RAF 1950’s Cold War Period Attributed Air Officer’s Tunic.
A scarce 1950’s example attributed to Air Commodore R Sorel-Cameron CBE AFC. The tunic is the regulation pattern, to the left breast King’s Crown padded pilot wings and medal ribbons of the CBE, DFC, Burma Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, GSM, EIIR Coronation Medal. Each cuff with Air Commodore rank lace. The interior with tailor’s label of Welsh & Jefferies of London and written name, giving rank as Group Captain. Dated 195? (faint). Good clean condition no moth.
Air Commodore R Sorel-Cameron CBE AFC was commissioned into the RAF in 1930, first serving with the 603 (City of Glasgow) Squadron AAF. Transferring two the RAF he served with 16 and 28 Squadrons. In 1937 he was appointed a flying instructor. In 1938 he was PA to AOC Training Command which he appears to have held until 1945 when he was posted to Hostilities Planning with AHQ East Indies. In 1947 he was CO of RAF Tengah (Singapore). He was CO of RAF Cottesmore 1952 and in 1960 was Air Attache Athens. After retirement he joined the Diplomatic Corps and held the post of a Queen’s Messenger.
He was awarded the CBE 1947 AFC 1944 Died 2001
Mid 20th Century