Flt Lt George Calvert MCGeorge Calvert served in the Second World War as a wireless operator mechanic and after serving with the Desert Air Force he joined an RAF Servicing Commando, which landed in Sicily and advanced into Italy.  He was later commissioned in the RAF Regiment and was seconded to the Aden Protectorate Levies.  He commanded a section of armoured cars and in January 1957 was involved in heavy fighting on the Yemeni border near Beihan.  He came under heavy fire and advanced on a rebel stronghold to allow  his section commander to retreat safely before he was able to withdraw.  He was awarded the Military Cross for “showing qualities of leadership and command of the highest order…”

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