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GSM Cyprus Flying Officer RAF

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General Service Medal, EIIR, bar Cyprus, Flying Officer Patrick Vivian Marshall, Royal Air Force Regiment. Who during his National Service gained a permanent commission in the RAF Regiment

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General Service Medal, EIIR, bar Cyprus, Flying Officer Patrick Vivian Marshall, Royal Air Force Regiment.

 

Officially engraved: “Fg. Off. P.V. Marshall. R.A.F.”

 

Patrick Vivian Marshall, was born in Billericay, Essex during 1931.

 

A few years too young for WW2 service he first began his career in the Armed Forces during his period of National Service.

 

London Gazette, 19th May 1953 records:
“ROYAL AIR FORCE REGIMENT

 

Appointment to Commission (National Service)
As Pilot Officers:-
Aircraftmen 2nd Class, 23rd April 1953….
…2564391 Patrick Vivian Marshall (2564391)”

 

London Gazette 1st January 1954 records his relinquishing of his National Service commission in favour of signing up for a full term of “Short Service”:

 

“ROYAL AIR FORCE REGIMENT
Appointment to Commission (Short Service),
As Pilot Officers (six years on the active list and four years on the reserve) –
Patrick Vivian Marshall (2564391), 4th November 1953 (Seniority 23rd April 1953)”

 

The Royal Air Force Regiment is the Infantry ground fighting force of the Royal Air Force, which was first formed during 1942.

 

The 34 Squadron of the RAF Regiment served in Cyprus during the “EOKA Troubles” with the role of securing the RAF airfields and other RAF installations on the island from possible terrorist attacks. They provided low level air defence to the airfields at Akrotiri and Nicosia. They also served in Patrols, Convoy Escorts and as Guards for VIPs.

 

He died on 8th May 1986 in Lymington, Hampshire, at 43 Waterford Lane.