PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Adair, Hugh (Service number: 1570785)
Date of birth: August 24th, 1923 (Drummore/Wigtownshire/Scotland, Great Britain)
Date of death:  October 27th, 2013 (West Linton/Scotland, Great Britain)
Nationality:  British
     
MILITARY MEDAL (MM)
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Unit: No. 2876 Squadron (Light Anti-Aircraft), 2nd Tactical Air Force
Awarded on: January 4th, 1946
Action: Citation:
"In January, 1945, this airman was No. 2 gun layer in a Bofors gun crew when more than fifty enemy aircraft made a forty-minute attack on an airfield. A Fw190 made a direct attack on the gun crew, who were in an exposed position.
Leading Aircraftman Adair continued laying with such good effect that the aircraft was hit and forced to disengage. Although enemy bullets were hitting the ground only a few yards away, he remained cool and efficient, maintaining a high standard of discipline that was an inspiration to the remainder of the detachment."
Details: Published in The London Gazette dated 4th January 1946.
 
     
1939-1945 STAR
 
     
FRANCE AND GERMANY STAR
 
     
DEFENCE MEDAL 1939-1945
 
     
WAR MEDAL 1939-1945
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Bill MacDonald
Information source(s):   - Supplement to The London Gazette of 1st January 1946, Issue 37418, dated 4th January 1946
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