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Sawston 1940-45 - Newspaper Cuttings

29th October 1940

Gallant Sawston Man.

A bar to his D.F.M. has been awarded to Sergeant Ernest Gimson of 107 Squadron RAF. Sert. Gimson was born at Sawston, but his home is at Babakin Western Australia. Before joining the RAF he was a shop keeper's assistant. He was awarded his DFM in February of this year in Air Operations.

13th October 1944

MBE for Sawston man.

The King has been pleased to approve the following award for great skill and devotion to duty in damage control. MBE (Military Division) to Temp Sub Lieut (Engineer) Benjamin John Poulter RNVR of Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Poulter of 34 Mill Lane, Sawston.

12th January 1945

DFC for Sawston Man.

Mrs. Vindus of 26 Hillside has been informed that her husband, Flying Officer F. Vindis, has been awarded the DFC for conspicuous bravery.

11th May 1945

Gallantry in S.E.A.C.

Signalman Harry Samuel of the Indian Divisional Signals has been awarded the Certificate of Gallantry in South East Asia. Lieutenant General F. W. Messervy CB DSO is sending off to 4th Corps congratulations to Signalman Samuel on his gallantry and says: "I am more than proud of what you have done, by your courage and determination to gain such success for the 4th Corps. and blot out the Japs. All good luck to you in the future."

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