G.S.M. EiiR. MALAYA Clasp: WG.CDR. D.E.BENNETT  R.A.F
G.S.M. EiiR. MALAYA Clasp: WG.CDR. D.E.BENNETT R.A.F.
G.S.M. EiiR. MALAYA Clasp: WG.CDR. D.E.BENNETT R.A.F
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GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL  EiiR.

WITH CLASP: MALAYA

CORRECTLY NAMED TO:

WG.CDR. D.E.BENNETT  R.A.F.

CONDITION: GOOD VF+

*** THIS IS THE VERY RARE 1ST.,TYPE E.ii.R. GSM. WITH BRITT:OMN: LEGEND AND STRUCK ON THE THIN GEO.VI. TYPE BLANK WITH FIXED SUSPENDER. THE NAMING IS ENGRAVED ( NB - THE MEDAL IS NOT RE-NAMED ) AS ONE WOULD EXPECT TO SEE ON A GEO.VI GSM AWARDED TO THE RAF. -  IN OVER 40 YEARS  OF MEDAL COLLECTING / DEALING , I HAVE ONLY SEEN FOUR E.ii.R. GSM's OF THIS THIN TYPE, ALL OF WHICH HAVE BEEN NAMED IN THE SAME ENGRAVED STYLE AND ALL WERE TO RAF RECIPIENTS - THIS ALONE IS WORTHY OF FURTHER RESEARCH ***

BORN: 5th., FEBRUARY 1917

THE MEDAL IS SOLD WITH VARIOUS LONDON GAZETTE ENTRIES, WHICH VERIFY THE FOLLOWING:

LG DATE: 26.1.1937 : ROYAL AIR FORCE - GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH:

RAF CADETS, HAVING SUCCESSFULLY PASSED THROUGH THE RAF COLLEGE , CRANWELL, ARE GRANTED PERMANENT COMMISSIONS AS PILOT OFFICERS, WITH SENIORITY FROM: 19TH.,DECEMBER 1936: DAVID EDMUND BENNETT

LG DATE: 6.9.1938: PILOT OFFICERS PROMOTED TO FLYING OFFICER: 19.6.1938: DAVID EDMUND BENNETT

LG DATE: 15.8.1939: PROMOTED: ACTING FLIGHT LIEUTENANT:12.7.1939: DAVID EDMUND BENNETT

LG DATE: 9.7.1940: PROMOTED: FLIGHT LIEUTENANT: 19.6.1940: DAVID EDMUND BENNETT

LG DATE: 9.9.1941: PROMOTED: TEMPORARY SQUADRON LEADER:DAVID EDMUND BENNETT

LG DATE; 1.1.1954: PROMOTED: WING COMMANDER: D.E.BENNETT.

RETIRED: 19.4.1957.

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL AERO CLUB: 24.10.1946 -  CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 21985

ADDRESS: EDENBROOK,HAWLEY LANE, HAWLEY, NEAR BLACKWATER, HAMPSHIRE.

DIED: SOUTHAMPTON: DECEMBER 1991

NO RESEARCH HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT ON THE RECIPIENTS WORLD WAR TWO SERVICE-THE ONLY OTHER INFORMATION THAT I HAVE WAS SUPPLIED BY A GOOD FRIEND WHO IS AN RAF EXPERT IS AS FOLLOWS:

RECIPIENT POSTED TO: 103 BOMBER SQUADRON RAF ON: 15.6.1937.

PRICE = SOLD

POSTAGE IS EXTRA: UK = £6.50  OVERSEAS = £10.00

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