A GREAT WAR RFC GROUP TO A 48 SQUADRON. FIGHTER OBSERVER TAKEN PRISONER IN AUGUST.SERVED WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES DURING THE SECOND WAR. BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS LIEUT. 1939-45 STAR; AFRICA STAR; WAR MEDAL 1939-45; SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL FOR WAR SERVICE, LAST FOUR OFFICIALLY IMPRESSED 87554 R. Robert Nimmo Williamson Jeff was born in. In 1898, and was educated at. Jeff then studied at Sheffield and. And subsequently resided in Danesfield, New Ferry. He enlisted in the Artists Rifles in October 1916, before joining the Royal Flying Corps as a Cadet in December of the same year. Jeff was commissioned Second Lieutenant in April 1917, and after training as an Observer was posted for operational flying with 48 Squadron Bristol F. On 20 May 1917, as a 2nd Lieutenant and Observer, serving with No. 48 Squadron, his Bristol F. 2b, flown by Captain R. Raymond-Barker, was in combat with a German Albatros D.
III which was last seen going down out of control over Brebières. On 11 August 1917, as a 2nd Lieutenant and Observer, serving with No. 2b, piloted by 2nd Lieutenant G.Colledge, on a photo-reconnaissance flight to Ostende, was forced to land on enemy held territory and the two were made prisoners-of-war. Jeff was held in a POW camp in.
Was repatriated 14 December 1918, and demobilised in May 1919. Lieutenant Jeff later saw service with South African Forces during the Second World War but his exact service is as yet unresearched. SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS FOR MORE MEDALS.This will generally be a Wednesday or Thursday, so please bear with me if it takes a few more days to get sent. KEYWORDS: MEDAL MEDALS RNAS RFC RAF NAVAL AIR SERVICE FLYING PILOT PLANE SEAPLANE AWARD CAPTAIN COMMANDER LIEUTENANT OFFICER KILLED WOUNDED WW1 WW2 GALLANTRY. The item "WW1 & WW2 RFC ROYAL FLYING CORPS FIGHTER SQUADRON POW 1917 MEDAL GROUP" is in sale since Sunday, January 24, 2021.
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