A Second World War C.B.E. and group of five to Air Commodore H.A.Hewat, Royal Air Force,
Lot 121
A Second World War C.B.E. and group of five to Air Commodore H.A.Hewat, Royal Air Force,
Sold for £840 (US$ 1,371) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Second World War C.B.E. and group of five to Air Commodore H.A.Hewat, Royal Air Force,
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, C.B.E., 2nd type, Military Division, in silver-gilt and enamel; 1914-15 Star (Surg. H.A.Hewart. M.B. R.N.); British War and Victory Medal (Surg. H.A.Hewat. R.N.A.S.); Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937. Mounted as worn. Toned, very fine or better. (6)

Footnotes

  • C.B.E. London Gazette 2.6.1943.

    Air Commodore Harry Aitken Hewat was born on the 17th September 1888, he was educated at Loretto, Cologne Musical Conservatorium, and Edinburgh University where he graduated M.B., Ch.B. in 1915 with second-class honours. He joined the Royal Naval Medical Service in 1915 and transferred to the Royal Air Force in April 1918, and was one of the early group of Medical Officers from which the Royal Air Force Medical Branch grew. He took the D.T.M. & H. in 1922. After tours of duty in England, Iraq, and India he was appointed principal medical officer, Iraq, in 1938, and principal medical officer, Flying Training Command, Reading, in 1940. He was promoted Group Captain in 1935 and Air Commodore in 1940, and in 1943 he was appointed C.B.E.. Subsequent to his retirement in 1945 he was medical adviser to the British Red Cross Society from 1948 to 1968.
    He died on 4th April 1970, aged 81.
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