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A.E. Paish  to  C.W.H. Pulford
Paish,
Atholl Ernest
A.E. Paish
19.12.1904
Godstone, Surrey
-
(12?).1975
Haverfordwest district, Dyfed
Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1936
      qualified at a specialist course in engineering
Paish,
John Charles
J.C. Paish
Son of Percy Ballard Paish (1884-1968), and Esther Curwood (1885-1969).
Married (10?.1942, Cairo Cathedral, Egypt) Lola Ralph (22.06.1909 - 19.03.1989), singer and pianiste, daughter of Sidney Ralph (1883-1935), and Effie Lillian Campbell (1882-1964); one daughter.
(06?).1917
Brighton district, Sussex
-
24.02.1949
Hong Kong
(of Adelaide, South Australia, formerly of St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, UK)
(A) P/O (prob) 19.08.1939 [42520]
P/O (prob) 01.02.1940
P/O 26.06.1940
(WS) F/O 01.02.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 01.02.1942
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 06.01.1945
(A) W/Cdr. ?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 02.10.1945 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 01.01.1943 ?
19.08.1939     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
26.06.1945     transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for air force service)
(1945)     680 Squadron RAF
Post-war a civil pilot for Cathay Pacific. His plane came down in Hong Kong (near Breamar Reservoir) when attempting a landing at Kai Tak in poor weather, 24.02.1949, with no survivors amongst the 4 crew members and 19 passengers.
Pankhurst,
Leonard Thomas
L.T. Pankhurst
26.08.1902
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
12.1996
Chester and Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1936
Education: psa.
      qualified at a specialist course in engineering
Parker,
Tom Mackinlay
T.M. Parker
Son of Tom Parker, and Dorothy S. Mackinlay.
Brother of Maj. Peter Parker, Intelligence Corps (later Sir Peter Parker, KBE, Kt, LVO, Chairman of British Rail).
From Bedford.
(09?).1918
Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland / Tyne and Wear
-
11.02.1940
(KIA) [age 21]
[Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery, Yorkshire, G.G.40]
(A) P/O (prob) 21.12.1936 [39334]
P/O 12.10.1937
F/O 12.05.1939
Mentioned in Despatches MID 20.02.1940 ?
21.12.1936     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
16.01.1937     No. 10 Flying Training School RAF (Tern Hill)
1937/38? - 11.02.1940 pilot, 220 Squadron RAF (Coastal Command)
[Hudson I N7294 NR-E had taken off at 11:30 hrs from Thornaby for a patrol. The windscreen iced up after take-off and the Hudson crashed a few minutes later almost at the summit of Cook Monument Hill near Great Ayton. More details here.]
Parr,
Alfred William Clifford Vernon
A.W.C.V. Parr
17.08.1896
Paytoe Hall, Knighton, Herefordshire
-
Sq.Ldr. (retd) 01.01.1924
       
Parsons,
Ernest Ian
"Pip"
E.I. Parsons (Photo courtesy of Mrs Amanda Gordon)
24.10.1912
Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand
-
14.08.1940
(KIA) [age 27]
[Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France, plot 12, row D, grave 6]
Sgt. ? [580005]
P/O (prob) 01.04.1940 [43370]
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 30.07.1940 ?
Played rugby (fullback) for the RAF (1937?-1939?) & England (1939).
01.04.1940     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 14.08.1940 pilot, 10 Squadron RAF
[On the night of 13/14 August, Italian pilot Capt. Giorgio Graffer attacked a bomber while flying a Fiat CR.42 devoid of radio and any nightfighter equipment. After having unsuccessfully attacked the bomber with his guns he deliberately rammed it with his fighter. Graffer jumped to safety with his parachute. This was Whitley Mk.V P4965 ZA-H of 10 Squadron, which had taken off from Abingdon to bomb the Fiat Aero Engine works at Torino. Badly shot up by a fighter attack over the target, which left one engine out of action and severe damage to the starboard aileron. Pilot Officer Parsons succeeded in flying the crippled bomber across France but while trying to land on the beach near Dymchurch Redoubt on the Kent coast, the weakened aileron broke off and the Whitley plunged into the sea. Three of the crew managed to escape, but the two pilots died and their bodies were eventually washed onto the French coast. They are buried in Boulogne's Eastern Cemetery in the Pas-de-Calais. The crew consisted of pilot Pilot Officer Ernest Ian Parsons DFC (RAF No. 43370) (KIA), co-pilot Sergeant A.N. Champion (KIA), observer Sergeant Chamberlain (RTD), wireless operator Sergeant Marshall (RTD) and air gunner Sergeant Sharpe (RTD).]
Pearse,
Frank Sainthill
F.S. Pearse

Biography courtesy of Mr David Ford

04.11.1909
Cardiff, Wales
-
07.1986
Honiton district, Devon
Sgt. ? [652368]
P/O (prob) 27.04.1943 [51390]
(WS) F/O (prob) 27.10.1943 (reld 01.03.1945; on account of medical unfitness for Air Force service)
27.04.1943     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
1943 - 1944 navigator, 428 (RCAF) Squadron
26.04.1944     transferred, RAF (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
Pearson,
Albert
A. Pearson
24.02.1902
-
F/Sgt.
? [357293]
P/O (prob)
20.09.1940, seniority 29.08.1940 [44625]
F/Lt. (temp)
?
F/Lt. (war subst.)
12.12.1945
Sq.Ldr.
01.08.1947 (retd 21.09.1953)
20.09.1940


first commission RAF (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
Pearson,
Anthony Brien John
A.B.J. Pearson
14.03.1920
-
05.1999
Truro, Cornwall
(A) P/O (prob)
17.09.1938 [41200]
P/O
25.07.1939
F/O
03.09.1940
F/Lt. (war subst.)
03.09.1941
Sq.Ldr.
01.08.1947
W/Cdr.
01.07.1957 (retd 21.05.1965)
Air Force Cross AFC
> 09.1941
< 12.1945
?
Air Force Cross AFC
02.06.1962
HM's birthday 62
17.09.1938


first commission RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
18.12.1945


extended service
Pearson-Rogers,
Henry William
H.W. Pearson-Rogers
18.03.1906
-
11.1992
Norwich, Norfolk
Sq.Ldr. 01.04.1937
Education: psa
       
Peart,
Albert Ernest
A.E. Peart (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)

Son of John Milburn Peart (1881-1952), and Harriet Jane Morris (1882-).
08.04.1913
Morpeth district, Northumberland

-
11.2000
Banbury district, Oxfordshire
Sgt. ? [562853]
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 29.09.1941 [47625]
... ...
Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1953 (retd 31.05.1961)
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch [later: Technical Branch]) [emergency commission]
AFRAeS.
Peel,
John Ralph Alexander
J.R.A. Peel
Son of Colonel Basil Peel, DSO, of the Indian Army; married 1st Barbara Hutchinson (1942, dissolved 1964); one son, three daughters; married 2nd Sue Marsden (died 1998).
17.10.1911
Boscombe
-
07.01.2004
Salisbury, Wiltshire
P/O
23.07.1932 [33011]
F/O
?
F/Lt.
?
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1939
(T) W/Cdr.
01.03.1941
W/Cdr.
01.10.1946
(A) Gp.Capt.
01.1943
(T) Gp.Capt.
01.07.1944-01.11.1947 (retd 20.01.1948)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
08.1941
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
13.08.1940
*
Mentioned in Despatches MID
02.06.1943
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
?
?
* This officer's outstanding quality as a leader has raised the flying standard and morale of his squadron to the highest pitch. During a period of thirteen days in July, he destroyed at least two enemy aircraft. On one occasion, although his aircraft had been badly damaged in action, he followed and shot down a Dornier 17 twenty-five miles from the coast and eventually had to abandon his own aircraft over the sea. He was picked up by a lifeboat. when on the verge of losing consciousness, but was again leading his squadron the next morning.
Education: Clifton; RAF College, Cranwell (09.1930-07.1932)
23.07.1932


first commission
07.1932
-
01.1934
19 Squadron (Duxford)
01.1934
-
?
801 Squadron FAA [HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)]
?
-
?
flying instructor, 601 Squadron AAF
?
-
09.1937
Adjutant, RAF College, Cranwell
09.1937
-

flying instructor, 601 Squadron AAF
21.08.1939
-
(10.1939)
Directorate of Postings, Department of the Air Member for Personnel, Air Minstry
07.1940
-
16.09.1940
CO 145 Squadron
11.07.1940


shot down in his Hurricane I P3400 while on patrol; ditched off Selsey Bill after combat, 1825 hrs; rescued by Selsey lifeboat
16.09.1940
-
18.11.1940
? *
18.11.1940
-
01.1941
CO 145 Squadron
01.1941
-
05.08.1941
CO Kenley Wing
11.1941
-
(03?.)1943
Sector Controller and Wing Leader at Debden
(03?.)1943
-
1943?
Department of the Air Member for Personnel, Air Minstry
1943?
-
1945?
Deputy Director of Fighter Operations, Air Ministry

29.07.1940
08.08.1940






2 victories:
½ Ju 88
1 Bf 109
01.1947
-
01.1948
Assistant Commandant at the RAF College Cranwell
* Was CO RAF Station Hunsdon at some time; this period?
Took up farming at Cambridgeshire, later Devon. Retired to Wiltshire in the early 1980s.
Peel,
Richard
"Bob"
R. Peel (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Peel) R. Peel (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Peel)

22.11.1906
Leicester district, Leicestershire
-
28.03.1987
[Sønderho Gamle Kirkegård,
Fanø]
P/O (prob)
02.06.1930 [21201]
P/O
02.06.1931
F/O
02.06.1931
F/Lt.
02.06.1937
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.06.1940 (reld 20.04.1943; own request)
P/O
20.04.1943
(WS) F/O
20.10.1943
F/O
20.10.1944
(WS) F/Lt.
20.04.1945
Sq.Ldr.
01.10.1946
25.02.1947, seniority 01.06.1945
(T) W/Cdr.
15.08.1946, seniority 01.01.1944
W/Cdr.
01.07.1947 (retd 22.11.1957)
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1946
?
Education: Wyggeston College
02.06.1930


commissioned, RAF (Accountant Branch)
02.06.1930
 
 
RAF Station HQ, Cranwell
11.08.1930
 
 
RAF Record Office, Ruislip
06.08.1932
 
 
RAF Station HQ, Worthy Down
19.11.1934
 
 
Air Armament School, Eastchurch
24.10.1936
 
 
Aircraft Depot, Hinaidi, Iraq
12.07.1937
 
 
RAF Station, Dhibban, Iraq
20.04.1943


transferred, General Duties Branch (relinquished rank of Sq.Ldr. to be P/O)
09.1943
-
1945
navigator in Mosquitos with 151 & 487 Squadrons RAF (attack on Shell Building, Copenhagen, 21.03.1945)
15.08.1946

22.11.1957 
transferred, Accountant Branch [later: Secretarial Branch]
20.05.1954
-
(04.1956)
Intelligence Section, Allied Forces Northern Europe (RAF Element) (Sandvika, Norway)
16.11.1960
-
02.08.1962
Flying Officer, RAFVR (Training Branch)
Teacher in a private school in Farnhem.
Peirse,
Sir Richard Edmund Charles
R.E.C. Peirse R.E.C. Peirse
Only son of Admiral Sir Richard Henry Peirse, KCB, KBE, MVO (1860-1940), and Blanche Melville Wemyss-Whittaker.
Married1st (18.08.1915, St Peter's, Thorner, Yorkshire; marriage dissolved 1945) Mary Joyce Ledgard (1894 - 1975), younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Armitage Ledgard, of the Manor House, Thorner, Yorkshire; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1946) Jessie Auchinleck, daughter of late Alexander Stewart of Innerhadden, of Perthshire.

30.09.1892
Croydon, London
-
05.08.1970
Aylesbury district, Buckinghamshire
... ...
Air Vice Marshal 01.01.1936
(A) Air Marshal 30.10.1939
(T) Air Marshal 01.07.1940
Air Marshal 14.04.1942, seniority 01.07.1940
(T) Air Chief Marshal 01.07.1942 (retd 06.05.1945; retaining rank of Air Chief Marshal)
KCB, 1940 (CB 1936); DSO 1915; AFC; Order of Polonia Restituta, 1942; Knight Grand Cross of Orange Nassau, 1943; Commander Legion of Merit, United States; Special Necklet, Cloud and Banner, China.
Education: Monkton Combe School; HMS Conway; King's College, London.
... - ... ...
25.01.1937 - 1940 Deputy Chief of Air Staff
30.10.1939     additional Member of Air Council
22.04.1940 - 1940 Vice­Chief of Air Staff
05.10.1940 - 1942 Air Officer Commanding­in­Chief, Bomber Command
06.03.1942 - 1943 Air Officer Commanding­in­Chief, India
16.11.1943 - 1944 Allied Air Commander­in­Chief, South East Asia Command

R.E.C. Peirse R.E.C. Peirse R.E.C. Peirse R.E.C. Peirse R.E.C. Peirse R.E.C. Peirse R.E.C. Peirse R.E.C. Peirse R.E.C. Peirse R.E.C. Peirse R.E.C. Peirse

Penman,
David Jackson
D.J. Penman D.J. Penman

14.10.1919
Edinburgh
-
27.11.2004
Barnsley, Yorkshire
(A) P/O
30.11.1937
P/O
27.09.1938
F/O
?
F/Lt.
?
Sq.Ldr.
?
W/Cdr.
01.07.1967 (retd 14.10.1974)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
?
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
?
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
?
?
30.11.1937


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
...
-
...
...
Perkins,
Albert
A. Perkins (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
Ldg.Acm. ? [1136268]
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 22.08.1941 [114938]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAF (Accountant Branch) [emergency commission]
Peters-Smith,
Murrey Vernon
M.V. Peters-Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Patrick Casey)
Son of Charles Ernald Peters-Smith (1877-1959), and Gertrude Alice Wilding (1879-1957).
Married ((06?).1940, Bristol district, Gloucestershire) Mollie H. Peach * ((03?).1918 - ), daughter of ... Peach, and ... White; one daughter.
* She remarried ((06?).1950, Bristol district, Gloucestershire) William G. Brockett.

15.04.1916
Bristol district, Avon / Gloucestershire
-
27.07.1942
(KIA) [age 26]
[Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany, 26.J.12]
(A) P/O (prob) 16.04.1935 [37207]
P/O 16.04.1936
F/O 16.11.1937
(A) F/Lt. 16.11.1938-23.07.1939
F/Lt. 16.11.1939
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1940
Sq.Ldr. 01.06.1942
(T) W/Cdr. 01.03.1942
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 21.11.1941 ?
Education: Bristol Grammar School.
16.04.1935     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
16.04.1935 - 06.05.1935 RAF Depot, Uxbridge
 07.05.1935 - 03.03.1936 No. 2 Flying Training School RAF (Digby)
 04.03.1936 - 06.01.1937 38 (Bomber) Squadron RAF (Mildenhall)
07.01.1937     staff, Air Observers' School RAF (North Coates, Fitties)
      57 Squadron RAF
16.03.1942 - 27.07.1942 Commanding Officer, 57 Squadron RAF (based at RAF Foltwell, Norfolk)
[his Wellington III bomber [X3653 DX-] took off 15.30 hrs at Foltwell in an attempt to use the cloud cover to reach Bremen, but crashed]
Petrie,
Kenneth
K. Petrie (Photo courtesy of Mr Roger Harvey)
Son of ... Petrie, and ... Bellard.
(12?).1914
Rochdale district, Greater Manchester / Lancashire
-
15.06.1944
(MPK) [age 29]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 200]
(A) P/O (prob) 21.12.1936 [39336]
P/O 12.10.1937
F/O ?
F/Lt. 03.09.1940
(A) W/Cdr. ?
21.12.1936     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
16.01.1937     No. 8 Flying Training School (Montrose)
12.10.1940     transferred to reserve (and called up for air force service)
? - 22.05.1944 172 Squadron RAF (Chivenor)
23.05.1944 - 15.06.1944 Commanding Officer, 172 Squadron RAF (Chivenor)
[Flying Wellington Mk. IV “S”, HF 446. Airborne 22:10 hrs. W/C K Petrie and crew took off on an anti-U-boat patrol. At 02.45 hours aircraft sent “Have radar contact in position 47.25N, 04.40W” [= northern part of the Bay of Biscay, off the coast between Brest and St Nazaire]. No further signals and aircraft failed to return to base. Crew missing, presumed to be killed.]
Pett,
Eric Graham
E.G. Pett
Son of Jesse and Daisy Pett, of St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex.
1921 ?
-
01.05.1943
[age 22]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 119]
P/O
01.02.1940 [42357]
Sq.Ldr.
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
?
?
?
-
01.05.1943
254 Squadron RAF
Phillips,
Alan Meyrick Kerr
"Mickey"
A.M.K. Phillips (Photo couresy of Mrs Jessica J. Carter, née Phillips)
Eldest son of Lt.Col. Alan Andrew Phillips, CIE, associated with Indian State Railways, and Lucy Osborn, of Lahore, India & Seascale, Cumberland, later of Canonbie, Dumfriesshire.
Married (21.09.1946, Parish Church, Laverstock, Salisbury) Janet Kathleen Lockyer, youngest daughter of Capt. Edmund Lawrence Braithwaite Lockyer, RN, and Kathleen Mary Hamilton, of Bradworthy, North Devon & Fleetwood, Lancashire; two sons, one daughter.
21.10.1916
Punjab, India
-
13.05.1974
Javea, Spain
P/O 01.08.1936 [33275]
F/O 01.02.1938
(A) F/Lt. ?-02.09.1939
F/Lt. 01.02.1940
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.09.1942, seniority 01.12.1941
Sq.Ldr. ?, seniority 01.12.1941
(T) W/Cdr. 01.07.1945-01.11.1947
W/Cdr. 01.07.1953 (retd 21.10.1971)
Education: Wellington College (1930.3-1934.2; Lynedoch House; House Prefect; Cadet Pair, Shooting VIII 1932-34 (Capt. 1933-34)); RAF College, Cranwell (1934-1936; Prize Cadet; Cross Country Running Team).
01.08.1936     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
01.08.1936     17 (Fighter) Squadron RAF (Kenley)
      pilot with Bomber Command (completing thirty-nine missions)
(06.1942)     88 Squadron RAF
1943 - 1944 Commanding Officer, 98 (Bomber) Squadron RAF
1952 - 1953 Air Attaché, Pakistan
Government official.
Published
: (under the name Mickey Phillips) Blood rare, coward (1963) (UK title: Meat); Lay them straight (1964); Knock on the door (1966); Pick up sticks (1968); A good fat hen (1968).
Phillips,
Richard David
R.D. Phillips
Son (with seven sisters and three brothers) of Richard Phillips (1878-1957), and Elizabeth Morris (1878-1933).
Married (17.12.1939) Olwen May Williams (11.01.1913 - 04.1992), daughter (with one brother) of John Ingram Williams (1879-1952), and Margaret Anne Williams (1877-1952); three daughters.
18.01.1911
Pontypridd district, Glamorgan
-
17.09.1998
Cardiganshire South district, Dyfed, Wales
(T) Wt.Offr. ? [561870]
P/O (prob) 05.08.1943 [53843]
(WS) F/O 05.02.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 05.08.1945
F/O 01.01.1947, seniority 05.08.1945
13.04.1948, seniority 05.08.1944
F/Lt. 05.02.1947
13.04.1948, seniority 05.02.1948
Sq.Ldr. 01.01.1956 (retd 18.01.1961)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 09.06.1949 HM's birthday 49
05.08.1943     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
01.01.1947     extended service commission, RAF (Aircraft Control Branch)
20.12.1948     permanent commission
Pickard,
Percy Charles
P.C. Pickard P.C. Pickard
P.C. Pickard P.C. Pickard
P.C. Pickard 
Son of Percy and Jenny Pickard.
Married (1939) Dorothy, daughter of Col. Hodgkin, DSO, Irish Guards; one son.
Residenve (1944): Highlands, Southern Rhodesia.

16.05.1915
Handsworth, Sheffield, Yorkshire
-
18.02.1944
(KIA)
[St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, France, 3.B.13]
P/O
01.1937 [39392]
...
...
(WS) W/Cdr.
06.11.1943
(A) Gp.Capt.
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
07.03.1941
311 Sqn
Distinguished Service Order DSO
26.05.1942
51 Sqn
Distinguished Service Order DSO
26.03.1943
161 Sqn
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
30.07.1940
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
17.03.1941
?

Czechoslovak Military Cross of 1939 (15.07.1941)

Education: Framlingham College
01.1937


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)



served in Bomber Command



ADC to Air Marshal Baldwin



returned to BomberCommand at outbreak of war



since served in six night bomber squadrons (DFC, DSO, and two bars)
?
-
18.02.1944
Commander, 140 Wing RAF
Pigott,
Owen Rupert
O.R. Pigott
Son of Francis William Pigott (1858-1918), land agent to the Earl of Clonmel, and Sarah Mildred Gailey (1869-1909).
28.06.1900
Bishopscourt, Co. Kildare, Ireland
-
16.10.1965
The Old House, Wokingham, Berkshire
P/O (prob) 09.12.1922 [17117]
P/O 09.06.1923
F/O 09.07.1924
F/Lt. 12.12.1928
Sq.Ldr. 01.02.1937 (retd 04.09.1946; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
(T) W/Cdr. 01.03.1940
Education: qualified at a specialist course in engineering.
09.12.1922     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
01.01.1924     7 Squadron RAF (Bircham Newton)
07.08.1925     Boys' Wing, Cranwell
14.01.1926     No. 2 Flying Training School RAF(Digby)
18.09.1926     Home Aircraft Depot RAF, Henlow
28.09.1928     RAF Depot, Egypt
16.05.1931     HQ RAF, Trans-Jordan and Palestine (Jerusalem)
16.03.1936     DDRM, Department of AMRD, Air Ministry
24.04.1940     transferred, RAF (Technical Branch)
Pike,
[Sir] Thomas Geoffrey
T.G. Pike
Youngest of three sons of late Capt. Sidney Royston Pike, RA, and Sarah Elizabeth Huddleston.
Married (1930) Kathleen Althea, the daughter of Major Herbert Elwell; one son, two daughters.

29.06.1906
Lewisham, London
-
01.06.1983
Princess Mary's RAF Hospital, Halton
P/O
16.12.1925
...
...
Sq.Ldr.
01.02.1937
(A) W.Cdr.
04.01.1940
(T) W/Cdr.
01.03.1940
W/Cdr.
14.04.1942, seniority 01.01.1940
(A) Gp.Capt.
29.09.1941
(T) Gp.Capt.
01.03.1942
(WS) Gp.Capt.
21.08.1944
Gp.Capt.
01.01.1946
(A) A/Cdre.
21.02.1944
(T) A/Cdre.
01.01.1946
...
...
Marshal of the RAF
06.04.1962 (retd 01.03.1967)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
01.01.1961
New Year 61
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
09.06.1955
HM's birthday 55
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1946
HM's birthday 46
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

CBE

08.06.1944
?
Distinguished Flying Cross

DFC

13.05.1941
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
30.05.1941
?
Mention in Despatches MID
02.06.1943
?
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
16.10.1945
?
Education: Bedford School; RAF College, Cranwell; psa



qualified at a specialist course in engineering
...
-
...
...
09.1939
-
02.1941
Air Staff, Directorate of Organisation
04.02.1941


Commanding Officer, 219 Squadron RAF (Tangmere)
29.09.1941


Air Staff - Night Fighters, HQ No 11 Group RAF
02.02.1942


Commanding Officer, RAF North Weald
05.08.1942
-
05.1943
Staff Officer Air Plans, HQ No 11 Group
16.05.1943


Commanding Officer, No 1 Mobile Operations Room Unit
21.02.1944


Senior Air Staff Officer, HQ Desert Air Force
23.06.1945


Commandant, Officers' Advanced Training School
07.1945


Commandant, No 1 Officers' Adavanced Training School (RAF Digby from 13 Sep 1945)
...
-
...
...
Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Essex, 07.02.1973-08.12.1981.
Literature: Richard Pike, Beaufighter ace : the night fighter career of Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Sir Thomas Pike, GCB, CBE, DFC (2005)
Pilkington,
Geoffrey Langton
G.L. Pilkington
23.11.1885
Prescot, Lancashire
-
08.01.1972
Midhurst district, Sussex
Sq.Ldr. AAF 26.08.1939
       
Pimlott,
John Austin
J.A. Pimlott
Son of William Pimlott, and Hilda Eugenie R. Leighton-Bailey.
Married ((09?).1938, Oxford district, Oxfordshire) Margaret C.J. Masterman-Wood; ... children (one daughter?).
(06?).1913
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
(A) P/O (prob) 08.03.1937 [39563]
P/O 21.12.1937
F/O 21.09.1939
F/Lt. 21.09.1940
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1941
08.03.1937     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
20.03.1937     No. 5 Flying Training School RAF (Sealand)
21.12.1942     transferred to reserve (and called up for air force duties)
Went to South Africa to help train the South African Air Force.
Polglase,
Patrick Julyan
P.J. Polglase (Photo courtesy of Mr Patrick Polglase)
Son (with three brothers and three sisters) of George Francis Julyan Polglase (1868-1946), and Lavinia Susan Cottrill Downing (1879-1954), of Perran-ar-worthal, Truro, Cornwall.
Brother of Maj. George Anthony Polglase, Royal Signals, and Maj. Edward Basil Julyan Polglase, General List.
(06?).1909
Falmouth district, Cornwall
-
04.04.1941
(KIA) [age 32]
[St Renan Churchyard, Finstere, France, NW plot, row 2, grave 6]
P/O (prob) 12.09.1930 [29146]
P/O 12.09.1931
F/O 12.03.1932
F/Lt. 12.03.1936
Sq.Ldr. 01.10.1938
(T) W/Cdr. 01.12.1940
Mention in Despatches MID ? ?
Education: St Peter's College, Radley (1922.3-1925.2).
12.09.1930     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
12.09.1930     RAF Depot Uxbridge
27.09.1930     No. 5 Flying Training School RAF (Sealand)
08.09.1931     43 Squadron RAF (Tangmere)
13.05.1934     RAF College (Cranwell)
12.09.1935     permanent commission
01.06.1937     No. 23 (Training) Group RAF (Grantham)
? - 04.04.1941 Commanding Officer, 106 Squadron RAF
[Hampden I AD738 (ZN-) took off 19:00 hrs from Coningsby for an attack on Brest. Was shot down by flak at St Renan, 11 km NW of Brest. Complete crew of four was killed.]
Portal,
Sir Charles Frederick Algernon;
1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, cr. 1946;
1st Baron, cr. 1945

C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal
Eldest son (with four brothers) of the second marriage of Edward Robert Portal, JP, DL (1854-1953), country gentleman and former barrister, and Ellinor Kate Hill (1866-1946), of Sulham, Pangbourne.
Brother of Adm. Sir Reginald Henry Portal, RN.
Married (22.07.1919) Joan Margaret Welby (1899-1996), youngest daughter of a leading Norfolk landowner, Sir Charles Glynne Earle Welby, fifth baronet, CB, and of Lady Welby, a sister of the marquess of Bristol; one son (died at birth), two daughters.

21.05.1893
Eddington House, near Hungerford, Berkshire
-
22.04.1971
West Ashling House, Chichester, Sussex
... ...
(A) Air Marshal 01.07.1940
(T) Air Chief Marshal 25.10.1940
Air Chief Marshal 14.04.1942, seniority 26.05.1940
Marshal of the RAF 01.06.1944

KG 1946; GCB 1942 (KCB 1940; CB 1939); OM 1946; DSO 1917; MC

Education: Winchester College (1906-1912); Christ Church, Oxford.
... - ... ...
01.02.1939 - 04.1940 Air Member for Personnel, Air Council
02.04.1940 - 10.1940 Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Bomber Command
25.10.1940 - 1945 Chief of the Air Staff
C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal
C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal C.F.A. Portal
Povey,
Charles Francis
C.F. Povey (Photo courtesy of Mrs Diana Davies)
?
-
F/Sgt. ? [363001]
(A) P/O (prob) 31.12.1941, seniority 20.10.1941 [47624]
31.12.1941     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch) [emergency commission]
Powell,
David Evan Frank
D.E.F. Powell
Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of W/Cdr. Frank James Bickley Powell, MBE, RAF (1885-1959), and Susanne Burns.
Brother of Lt. Brian L. Powell, Indian Army, Maj. Peter L. Powell, RAOC, and Flight Offr. Brenda M. Powell, WAAF.
(03?).1921
Winchester district, Hampshire
-
10.04.1941
(KIA) [age 20]
[Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 16.F.6]
(A) P/O (prob) 23.10.1939 [42880]
P/O (prob) 20.04.1940
P/O 14.08.1940
23.10.1939     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
? - 10.04.1941 pilot, 50 Squadron RAF
[
killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD828 VN-,  taken off from Lindholme, which was shot down by a night fighter (Oberfeldwebel Herzog of 3./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1) on a raid to Düsseldorf; crashed at Ulestraten (Schietcoven) at 23:32 hrs.]
Powell,
Frank James Bickley
F.J.B. Powell
Son of Frank and Rosamond Powell.
Married ((12?).1915, Fulham district, London) Susanne Burns; three sons (Lt. Brian L. Powell, Indian Army, Maj. Peter L. Powell, RAOC, and P/O David E.F. Powell, RAF), two daughters  (Flight Offr. Brenda M. Powell, WAAF).
03.11.1885
Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire
-
(09?).1959
Aylesbury district, Buckinghamshire
A/Sgt.Maj. (1916)
2nd Lt. 01.04.1918 [10137]
Lt. 16.05.1918
F/O (1920)
F/Lt. 01.07.1924 (retd 03.11.1932)
F/Lt. AuxAF 01.02.1933
Hon. Sq.Ldr. RAFO 05.09.1938-10.05.1939
Hon. W/Cdr. RAFO 11.05.1939-12.09.1939
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.06.1940
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 02.08.1942 (reverted to retd 22.05.1945; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
(T) W/Cdr. 01.06.1942
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) (pre-1936) MBE 03.06.1919 ?
      served in the ranks, Royal Flying Corps
16.11.1916     for service with Royal Flying Corps
06.03.1917     Equipment Officer, 3rd Class, War Office (temporary appointment)
17.06.1920     permanent commission, RAF (Stores Branch)
03.11.1932 - ? Reserve of Air Force Officers (RAFO)
01.02.1933 - 05.12.1934 Civilian Stores Officer, 600 (City of London) (Fighter) Squadron AuxAF
05.12.1934 - 05.09.1938 Civilian Stores Officer, 605 (County of Warwick) (Bomber) Squadron AuxAF
12.09.1939 - 22.05.1945 recalled for duty with RAF (Equipment Branch)
Powell,
Kenneth James
K.J. Powell
08.04.1916
Bridgend, Wales
-
12.1988
Madremanya, Spain
(A) P/O (prob)
23.03.1936 [37689]
P/O
27.01.1937
(A) F/O
20.05.1938
F/O
27.10.1938
F/Lt.
03.09.1940
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1941
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
17.01.1943
Sq.Ldr.
25.02.1947, seniority 01.06.1944
(A) W/Cdr.
?
(T) W/Cdr.
01.07.1945, seniority 01.07.1944 (till 01.11.1947)
W/Cdr.
01.07.1950 (retd 09.04.1957; own request)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
13.06.1970
HM's birthday 70: for services to British interests in Germany
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
20.03.1945
gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations *
* This officer, on his second tour of operational duty has participated in very many sorties, involving attacks on a wide range of enemy targets. He has at all times displayed a high degree of skill and, throughout a meritorious operational career, his devotion to duty has been unfailing. His example of courage and determination in pressing home his attacks against heavily defended targets has been most commendable.
23.03.1936


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
(1941/42)


62 Squadron RAF (Singapore)
27.01.1942


transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for air force service)
(1945)


180 Squadron RAF
28.02.1946


extended service commission
16.11.1948


permanent commission
Powell,
Robin Peter Reginald
R.P.R. Powell R.P.R. Powell
R.P.R. Powell  
30.09.1916
-
28.01.1970
F/Cadet
?
P/O
01.08.1936 [33278]
F/O
01.02.1938
F/Lt.
01.02.1940
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.03.1941
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
17.04.1942
Sq.Ldr.
20.11.1942, seniority 01.03.1941
(A) W/Cdr.
17.01.1942
(T) W/Cdr.
01.06.1942-01.11.1947
(WS) W/Cdr.
04.10.1945-01.11.1947
W/Cdr.
01.01.1949
Gp.Capt.
01.07.1958 (retd 06.11.1963; medical unfitness for Air force service)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
31.05.1940
*
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
24.07.1942
**
* This officer has displayed outstanding leadership and gallantry. In May, 1940, his flight, although greatly outnumbered, destroyed some six enemy aircraft and the next day a further four were destroyed. In these engagements Flight Lieutenant Powell personally brought down at least one of the enemy aircraft on the first day and two on the second day.
** Wing Commander Powell is an excellent leader. His ability and skill have inspired his pilots with confidence and set a high standard of operational efficiency. He has completed many sorties during which he has destroyed 1 and probably destroyed a further 2 enemy aircraft.
Education: RAF College, Cranwell (09.1934-08.1936)
01.08.1936


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
10.08.1936
-
05.1941
pilot (later also Flight Commander), 111 Squadron RAF (Northolt) (Battle of Britain)
14.05.1941
-
01.1942
Commanding Officer, 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF (Kirton-in-Lindsey)
17.01.1942
-
06.1942
Wing Leader, Hornchurch Wing (wounded; did not return to Wing)
 
 
 
later served in Tunisia



air ace with 7 destroyed, 2 shared destroyed, 1 unconfirmed destroyed, 3 probables and 4 damaged
Powell-Shedden,
George [Shedden] ffolliott
"Geoff" / "Fo-Fo"

G.S. ff Powell-Shedden G.S. ff Powell-Shedden
Son of Lt.Col. Richmond ffolliott Powell (1880-?), and Alice Katherine Beatrix Shedden.
Brother of Lt.Col. Atherton George ffolliott Powell, The Royal Welch Fusiliers.
Assumed surname of Powell-Shedden by deed poll of 09.08.1938.
Twice married; one son, one daughter.

obituary
01.04.1916
Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire
-
31.10.1994
London
Flight Cadet
?
P/O
19.12.1936 [33277]
F/O
19.06.1938
(A) F/Lt.
02.03.1939-19.04.1939, 18.05.1939-...
F/Lt.
19.06.1940
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.09.1941
Sq.Ldr.
20.11.1942, seniority 01.09.1941
(T) W/Cdr.
01.07.1943
(WS) W/Cdr.
23.08.1945
W/Cdr.
01.07.1947, seniority 01.10.1946
(A) Gp.Capt.
1945?
Gp.Capt.
01.01.1954 (retd 20.03.1961)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
27.04.1945
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
12.12.1941
*
* This officer has been engaged on operations almost since the war began. He served with a fighter squadron in the Middle East theatre of war until June, 1940, when he returned to this country and took part in the Battle of Britain. In July, 1941, Squadron Leader Powell Shedden was posted to Malta where he formed the night flying unit which has since performed sterling work in the night defence of Malta. By his great and energetic organising ability, together with his courage and initiative in the air, Squadron Leader Powell Shedden has contributed materially to the successes obtained. He has destroyed at least 5 enemy aircraft 3 of which were destroyed by him during the Battle of Britain.
Education: Wellington College; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, transferring to RAF College, Cranwell
19.12.1936


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
1937


47 Squadron RAF (Khartoum)
1939


33 Squadron RAF (Palestine)
06.1940

(09.1940) 
Flight Commander, 242 Squadron RAF (Battle of Britain)



Flight Commander, 258 Squadron RAF
04.1941


Commanding Officer, 615 (County of Surrey) Squadron RAuxAF (Malta)
01.1944
-
1944
96 Squadron RAF
1944


Commanding Officer, 29 Squadron RAF
01.12.1952
-
01.08.1954
Commanding Officer, RAF Jever (Germany)
1954
-
1957
operational staff, Naples
1958
-
1961
Air Ministry
Joined stock exchange & farmed in Buckinghamshire.
Powle,
John Henry
J.H. Powle
?
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1936
      qualified at a specialist course in engineering; additionally qualified at university course in engineering
Powley,
Francis Sidney
"Frank" / "Logger"
F.S. Powley (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank Powley)
Son of Wilton Reginald and Ellen Frances Gwladys Powley, of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
1915
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
-
04.04.1945
(KIA) [age 29]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 264]
(A) P/O (prob)
15.03.1937 [39601]
P/O
04.01.1938
F/O
?
F/Lt.
03.09.1940
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1941
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
15.04.1944
(A) W/Cdr.
01.1944
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
18.01.1944
21 operational sorties *
Air Force Cross AFC
01.01.1942
India **
* Completed many successful operations against the enemy in which he has displayed high skill, fortitude and devotion to duty.
Since the award of the Air Force Cross for the work he has carried out in training pilots, Squadron Leader Powley has taken part in 21 sorties [see next column] against all kinds of targets in enemy territory. The great determination he has displayed has invariably enabled his crew to overcome all the difficulties of enemy opposition and adverse weather, enabling them always to reach and attack their target. His courage and skill as captain of aircraft have proved a source of inspiration to the Flight he commands, and contributed greatly to the success achieved by other crews in the squadron. His conduct under all circumstances well merits the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross. To this, the Officer Commanding RAF Station Kirmington adds (17 November 1943): Throughout his operational tour Squadron Leader Powley has displayed outstanding qualities of courage in the face of the enemy, zeal in the performance of his duties and leadership. Included in this officer's operational tour are three faultless attacks on the nights of the 24th, 27th and 29th July 1943, over Hamburg. Not content with this, however, Squadron Leader Powley by way of diversion elected to attack that most heavily defended of all targets in Germany -Essen on the night of the 25th July 1943.  This effort typified the tremendous energy and courageous determination of this officer whom I strongly recommend for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross.
** This officer has shown commendable keenness and energy during the past year whilt employed at the F.T.S. [Flying Training School ?]. As an instructor there he has flown 625 hours. He has also been responsible for armament training and has set an excellent example to the numerous pupils that have passed through his hands.
Education: Kelowna
15.03.1937
 
 
first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
1937
-
02.1943
six-year tour of duty in British India with 27 Squadron RAF at Kohat and No 1 Service Flying Training School RAF in Ambala
06.1943


Flight Commander, "B" Flight, 166 Squadron RAF (Kirmington) (finally completed over 30 operations in Lancaster aircraft)



transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers
08.1944
-
04.04.1945
Commanding Officer, 153 Squadron RAF (Scampton)
[taken off from Scampton at 19.03 hrs in his Lancaster I [RA544 P4-U] for a "Gardening" operation, being lost without trace; most probably shot down over the Kattegat off Denmark by Major Werner Husemann of I./Nachtjagdgeschwader 3]
Flown operational sorties till Nov 1943:
13.07.1943
24.07.1943
25.07.1943
27.07.1943
29.07.1943
12.08.1943
15.08.1943
02.09.1943
05.09.1943
08.09.1943
18.09.1943
23.09.1943
29.09.1943
01.10.1943
03.10.1943
07.10.1943
08.10.1943
22.10.1943
03.11.1943
12.11.1943
18.11.1943
Aachen
Hamburg
Essen
Hamburg
Hamburg
"Gardening" (air dropping of sea mines)
"Gardening"
"Gardening"
"Gardening"
Boulogne
"Gardening"
Mannheim
Bochum
Hagen
Kassel
Stuttgart
Hannover
Kassel
Düsseldorf
Modane
Berlin
Pratt,
Charles Valancy John *
"Boy"
C.V.J. Pratt
Elder son of Maj. Percy George Pratt, RFA, and Eva Kelsall Pratt, of Seafield, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Irish Republic.
Married ((12?).1938, Westminster district, London) Dorothy H. Jean Cumming, of Hampstead, London, elder daughter of Lt.Cdr. J.C. Cumming, DSC, RNR, and Mrs Cumming, of Broomfield, Ardleigh, Colchester, late of Chittagong, India.
* Middle name spelled as Vallancey on family grave.
06.09.1908
Co. Wicklow, Ireland
-
14/15.12.1942
(MPK)
[Alamein Memorial, column 247]
[remembered at family plot in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Harold’s Cross, Dublin, and at war memorials St. Columba’s College, Rathfarnham & St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny]
P/O 28.07.1928 [26063]
F/O 28.01.1930
F/Lt. 01.06.1934
Sq.Ldr. 01.06.1938
(T) W/Cdr. 01.12.1940
Distinguished Service Order DSO 17.04.1945 with effect from 15.12.1943 [posthumously]
Education: St Columba's College, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin; RAF Cadet College, Cranwell.
28.07.1928     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [permanent commission]
28.07.1928     RAF Base Gosport
08.01.1929     36 Squadron RAF (Donibristle)
06.07.1932     Air Armamament School RAF (Eastchurch)
28.02.1934     HQ No. 22 Group RAF (South Farnborough)
14.07.1936     HQ No. 2 (Bomber) Group RAF(Abingdon)
? - 15.12.1942 38 Squadron RAF
Prickman,
Thomas Bain
T.B. Prickman
10.09.1902
-
02.1992
Eastbourne, Sussex
Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1936
       
Primrose,
William Harold
W.H. Primrose
see: www.rafweb.org
29.01.1884
-
15.06.1957
(T) A/Cdre. (retd)
?
...
-
...
...
1939


Commanding Officer, RAF Bircham Newton
1941


Air Officer Commanding, AHQ Iceland
1942


Air Officer Commanding, No ? Group, Coastal Command ?
05.1943


Air Officer Commanding, No 38 Wing
07.12.1943


Air Officer Commanding, RAF in Northern Ireland
Pringle,
Herbert John
H.J. Pringle
10.09.1908
Axminster, Devon
-
11.2001
Oxfordshire
Fl. Cadet
?
P/O
28.07.1928 [26064]
F/O
28.01.1930
F/Lt.
01.04.1934
Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1937
(T) W/Cdr.
01.09.1940
(T) Gp.Capt.
01.09.1942
Gp.Capt.
01.07.1947 (retd 28.09.1957)
- ICD
1970
Independence Commemorative Decoration
Air Force Cross AFC
> 12.1937
< 09.1940
?
Education: RAF Cadet College, Cranwell
28.07.1928


first commission, RAF - General Duties Branch
1937
-
1940
Chief Flying Instructor, RAF Upavon



RAF Acklington
Prior,
Edgar Ley
E.L. Prior (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jane Bradshaw) E.L. Prior (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jane Bradshaw)
E.L. Prior (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jane Bradshaw)
Married ...; two daughters, three sons.
02.02.1915
Holborn district, London
-
15.06.1976
Salisbury, Rhodesia
F/Sgt. ? [516392]
(A) P/O (prob) 12.02.1944 [55512]
(WS) F/O 12.08.1944 (reld 07.04.1945)
(A) P/O (prob) 07.04.1945
P/O (prob) 02.06.1945
(WS) F/O 02.12.1945 (reld 13.06.1947; retaining the rank of F/Lt.)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Afr St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Rhodesia General Service Medal Rhod GSM - -
12.02.1944     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
07.04.1945     commissioned, RAF (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
Proud,
Harold John Granville Ellis
H.J.G.E. Proud
(09?).1906
Aysgarth, Yorkshire
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1937
Education: psa



qualified at a specialist armament course; additionally qualified at an advanced armament course
Pulford,
Conway Walter Heath
C.W.H. Pulford
26.01.1892
Agra, India
-
10.03.1942
Chubia Island
Air Vice Marshal
1939

CB 1941; OBE 1919; AFC

...
-
...
...
06.03.1941
-
12.02.1942
Air Officer Commanding, Far East
[reported missing 12.02.1942; died of malaria & exhaustion a month later after his aircraft had crashed on a deserted island]
Purser,
Charles William George
C.W.G. Purser
1915 ?
-
(06?).1967 ?
Redbridge district, London ?
Wt.Offr. ? [1183022]
P/O (prob) 22.05.1942, seniority 23.02.1942 [121698]
(WS) F/O (prob) 22.11.1942
(A) F/Lt. 1945?
39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp Africa 42-43
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1945 New Year 45
22.05.1942     commissioned, Royal Air Force Regiment [emergency commission]
      served special duties & Coastal Command
       


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