A Collection of Awards to the Royal Air Force between the Wars (1919-1939) formed by Group Captain JE Barker

Date of Auction: 6th December 2017

Sold for £320

Estimate: £280 - £320

A post-war ‘Military Division’ M.B.E. group of five awarded to Squadron Leader A. Jackson, Royal Air Force

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 2nd type breast badge, silver; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; General Service 1962-2007, 2 clasps, Radfan, South Arabia (Sqn. Ldr. A. Jackson. R.A.F.) 2nd clasp loose on riband as issued, mounted as worn, with two identity tags, generally very fine (5) £280-320


Provenance: DNW, December 1999.

M.B.E. London Gazette 13 June 1959.

Alfred Jackson was a Halton Apprentice, who served during the Second War with the Royal Air Force as an airman and N.C.O. before being promoted Warrant Officer in August 1943. He was commissioned Flying Officer in the Technical Signals Branch in April 1951, and advanced to Flight Lieutenant in November 1953. Having been promoted Squadron Leader in July 1960, Jackson attended R.A.F. Staff College and was subsequently granted Associate Membership of the British Institute of Radio Engineers. He was elected to M.I.E.R.E. in 1968, and was recognised as a Chartered Engineer from the following year.