1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star; Defence & War Medals; L.S.G.C. (G.VI.R. 2nd type) (W.O.2., R.E.M.E.). One letter of naming officially corrected on latter. Mtd as worn.
With a registered envelope addressed to him at the W.O.s Quarters, Dover, Kent, containing his Certificate of Service giving full details.
Frederick John Tadman was born on 18/10/13 and enlisted in the R.A. on 3/9/28; he was 5'3" tall with a fresh complexion, grey eyes and dark hair. He was discharged at Lydd, Kent, on 12/9/52, conduct "exemplary", and he had been a Instructor at the Military College of Science.
He was discharged as a W.O.2. afters 24 years and 325 days service. He served with the R.A. 1928-43 and with the R.E.M.E. 1943-52. He was in the Middle East and Italy from 23/2/39 to 18/3/44 and in Gibraltar from 3/9/48 to 28/8/51.
He had a 1st class Certificate of Education and served throughout as an armourer and artificer; his corresponding civil trades included gunsmith, precision fitter and mechanical engineer. The Certificate confirms the medals.
With his original 1st class Certificate of Education (S./Sgt. R.E.M.E. 20/3/46) and his large (damaged) certificate from the Military College of Science (29/3/34).
With a large framed group photograph of the Army v. Wales boxing teams, Cardiff 1932, the frame engraved "Presented To F.J. Tadman"; and a book - "Army Sports Records 1880-1939" - in which the recipient is shown as a fly weight and with several notes in pen by him.
He died at Southend, Essex, in October 1995.