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GSM Malaya Woman Civilian RAF Japan

General Service Medal, GVI, bar Malaya, Miss Audrey Helen Edwards, a Welfare Worker, who worked as a Caterer during 1947 at the RAF Malcolm Club in Iwakuni Japan and later Changi Singapore,

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Origin: United Kingdom
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General Service Medal, GVI, bar Malaya, Miss Audrey Helen Edwards, a Welfare Worker, who worked as a Caterer during 1947 at the RAF Malcolm Club in Changi, Singapore.

 

An interesting Civilian medal with paperwork to a young lady who saw about 2 years of travel overseas shortly after the end of WW2 in Japan and around Singapore.

 

Officially engraved in RAF style: “Miss. A.H. Edwards.

 

Medal is mounted for wear and in original card box of issue, also with matching mounted miniature medal. With her original Colony of Singapore Identity Card with photograph and her original pay book for the RAF Malcolm Clubs.

 

Audrey Helen Edwards, was born during October 1921, in Hungerford, Berkshire.

 

Audrey first began her work with the Malcolm Clubs of the RAF on 24th July 1947 in London at the HO Club, according to her pay book.

 

She appears to have taken the opportunity to travel abroad for similar service, joining the Malcolm Club in Iwakuni, Japan from 24th October 1947.
Iwakuni was home to a large Air base since the 1930s, following WW2 it was occupied by the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan.

 

She spent 5 months working in Japan, before moving over to Singapore on 27th March 1948, working at the Changi Airmen’s Malcolm Club from 4th April 1948.

 

With a small stint at Seletar in North-East Singapore from 19th June 1948 until 17th July 1948, she returned back to Changi in late July 1948.

 

Audrey arrived home on 2nd April 1949 to Liverpool on the Devonshire from Singapore.