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Adair, Hugh

Date of birth:
August 24th, 1923 (Drummore/Wigtownshire/Scotland, Great Britain)
Date of death:
October 27th, 2013 (West Linton/Scotland, Great Britain)
Service number:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Leading Aircraftman
No. 2876 (Light Anti-Aircraft) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
January 4th, 1946
"In January, 1945, this airman was No. 2 gun layer in a Bofors gun crew when more than fifty enemy aircraft made a forty-minute attack on an airfield. A Fw190 made a direct attack on the gun crew, who were in an exposed position.
Leading Aircraftman Adair continued laying with such good effect that the aircraft was hit and forced to disengage. Although enemy bullets were hitting the ground only a few yards away, he remained cool and efficient, maintaining a high standard of discipline that was an inspiration to the remainder of the detachment."

Published in The London Gazette dated 4th January 1946.
Military Medal (MM)


  • Photo 1: Bill MacDonald
  • - Supplement to The London Gazette of 1st January 1946, Issue 37418, dated 4th January 1946