain January 1916. Temporary Major October 1916.
MiD Gazetted 4 January 1917 as Lieut. Special List, R.F.C. - "Has been emnployed on the Staff at HQ, RFC for the last year, and a great deal of the credit is due to him for having kept the Kite Balloons in the air continuously. His arrangements for the very difficult question of the supply of gas have been excellent, and seldom has a Balloon had to wait more than 12 hours for its gas. Also, the supply of material and keeping it up to strength has been entirely due to his efforts. (recommendation dated 15 October 1916). Awarded the Italian Order of St. Michael and St. Lazarus, Gazetted 26 May 1917.
Captain R.A.F. April 1918. Major.
After the war he was president of Nottingham Gliding Club. He died in London 7 July 1947.
Group of Four: £2250 (being sold on commission)
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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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81041 1.A.M. A. DAVIES. R.A.F.
Victory Medal 81041 1.A.M. A. DAVIES. R.A.F.
Copy papers. Albert Davies was born 1887 and was a photographer working in Royal Studio, Cemetery Road, Perth when he enlisted May 1917. Posted as Photographer to 104 squadron and served in France from May 1918 to January 1919. 104 squadron was a light bomber squadron and moved from Andover to France in May 1918 to carry out bombing operations against the Saar industrial region. The squadron was equipped with DH9 aircraft which could have photographic equipment fitted for the Observer. Albert may well have flown to take aerial photographs.
Service Good Conduct
G.J. ALLNUTT. R.A.F.
Number block for civilian enlistment before March 1938. LSGC awarded 1961. Would have been entitled to WWII medals.