66518 T/ Major Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave, MC, RA

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  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Found this citation tonight whilst looking for another one and thought I'd start a thread on him as I can't find anywhere else to post it.

    Recommendation for Award for Neave, Airey Middleton Sheffield Rank: Captain ... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 373/100/258
    Name Neave, Airey Middleton Sheffield
    Rank: Captain
    Service No: 66518
    Regiment: Royal Artillery
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: The London Omnibus List For Gallant and Distinguished Services in the Field
    Award: Distinguished Service Order
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 15 November 1945

    Airey Neave.jpg

    There should be a Military Cross somewhere too I think.
     
  2. wtid45

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  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Nice one lads, Jedburgh and I had a small discussion about him only last month.:)
     
  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I remember his death in the underground car park at the House of Commons and what a shock it was even at my tender age at the time.

    There was a very good documentary on not long ago about Mrs. Thatcher and her early parliamentary days. He was her first real 'spin doctor' and supporter it seems, she was extremely upset by his death and I would imagine this was a major factor in her policy on Irish terrorism afterwards.

    It was suggested that he used his SOE training in mis-information to help her secure the nomination for Tory Party leader and defeat Ted Heath in the leadership election!
     
  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Recommendation for Award for Neave, A M S Rank: Second Lieutenant Award: ... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 373/92/442
    Name Neave, A M S
    Rank: Second Lieutenant
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: B E F 1939-40
    Award: Mention in Despatches
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 12 May 1942


    Recommendation for Award for Neave, Airey Middleton Sheffield Rank: Captain ... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 373/98/251
    Name Neave, Airey Middleton Sheffield
    Rank: Captain
    Service No: 66518
    Regiment: Royal Artillery
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: The London Omnibus List for Gallant and Distinguished Services in the Field
    Award: Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 30 August 1945

    Recommendation for Award for Neave, Airey M S Rank: Major Regiment: ... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 373/148/744
    Name Neave, Airey M S
    Rank: Major
    Regiment: British Army
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Foreign to British: USA
    Award: Meritorious Service
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 23 July 1948

    Croix de Guerre

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  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Something poignant to add to this thread:

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