WW1 Medal Groups
WW1 Royal Flying Corps Medal Group - Named To Sear
A WW1 Royal Flying Corp medal group awarded to 11616, Aircraft Mechanic Albert William Sear.
The details of his awards are as follows:
1914-15 Star named to 11616 2.A.M. A. W. SEAR. R.F.C.
British War Medal and Victory Medal named to 11616. 1. A. M. A. W. SEAR. R.A.F.
The medals are court mounted with their original ribbons along with a set of matching miniature medals that are also swing mounted with their original ribbons. Also included with this listing is the original box of issue for the BWM and VM along with its original postal envelope and acknowledgment slip along with Sear’s ‘dog tag’.
Sear was born in 1891 and lived in Chesham, Buckinghamshire where he worked as a ‘machine stitcher’.
He joined the RFC in October 1915, and according to his Medal Index Card, which can be viewed by clicking on here (if you have access to Ancestry although a paper copy will be provided with this listing), Sear arrived in France on the 14th December 1915.
The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the air arm of the British Army before and during the First World War, until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force. The history of the RFC can be viewed by clicking on here.
According to his service summary which can be viewed by clicking on here (if you have access to ‘find my past’, although a paper copy will be provided ), he served first with the 8th Brigade RFC (a Bomber Squadron), the history of which can be viewed by clicking on here, and later with 99 Squadron (a Strategic Bombing unit), the history of which can be viewed by clicking on here.
He was transferred to the reserve in February 1919 and finally discharged from the RAF in April 1920.
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