Sergeant George Freeman BEM

Corporal George Henry Freeman BEM

Corporal George Henry Freeman was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) for gallantry. As such it was the first award made to a Gunner for gallantry after the formation of the RAF Regiment 1 February 1942. His citation was published in the London Gazette dated 10 July 1942.

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Cyprus

After the departure of British Forces from Egypt, Cyprus became the main British base in the Eastern Mediterranean with a Regiment Squadron setting a record for the longest single deployment.