TO THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
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.
Service Medal Borneo 4270485
LAC. D.T. RAPSEY.
Pingat Jasa Malaysia
RAF personnel index card: David Thomas Rapsey, born 27 September 1943 in West Glamorgan. Enlistment block between April 1961 and June 1964. Came from the Swansea area.
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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.