TO THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
R.A.F. Long Service Good Conduct Medal (GV) 50713. F/SGT. T. CLARE. R.A.F.
Wing Commander Thomas Clare was born in Sheffield 25 March 1900 and enlisted as a Boy in the Royal Flying Corps 11 December 1916. March 1918 Fitter MT R.A.F. Served in the UK during the war. Posted to France June 1919 2B Mechanical Transport Repair Depot. May 1920 to 24 Squadron. Corporal November 1921. To Palestine December 1922. To UK March 1924. April 1927 Flight Sergeant, posted to Malta. To UK April 1929. March 1936 to Middle East, Palestine (Warrant Officer June 1936). Commissioned Flying Officer (Engineering Branch) July 1938. January 1939 to 216 Squadron at Heliopolis. To UK February 1940. To India July 1943 (No.8 Repair and Salvage Unit). Squadron Leader March 1944. To No.56 MU (Inverness) July 1945. Wing Commander July 1947. HQ Fighter Command February 1949. HQ Coastal Command April 1951. To Luqa, Malta September 1951 as Senior Technical Officer. To UK March 1954. Retired 31 October 1954. Died 28 February 1989.
Group of Six: £350 SOLD
307154 W. WHEATLEY, C.P.O. MECH. R.N.A.S.
British War Medal LIEUT. W. WHEATLEY, R.A.F.
Victory Medal LIEUT. W. WHEATLEY, R.A.F. (MiD)
1939-45 War Medal
William Wheatley was born 10 March 1884 in Spennymoor, Durham and was a Fitter and Turner by trade. Joined the Navy September 1904 as a Stoker 2nd class. While serving on HMS Venerable (October 1907) appointed E.R.A. 4th class. At some point transferred to the Royal Naval Air Service but it is not clear on his service record. 1914 shown as "Pembroke". His 1914 Star is for service at Ostend. Eastchurch (Mobile) Squadron transferred to Ostend Racecourse 27 August 1914. Appointed Warrant Officer II 18 January 1917. Posted to Dover Seaplanes.
August 1917 posted to H.M.S. Pegasus (aircraft carrier).
MiD 3 May 1918 Warrant Officer 2nd Grade William Wheatley, R.N.A.S. "For excellent services as Engineer Officer of H.M.S. Pegasus. Has performed has duties in a highly efficient and satisfactory manner, and has displayed indefatigable zeal on all occasions."
MiD 3 June 1919 - 2nd Lt. A/Lt.) William Wheatley (COAST PATROL).
Flying Officer 1 October 1919.
Posted to Home Aircraft Depot, Henlow April 1930. 1939 re-employed by the Air Ministry. Flight Lieutenant 18 January 1932.
Flight Lieutenant 15 October 1940. To Technical Branch 24 April 1940. Squadron Leader (RAFVR Technical Branch) 1 March 1941.
Resigned commission 1 May 1945.
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 (GP) SOLD
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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.
Awarded to 2AM John Thomas Pearn who was dicharged from the Royal Flying Corps 29 March 1918, aged 52. His enlistment date is 1 may 1915 but states transferred to the RFC 5 September 1917. His papers show no postings and no overseas service. He came from Pembrey, Carmarthenshire.
CPL. R. WIGNALL.
RAF Long Service Good Conduct Medal (QEII) A4026316 CPL. R. WIGNALL. R.A.F.