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Standring, Sgt. Gibbard Selkirk.
1.) Royal Automobile Club Driver's Certificate. (2.)Regular Army Certificate of Service. ((3.) Personal Observer's and Gunners Flying Log Book.
1932. 1934.1942. - (1) in plain red boards. Illustrated with a small gravure of the author. 24mo. (2) in pictorial printed red boards. Faint RAC shield embossing to front cover. Various official stamps to internals. Handwritten bibliography in rear pocket. 12mo. (3) in titled blue cloth. Ruled pages as per contemporary log type. 8vo. Privileged and refined from the Oxbridge mill house, Sgt. G.S. Standring was typical of many pilots who fought the Battle of Britain.The three items herein presented composite to a brief tale of a young fellow caught up in the hurricane of history. In item (1) we see Standring was issued his Driver's Certificate from the Royal Automobile Club - Pall Mall - in December 1932. His photo accompanies this document. Item (2) presents his service record noting in great detail his 1934 enlistment, training and service with the prestigious Royal Horse Guards of the Household Cavalry - the renowned " Blues " - based at Combermere Barracks , Windsor. This official document records Standring as being born in 1914 and now " a six foot fresh complexioned fair-haired blue eyed " chap " with a mole on his left shoulder blade". Through notes in various hands and official stamps permeating the document we observe that after a four year service with the revered Blues Regiment , Standring requests a discharge which enables him to enlist with Royal Air Force. His Colonel describes Standring in his discharge comments as " exemplary in military conduct. An exceptionally intelligent and industrious man". In May 1940 he is taken by the RAF " for duration of emergency " … [Click Below for Full Description]
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