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Voltigeur 20-04-17 03:47 PM

Various Officers......./57
 
IWM (Q 12199) Captain H. R. H. Prince Albert, Royal Air Force, at Cranwell, 1918.

http://media.iwm.org.uk/ciim5/238/22...at=photographs


IWM (Q 12238) Brigadier General A.C.Critchley,commanding the R A F. Cadet Brigade,decorating R A F Cadets with the Military Medal. St.Leonards on Sea,September 1918.

http://media.iwm.org.uk/ciim5/238/25...at=photographs

IWM (Q 66138) Lieut A.P.F. Rhys-Davids,DSO,MC, 1897-1917

http://media.iwm.org.uk/ciim5/329/76...at=photographs

Mike Jackson 20-04-17 04:24 PM

In the RAF Cadets image - why are some sitting on the grass (informal even by RAF standards!) and what is the sign (equilateral triangle) on the Sgt's left arm? Mike

Peter Brydon 20-04-17 04:43 PM

Perhaps they are recovering from injuries.

( Am I the only one who thinks that Prince Albert bears a striking resemblance to one of the younger members of the current Royal Family )

P.B.

Voltigeur 20-04-17 04:49 PM

Question. Why would an RAF cadet receive a Military Medal ???? Could it be that he was infantry before transferring to RAF ???

Jo

wardog 20-04-17 07:45 PM

Picture shows well early RAF officer insignia-and young Prince Albert, with no idea then that one day he would be King George VI. Regards, Paul.

Hoot 20-04-17 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Voltigeur (Post 402079)
Question. Why would an RAF cadet receive a Military Medal ???? Could it be that he was infantry before transferring to RAF ???

Jo

If he is being presented with the same medal as the sergeant then it's not the MM.

Phil2M 21-04-17 01:30 AM

what is the cap badge being worn by the cadet?

oc14 21-04-17 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Voltigeur (Post 402079)
Question. Why would an RAF cadet receive a Military Medal ???? Could it be that he was infantry before transferring to RAF ???

Jo

Why would he have had to have been Infantry ? The MM was not an award exclusive to the Infantry - members of any regiment could be awarded the MM - god forbid some were even awarded to Women !
PL

Toby Purcell 21-04-17 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Voltigeur (Post 402079)
Question. Why would an RAF cadet receive a Military Medal ???? Could it be that he was infantry before transferring to RAF ???

Jo

I concur with oc14. For actions in the air the award was DFM, for actions on the ground, it was the MM.

Toby Purcell 21-04-17 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phil2M (Post 402140)
what is the cap badge being worn by the cadet?

I think it is probably a number, Phil. Officer cadet battalions largely wore numbers on their caps during WW1.
The sergeant wears the RFC cap badge still I think (metal RAF badge not issued until 1919) and is being awarded a long service and good conduct medal.

Toby Purcell 21-04-17 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Peter Brydon (Post 402076)
Perhaps they are recovering from injuries.

( Am I the only one who thinks that Prince Albert bears a striking resemblance to one of the younger members of the current Royal Family )

P.B.

My guess is that they have been told to get out of camera shot as far as possible in order to better frame the image. Notice how the lower left man is craning his neck.
Do you mean Prince William or Edward? Both look a little like Albert/George in the right circumstances I think, Peter.

Phil2M 21-04-17 08:24 AM

Thanks Toby :)

Voltigeur 21-04-17 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oc14 (Post 402151)
Why would he have had to have been Infantry ? The MM was not an award exclusive to the Infantry - members of any regiment could be awarded the MM - god forbid some were even awarded to Women !
PL

Thanks.I did not know that.
Jo

Voltigeur 21-04-17 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toby Purcell (Post 402153)
I concur with oc14. For actions in the air the award was DFM, for actions on the ground, it was the MM.

Thank you,that was the answer I was looking for.
Jo


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