J. A. G. Sizmur

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Flt/Lt. John Arthur George Sizmur A.F.C. R.A.F.

Flt/Lt SIZMUR A.F.C. (service number 123466) was in the R.A.F.V.R. before the war; during it, apart from his A.F.C. he was awarded the 39/45 Star, ACE with F&G Clasp, Italy and War Medals (see below).  This group comes complete with logbook showing his training in Canada and his 30 flights to make up a tour including S.O.E. flights and one to drop by parachute members of the S.A.S.  His primary job though was as a glider tug pilot, taking part in the invasion of Normandy on June 6th 1944 amongst other tug jobs.  His Air Force Cross was gazetted on 8th June 1944.

He was promoted to Flying Officer on 10th October 1942, to Flight Lieutenant on 19th April 1944.  He served with 295 and 298 Squadrons R.A.F.

John Sizmur was born in the Penge district of Croydon on 22nd December 1921.  He attended school at St Dunstan's College, Catford Bridge, London.  During his service with the RAF he married Irene Molly Bradley at the register office in the City of Westminster on 27th March 1944.  After the war they lived at 34, Park Avenue, Ruislip, In Middlesex.

In 1948 he represented England in the Lacrosse Demonstration team and I have his identity card and programmes for the X1V Olympiad held in London.

J. A. G. Sizmur medal group
J. A. G. Sizmur medal group