2120227 LACW Phyllis R Johnston (nee Davies) RAF

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by pierce09, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. pierce09

    pierce09 Member

    quick question for anyone who has a better grip on medal entitlement than me! so most of you!!

    my Grandmother served from 21-10-42 until 23-10-45 with the WRAF first as a Barrage balloon operator, then as a telegraphist.

    she served at RAF Killadeas in N. Ireland, RAF Honeybourne and at an RAF base near Milford Haven (could be one of many)

    we have her 39-45 War Medal but....

    not a defence medal. i thought 3 years service at home qualified. anyone know why she might not have earned it?

    think my father and i are going to apply anyway but i'm lost as to why she might not have got it in the first place


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  2. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran


    Probably just another cock -up.....my late wife got her full entitlement of 1939/45 Star - Defence medal - 1939/45 medal for her five years of service in the WAAF- doesn't matter what they did - but the time they served

    bet the records were lost in a fire which is a favourite tale

  3. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    I'm no expert but perhaps end of full time service date 27th August 1945 as shown in 2nd document attachment is relevant to calculation of 3 year qualifying service from Oct 1942?

    Steve Y
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  4. pierce09

    pierce09 Member

    if anyone has any idea where there could possibly be a photo of my grandmother in uniform, i'd be immensely appreciative!!

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