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POST-WAR A.F.M. GROUP OF 8 MEDALS TO M. PLT. E.J. TREEVES, R.A.F.

*** RESERVED *** Air Force Medal George VI to 1323638 F. Sgt. E.J. Treeves, R.A.F.; 1939-1945 Star, Burma Star, WWII Defence Medal, WWII War Medal; General Service Medal with S.E. Asia 1945-46 clasp to W.O. E.J. Treeves (1323638) R.A.F., Campaign Service Medal with Borneo and Malay Peninsula to M. Plt. E.J. Treeves (1323638) R.A.F.; Long Service & Good Conduct Medal with second award clasp to M. Plt. E.J. Treeves (1323638), R.A.F. The last two clasps loose, medal ribbon bar with Commendation oak leaf on blue ribbon. Accompanied by 4 R.A.F. Pilot’s Log Books professionally leather-bound into a single volume, original photographs of the recipient in uniform, named box of issue for the L.S.G.C., embroided and cloth rank badges, 2 I.D. discs, U.S. I.R.B.M. Thor Launch Control Console Operator course and Launch Operations Crew Course Certificates, letters of congratulations, Investiture letters and Investiture ticket dated 10 Mar 1953, Transport Command Aircrew Categorisation Card booklet, stamp covers and R.A.F. Form 856B issued on discharge dated 27 Feb 1978.
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Air Force Medal Gazetted 1 Jan 1953: "In recognition for his exceptional work as a communications pilot with 63 Group."

Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air Gazetted 12 June 1965. 

Edward James Treeves commenced flying training on 19 June 1942 in Canada and qualified 1st pilot on 30 Apr 1943, returning to the UK starting advance training on 14 Sep 1943 at No 18 (P) A.F.U., completing further training on Whitley Vs and then in Nov 1944 glider towing with Albemarles No 23 H.G.C.U. Commencing his first operational tour on 21 Mar 1945, Treeves flew Dakotas with No. 31 Squadron in India, dropping supplies to the advancing 14th Army and flying his last mission with 31 Squadron on 24 May 1946. From Oct 1947 to Jan 1950 in Southern Rhodesia flying Ansons, then to UK with No. 63 Group until Sep 1953. It was for his exceptional work as a communications pilot with 63 Group that Treeves was awarded the A.F.M. On 20 Oct 1953 he joined 288 Squadron flying Balliols at Middle Wallop and in Dec 1955 commenced jet training and appointed a Qualified Flying Instructor 26 June 1956. Joining No. 1 F.T.S. in July 1956 as an instructor, Treeves continued at No. 4 Squadron School of Refresher Training Manby, and in Oct 1964 joined 209 Sqn in Far East flying Pioneers until Oct 1967. In 1976 he joined the R.A.F. Careers Information Service and served as the deputy Office Commander at Wrexham, completing a superb record of 36 years RAF service.

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