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DSO recipients

DSO recipients
Author: Ross_McNeill
Time Stamp:
12:05:38 Friday, June 29, 2001
Post:
Please reply to:

Hugh A. Halliday

Hughhall.A T.attcanada.ca

DSO recipients

Wed Jun 27 03:37:47 2001

Some weeks ago I asked if anyone was doing work on DSO awards comparable to previous works on the DFC (Carter) and DFM (Tavender). I was told "No", so decided to see what I might accomplish. Having gone some distance, I appeal to readers of this site for information on the following people. In most instances I have found no citation (and do not expect people out there to have one) and have not idetified the unit (this is where you folk are most likely to be able to help). The numbers are dates (i.e. 400220 = 20 February 1940); the award is that of a DSO except where otherside noted. Information gathered will be shared as widely and quickly as possible.

HALLINGS-POTT, John Robert, SL 400220

PEARCE, Frederick Laurence, WC 400220

EMBRY, Basil Edward, WC 400430 (Bar to DSO)

WATTS, Joseph John, WC 400709

YORKE, David Christopher, FL 400723

BANDON, Earl of, WC 400730 I have citation, need unit

EMBRY, Basil Edward, WC 400820 2nd Bar to DSO (need unit)

PITCAIRN-HILL, James Anderson, FL 400827

SHEEN, Walter Charles, WC 400913

SINCLAIR, Laurence Frank, WC 400913

KYDD, Charles John French, SL 400924

GYLL-MURRAY, JECGE, WC 401022

LE MESURIER, Eric Clive, FL 410307

OGILVIE, Patrick Bruce Bine, SL 410411 I have citation, need unit

BURTON, Harry, FL 410729

WATTS, Philip Harold, FL 410926

TREACY, Wilfred Patrick Francis, SL 420312 I have citation, need unit

WILLETTS, Alfred Henry, GC 420403 I have citation, need unit

McKEE, Andrew, GC 420626 I have citation, need unit

BERESFORD, Tristram B de la Poer, WC 420728 Have citation, need unit

HILL, Anthony Eustace, SL 420804 Have citation, need unit

WHITLEY, Eric William, GC 420918 Have citation, need unit.

CONSTANTINE, Hugh Alex, GC 420922 Have citation, need unit

COLE, Adrian Trevor, AC 421002

PEVELER, Donald, WC 430108 Have citation, need unit.

FENTON, Harold Arthur, GC 430216 Have citation, need unit.

HORGAN, Thomas Michael, WC 430216 Have citation, need unit.

SINCLAIR, Laurence Frank, GC 430216 Have citation, need unit.

CARTER, Guy Lord, GC 430219 Have citation, need unit.

GILROY, George Kempy, SL 430302

WELLS, William George, WC 430312 Have citation, need unit.

BALL, Alfred Henry Wynne, SL 430319 Have citation, need unit.

WALKER, Brian Reginald, WC, RAAF 430413

HUBBARD, Arthur Leonard George, WC 430420 Have citation, need unit.

OLSON, Edward George, GC, RNZAF 430420 Have citation, seek unit.

ATKINSON, Richard Ashley, SL 430423

CUNLIFFE-LISTER, Philip Ingram, FL 430611 Have citation, seek unit.

GEDDES, Andrew Thomas Wray, GC 430611 Have citation, seek unit.

PEVELER, Donald, WC 430611 Bar to DSO, have citation, seek unit

WHITLEY, John Ren, GC 430709 Have citation, seek unit.

WRAY, Arthur Mostyn, AC 430820 Have citation, seek unit

EVANS, George Howard David, WC 431001 Have citation, seek unit.

BLUCKE, Richard Stewart, GC 431005 Have citation, seek unit.

VERNON, David, SL, RAAF 431019

DRING, Walter, WC 441027 Have citation, need unit

WALLIS, Charles Brian Barry, WC 420324 Have citaion, need unit (Burma action)

CROSS, Kenneth Brian Boyd, GC 420213 Have citation, need unit (Libya action)

ROSIER, Frederick Ernest, WC 420213 Have citation, need unit (Libya)

WARBURTON, Adrian, FL 420320 Have citation, need unit (Malta)

SATCHELL, William Arthur John, WC 421006 Have ciation, need unit (Malta)

DONALDSON, Arthur Hay, WC 421103 Have ciation, seek unit (Malta)

THOMPSON, John Marlowe, WC, 430514 Have citation, seek unit (Malta).

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RE: DSO recipients
Author: Ross_McNeill
Time Stamp:
12:10:35 Friday, June 29, 2001
Post:
Please reply to:

Chris Pointon

chris.A T.lichfield.plus.com

DSO Recipients

Wed Jun 27 16:38:48 2001

From Hugh's listing the following died during the War - they may have won the DSO at a Sqdn/Unit prior to their death. Readers may be able to add some details.

32152 Wg/Cdr Watts J.J. Pilot 144 Sqdn 13-06-40 CWG UK

33201 S/Ldr Pitcairn-Hill J.A Pilot 83 Sqdn 18-09-40 CWG France

37505 S/Ldr Kydd C.J.H 207 Sqdn 13-06-41 CWG UK

37883 W/Cdr Le Mesurier E.C Not Known 23/12/43 CWG UK

Gp/Cpt Ogilvie P.B.B 11/12/44 Runnymede

37617 S/Ldr Treacy W.P.F 242 Sqdn 20/04/41 He was a fighter Pilot shot down in July 40 but escaped after capture with Wg/Cdr Embry as detailed below. CWG France

72992 S/Ldr Hill A.E 543 Sqdn 12/11/42 CWG France

G/Cpt Carter G.L Balkans 18/07/44 CWG Italy

70030 S/Ldr Atkinson R.A 235 Sqdn 13/12/44 Runnymede

104424 W/Cdr Dring W.C 13/01/45 CWG N'Lands

37236 W/Cdr Wallis C.B.B. 60 Sqdn 24/07/42 CWG Calcutta

41035 Wg/Cdr Warburton A 12/04/44 Runnymede

Wg/Cdr Embry B. became an Air Chief Marshal. He won his DSO whilst CO of 107 Sqdn Wattisham with its Blenheims. Shot down in July 1940 at Maastricht but escaped after capture.

I find it difficult to write about this man

NZ1008 Air/Commodore Olsen E.G. Pilot. Joined the RAF in 1926 and from April/July 42 CO of 75 (RNZAF) Sqdn and later RAF Oakington. Awarded DSO in April 43 whilst at Oakington with 7 Sqdn and its Stirlings. Repatriated to NZ in March 45 and died in hospital in May 45. 4000 hours/Ops not known

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RE: DSO recipients - Progress Report
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
22:05:28 Friday, August 31, 2001
Post:
Just by way of an update (if anyone is interested), I have come some distance with the project, which is actually going on two tracks - one First World War, one 1920 onwards. The former is almost complete insofar as names - about 260 in all (there are many where I have no citations) with questions in a few cases as to whether a DSO was won before or after a person's transfer from army to RFC duties.

The 1920 and onwards list has reached October 1944 and includes some 780 entries. Again, there are many were I have no citations, but I shall not energetically seek these missing citations or recommendations until the listing by names is complete to 1947 (which I believe was the last year DSOs were gazetted for Second World War achievements).

There were about 1,200 DSOs (including Bars) awarded to Commonwealth Air Force personnel plus an unknown (but obviously smaller) number of DSOs to Fleet Air Arm personnel and British Army personnel engaged in air work. I am currently waiting for a book on FAA awards (although experience teaches me that FAA awards will be accompanied by minimal citations), and I will welcome guidance on how to find citations or recommendations on the Army air-related DSOs.

Post-Second World War awards of DSO ? Not to be contemplated until the Second World War portion is more complete. Meanwhile, the data (unfinished as it is) will be available to RAF Commands visitors seeking help (if I can give it).


RE: DSO recipients - Help Wanted
Author: Hugh A. Halliday (Guest)
Time Stamp:
23:43:26 Monday, April 9, 2001
Post:
Does anyone have easy access to the London Gazette ? My usual source is missing the supplement for the issue dated 30 March 1945 reporting air awards. If anyone has such access, I seek to know the names - ranks - service numbers - units of all DSO recipients reported, and whether or not a citation accompanied the official announcement.


RE: DSO recipients - 61, 107 and 109 Squadrons ?
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
12:03:43 Friday, November 9, 2001
Post:
As I pick away at the DSO list I have two more questions respecting identity of units.

W/C John Woodroffe was awarded the DSO as per London Gazette dated 16 February 1945. His unit is not identified. However, he had received a Bar to the DFC, 13 October 1944, for services with No.61 Squadron. Is there an expert on No.61 Squadron who can tell me with any certainty whether or not W/C Woodroffe had remained with that squadron into December 1944 ?

S/L Ernest Ryan Benson was awarded the DSO as per London Gazette dated 13 February 1945. The Gazette identified his unit as No.107 Squadron. However, Nick and Carol Carter in their book on DFCs state that his Bar to DFC (14 November 1944) had been with No.109 Squadron. Experts on Nos.107 and 109 Squadrons, did the Gazette have an error ? or had Benson moved from No.109 to No.107 ?



RE: DSO recipients - MORE QUESTIONS
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
16:36:37 Sunday, September 30, 2001
Post:
G/C Robert Norman Bateson was awarded a Bar to the DSO on 22 June 1945 (citation below). The LONDON GAZETTE does not identify the Wing he was leading. Can someone provide that piece of information ? Also, has a biography of Bateson been published which I might include in the entry ? Failing a full-length biography, would anyone suggest magazine articles that might be included in a bibliographic note in his entry ?

Since being awarded the Distinguished Service Order this officer has completed very many sorties and the successes attained are a splendid tribute to his exceptional skill, great courage and unfailing devotion to duty. In March 1945, Group Captain Bateson led a large formation of aircraft in an attack on the headquarters of the German Gestapo in Copenhagen. The operation called for the highest standard of skill as the target was small and well defended. Nevertheless, the attack was pressed home with a determination and accuracy which ensured success. In April 1945, this officer led his squadrons in an attack against a similar target at Odense. In spite of opposition from the ground defences the attack was vigorously and accurately pressed home. By his brilliant leadership, Group Captain Bateson played an important part in the success of these notable sorties.


RE: DSO recipients - SAAF
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
16:39:20 Sunday, September 30, 2001
Post:
Any experts on the South African Air Force (or people who have copies of the official SAAF histories) ? I seek to identify the units associated with the following awards:

KRUMMECK, Geoffrey Courtney, Lieutenant-Colonel (102645V, South African Air Force) - unit ? - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 26 June 1945. // This officer has a splendid operational record, having participated in a very large number of sorties during which a wide range of enemy targets have been attacked. Throughout, he has displayed unfailing devotion to duty, coupled with a high degree of skill and courage. In March 1945, he led a formation of aircraft against an ammunition dump near Margherita. The operation was well executed and caused much destruction amongst a cleverly camouflaged target. In April 1945, this officer took part in an attack against a locomotive with twelve coaches. In spite of strong opposing fire the attack was pressed home relentlessly. The target was set on fire. By his skilful leadership, Lieutenant-Colonel Krummeck contributed materially to the successes obtained.

MOODIE, Derrick Dunbar, Lieutenant-Colonel, DFC (102683, South African Air Force) - unit ? - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 20 April 1945. No citation in that publication. Following text from Flight, 21 June 1945. // This officer has given extremely gallant and distinguished service in close support operations. On March 7th, 1945, he led a formation of aircraft to attack an important target, consisting of a building in close proximity to forward elements of our ground forces and situated in rugged and broken terrain. Despite heavy anti-aircraft opposition, the attack was perfectly timed and pressed home with exceptional success. The target was effectively bombed, six hits being observed. This instance is only one of several outstanding missions led by Lieutenant-Colonel Moodie. On several occasions he has led similar sorties with excellent results. He is at present engaged on his third tour of operations and has destroyed at least one enemy aircraft and damaged others.


RE: DSO recipients - MORE QUESTIONS
Author: Jim Robinson (Guest)
Time Stamp:
20:24:45 Sunday, September 30, 2001
Post:
Hugh,

I don't know if a biography of Bateson has been written. There is a detailed article about the "Shell House" raid in the August 2001, (no 113) edition of "After the Battle" magazine. The Wing concerned was 140 and comprised Mosquito elements from 21, 464, & 487 Sqdns, escorted by Mustangs from 64 & 126.

Jim


RE: DSO recipients - GREGORY
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
20:53:40 Sunday, September 30, 2001
Post:
Thank you, Jim - now another query for the folk who haunt this page, viz,

GREGORY, William James, S/L, DFC, DFM (115577, Royal Air Force) - unit ? - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 17 July 1945. No citation in that publication; following text from Flight, 9 August 1945.

Since being recommended for a Bar to the Distinguished Flying Cross, this officer has taken part in many operational missions over enemy territory, in the course of which he participated in the destruction of eight enemy aircraft. Whilst supporting an attack on Cologne his aircraft was damaged by enemy fighters, the port engine being set on fire. By his skill as a navigator, Squadron Leader Gregory enabled his pilot to avoid the persistent attacks of the enemy aircraft and assisted him during the return flight. On another occasion he and his pilot engaged two enemy fighters in a combat which lasted 25 minutes, destroying one of the enemy. In May 1944, Squadron Leader Gregory assisted his pilot to destroy a Focke Wulf 190 while returning from a sortie against Aalborg. Shortly afterwards the aircraft was severely damaged by a Messerschmitt 109. With their petrol draining rapidly from the damaged tanks, they attempted flying the aircraft back to base, but were forced down on the North Sea and rescued after 50 minutes by a naval vessel. For the past seven months this officer has fulfilled the duties of Station Navigation Officer, in which capacity his experience and advice have been most valuable.

My question concerns his unit. The sortie involving the FW.190 followed by ditching was clearly an incident on 12 May 1944 with W/C J.R.D. Braham as his pilot; the aircraft belonged to No.107 Squadron. However, I gather that Braham was, at that time, "borrowing" aircraft and navigators from several units, so there is no certainty (in my mind) that Gregory was on strength of No.107 Squadron or another unit. Can anyone throw more light on this, please ?


RE: DSO - Help Wanted - Archer, E.L.
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
11:32:31 Tuesday, July 10, 2001
Post:
I have the following entry:

ARCHER, Ernest Leonard, W/C, AFC (78735, Royal Air Force) - No.664 Squadron - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 17 August 1945. No citation in London Gazette; following text from Flight, 20 September 1945.

"Wing Commander Archer is now on his third tour of operations. He has taken part in airborne operations into Sicily, Italy, Normandy, Arnhem and the Rhine crossing. His exceptional ability and determination in the face of difficulties have enabled him to complete many difficult missions successfully. More recently this officer has been in command of his squadron and, in that capacity, he has displayed great organizing ability and, both in the air and on the ground, set an inspiring example to the other members of his squadron."

Problem: The unit given (No.664 Squadron) is clearly wrong, for No.664 was a Canadian AOP outfit, commanded by Army Majors (as was usual with AOP squadrons). The citation seems to fit a transport or glider-towing unit. Can anyone match the man with the correct squadron ?


RE: DSO - Yeo-Thomas
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
22:12:30 Friday, August 10, 2001
Post:
In researching DSO awards I realize I have no listing for W/C Yeo-Thomas (a.k.a. "The White Rabbit"). Does anyone know if his awards included the DSO ?


RE: G/C John Grandy
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
11:15:41 Saturday, October 13, 2001
Post:
G/C John Grandy awarded DSO, 19 October 1945 for work in command of a transport wing in Far East; can anyone identify the formation involved ?


RE: Progress to 11 Oct 2001
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
10:55:44 Saturday, November 10, 2001
Post:
Thanks to Chris Pointon the matter of Gregory has been clarified. I have since found that Archer's unit was No.644 Squadron (not 664) and that Yeo-Thomas ("The White Rabbit") had a GC and MC but no DSO.

I have hit a snag with respect to postwar DSOs in that the LONDON GAZETTE (or at least those copies held by the National Library of Canada) are unindexed after 1982.

Does anyone have in their possession a set of the excellent SAAF histories that were produced in the 1960s ?


RE: Progress to 20 October (1)
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
01:41:18 Sunday, October 21, 2001
Post:
As of today, not counting First World War or FAA awards, I have identified 1,217 DSO awards (including Bars). Subtract 26 as interwar awards, 17 as awards 1948-1972 and 13 to British Army Air Corps and that leaves me with 1,162 awards to British and Commonwealth air forces personnel for Second World War services. HOWEVER, according to P.E. Abbott and J.M.A. Tamplin (BRITISH GALLANTRY AWARDS), I should have 1,172. However, some of their numbers seem at variance with my best research (according to them I should have 74 RCAF awards when I have 76, and I should have 72 RAAF awards when I have 73. Disturbing is their statement that I should have 34 SAAF awards (I have only 33). They credit the RNZAF with 47 DSO awards; the best I can arrive at is 44. They indicate the award of one DSO and two Bars to the DSO to Royal Indian Air Force personnel; the official history of the Indian Air Force identifies only one recipient of a DSO, although other research brings one DSO to an RAF officer serving in the RIAF and another DSO to a RNZAF officer serving in the RIAF (no Bars).

What follows (over several messages) is the list of 1,217 DSO air recipients, 1920-1972, including the interwar, postwar and Army Air corps personnel. I have tried to indicate where a citation is absent and when a unit is not identified. DSO = DSO, but DSO* = Bar to DSO and DSO** = 2nd Bar to DSO.

Be warned - the list will run over several messages !



RE: Progress to 20 October (2)
Author: Hugh A. Halliday (Guest)
Time Stamp:
01:45:55 Sunday, October 21, 2001
Post:
ABBOTT, Ernest Ronald, FL - 411024 - cit ? - 50 Sqn - DSO

AFFLECK, John Robert, FO - 440307 - cit - 161 Sqn - DSO

AHERN, Lance Neville, SL, RAAF - 441010 - cit - 112 Sqn - DSO

AITKEN, Max, WC - 420814 - cit - 68 Sqn - DSO

ALABASTER, Robert Clifford, WC - 431130 - cit - 97 Sqn - DSO

ALABASTER, Robert Clifford, WC - 450615 - cit - 608 Sqn - DSO*

ALLAN, John Watson, SL - 430817 - cit - 256 Sqn - DSO

ALLAN, William, SL - 450921 - cit - 10 Sqn - DSO

ALLEN, Robert Swinton, WC - 410902 * 102 Sqn - DSO

ALLEN, Trevor Windsor, FL, RNZAF - 450323 - cit - 192 Sqn - DSO

ALLPORT, Donald Kenneth, SL - 431102 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO

ALLSEBROOK, Ralph Althesie P, FL - 430709 - cit - 49 Sqn - DSO

ALMOND, Henry, SL - 450427 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

ALTMANN, Reginald Otto, WC - 451106 - cit - 31 Sqn - DSO

ANDERSON, Alan Ford, WC - 430205 - cit - 268 Sqn - DSO

ANDERSON, Alan Ford, GC - 450427 - cit - unit ? - DSO*

ANDERSON, John Alan, FL, RCAF - 450206 - cit - 419 Sqn RCAF - DSO

ANDERSON, Walter F, FL - 200401 - cit - 47 Sqn - DSO

ANKERS, Burton, WC - 380816 - cit ? - 3 Wing - DSO

ANNAN, Robert Hutchison, SL - 431228 - cit - 115 Sqn - DSO

APPLETON, Charles Henry, WC - 410805 - cit - 604 Sqn - DSO

ARCHER, Ernest Leonard, WC - 450817 - cit - 644 Sqn - DSO

ARTHUR, Wilfred Stanley, SL, RAAF - 430525 - cit ? - 75 Sqn RAAF - DSO

ASHWORTH, Arthur, SL - 420821 - cit - 75 Sqn RNZAF - DSO

ATCHERLEY, Davis Francis William, GC - 440714 - cit - * Fairwood C - DSO

ATKINSON, Leslie Vero Everest, WC - 410815 - cit - 82 Sqn - DSO

ATKINSON, Richard Ashley, SL - 430423 - cit ? - 20 Sqn RAAF - DSO

ATTWATER, Mervyn Richard, SL - 441017 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

AVANT, Alan Frederick, WC, RCAF - 441128 - cit - 427 Sqn RCAF - DSO

BACHE, Mmaurice George, FL, RAAF - 450323 - cit - 467 Sqn RAAF - DSO

BADER, Douglas Robert Stewart, SL - 401001 - cit - 242 Sqn - DSO

BADER, Douglas Robert Stewart, WC - 410715 - cit - * Tangmere - DSO*

BAGNALL, Douglas Rivers, WC - 431102 - cit - 40 Sqn - DSO

BAIGENT, Cyril Henry, WC, RNZAF - 450717 - cit - 75 Sqn RNZAF - DSO

BAILEY, Reginald Edward, WC - 430924 - cit - 466 Sqn - DSO

BAKER, Eric Melville, Major, SAAF - 440407 - cit - 5 Sqn SAAF - DSO

BAKER, Ernest Reginald, WC - 441121 - cit - 20 Wing HQ - DSO

BAKER, John, SL - 440609 - cit - 405 Sqn RCAF - DSO

BAKER, Rayner, WC - 450424 - cit - 97 Sqn - DSO

BAKER, Sidney, SL - 440107 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

BAKER, Sidney, WC - 450501 - cit - 635 Sqn - DSO

BALDWIN, Eric, FL - 440922 - cit - 139 Sqn - DSO

BALDWIN, John Robert, SL - 440310 - cit - 198 Sqn - DSO

BALDWIN, John Robert, WC - 441229 - cit - 146 Wing - DSO*

BALL, Alfred Henry Wynne, SL - 430319 - cit- unit ? - DSO

BALME, David Mowbray, SL - 440107 - cit - 207 Sqn - DSO

BALMFORTH, Thomas, WC - 450417 - cit- unit ? - DSO

BANDON, Earl of, WC - 400730 - cit - 82 Sqn - DSO

BANKER, Richard Remer, FL - 411223 - cit - 50 Sqn - DSO

BANNOCK, Russell, WC, RCAF - 450817 - cit - 406 Sqn RCAF - DSO

BARLING, John William, FL - 450608 - cit - 224 Sqn - DSO

BARNETT, Thomas Chadwick, SL - 441114 - cit - 150 Sqn - DSO

BARRELL, Robert George, WC - 430611 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

BARRETT, John Francis Tufnell, WC - 390328 - cit - 8 Sqn - DSO*

BARRETT, John Francis Tufnell, FL - 380403 - cit- unit ? - DSO

BARRON, James Fraser, FL, RNZAF - 430305 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

BARRON, James Fraser, WC, RNZAF - 440616 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO*

BARTLETT, Leonard Harold, SL - 440303 - cit - 253 Sqn - DSO

BARY, Ronald Edward, WC - 460212 - cit- unit ? - DSO

BATESON, Robert Norman, WC - 440418 - cit - 613 Sqn - DSO

BATESON, Robert Norman, GC - 450622 - cit - 140 Wing - DSO*

BAUDOUX, Everett Large, SL - 430420 - cit - 233 Sqn - DSO

BAVEYSTOCK, Leslie Harold, FL - 441013 - cit - 201 Sqn - DSO

BAXTER, George, SL - 450427 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

BAZIN, James Michael, WC - 450921 - cit - 9 Sqn - DSO

BEALL, Hugo Russell MacDougall, WC - 450529 - cit - 356 Sqn - DSO

BEAMISH, Francis Victor, WC - 400723 - cit - North Weald - DSO

BEAMISH, Francis Victor, GC - 410902 - cit - North Weald - DSO*

BEAMONT, Roland Prosper, SL - 430525 - cit - 609 Sqn - DSO

BEAMONT, Roland Prosper, WC - 440725 - cit - 150 Wing - DSO*

BEARE, Philip Robert, WC - 420525 - cit - 70 Sqn - DSO*

BEARE, Philip Robert, SL - 411024 - cit ? - 104 Sqn - DSO

BEATON, Donald, FO - 441103 - cit - 514 Sqn - DSO

BEAUCHAMP, Kennet Henry Penrith, SL - 420731 - cit - 207 Sqn - DSO

BEAUCHAMP, Kenneth Henry Penrith, WC - 451026 - cit - 157 Sqn - DSO*

BELFORD, Angus Cheswell, FO, RAAF - 450703 - cit - 463 Sqn RAAF - DSO

BENNETT, Donald Clifford Tyndell, WC - 420619 - cit - 10 Sqn - DSO

BENNETT, Gordon, SL, RCAF - 440714 - cit - 405 Sqn RCAF - DSO

BENSON, Ernest Ryan, SL - 450213 - cit - 107 Sqn - DSO

BENSON, James Gillies, WC - 450313 - cit - 157 Sqn - DSO

BERESFORD, Tristram B de la Poer, WC - 420728 - cit - unit ? - DSO

BERLANDINA, John Lawrence Hillel, WC - 450717 - cit - unit ? - DSO

BERRIDGE, Horace William, FL - 450817 - cit - 125 Sqn - DSO

BERRY, Ronald, WC - 430601 - cit - 322 Wing - DSO

BEURLING, George Frederick, PO - 421103 - cit - 249 Sqn - DSO

BICKNELL, Nigel, SL - 450102 - cit - unit ? - DSO

BINGHAM-HALL, Thomas Leigh, WC - 441117 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

BINTLEY, Sydney Bruce, WC - 421229 - cit - 102 Sqn - DSO

BIRD, Frank Ronald, WC - 450216 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

BIRD-WILSON, Harold Arthur Cooper, WC - 450109 - cit - Harrowbeer Wg - DSO

BIRKIN, James Michael, WC - 441003 - cit - 571 Sqn - DSO

BLACK, George Joseph, SL - 440825 - cit - 250 Sqn - DSO

BLACKADDER, Wm Francis, FL - 400611 - cit - 607 Sqn - DSO

BLACKBURN, James, WC - 431001 - cit - 148 Sqn - DSO

BLACKBURN, James, WC - 441208 - cit - 159 Sqn - DSO

BLACKWELL, Richard Adrian, LCol, SAAF - 450223 - cit - 24 Sqn SAAF - DSO

BLAIR, Thomas Widdowfield, SL - 430727 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

BLAKE, Minden Vaughan, WC - 420814 - cit - * Portreath Wing - DSO

BLAND, Eric Arthur, FL - 431203 - cit - 86 Sqn - DSO

BLESSING, William Walker, SL, RAAF - 430618 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

BLOMFIELD, Peter Stanley, SL - 450713 - cit - 260 Sqn - DSO

BLUCKE, Richard Stewart, GC - 431005 - cit - * Ludford Magna - DSO

BLUMER, Garry Munroe, FL, RAAF - 450427 - cit - 450 Sqn RAAF - DSO

BLYTH, Richard Lionel Cyril, SL - 440505 - cit - 544 Sqn - DSO

BOAST, Jack Robert, WC, RAAF - 710716 - cit ? - Vietnam - DSO

BODIEN, Henry Erskine, SL - 440905 - cit - 21 Sqn - DSO

BOLTON, John Derek, WC - 451026 - cit - 162 Sqn - DSO

BOSMAN, Andrew Christian, LCol, SAAF - 441114 - cit - 7 Wing SAAF - DSO

BOSTOCK, William Dowling, AVM, RAAF - 480316 - cit ? - Borneo - DSO

BOTHA, Bernhorst Hermanus, FL - 440926 - cit - 50 Sqn - DSO

BOTTOMLEY, Norman H, GC - 371221 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

BOUCH, Alan Douglas, SL, RAAF - 460305 - cit ? - 3 AAC Sqn RAAF - DSO

BOWER, Leslie William Clement, GC - 450622 - cit - unit ? - DSO

BOWMAN, Nathan, SL - 450323 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

BOXER, Alan Hunter Cachemaille, WC - 450323 - cit - 161 Sqn - DSO

BOYD, Adrian Hope, WC - 411202 - cit - 501 Sqn - DSO

BOYD, Archibald Douglas McNeill, WC - 440303 - cit - 219 Sqn - DSO

BOYD, Robert Findlay, WC - 420410 - cit - * Kenley - DSO

BOYLAN, Thomas Henry, SL - 420414 - cit - 106 Sqn - DSO

BRADLEY, Charles Frank, SL - 450109 - cit - 127 Sqn - DSO

BRADLEY, Terence Patrick A, SL - 410902 - cit ? - 35 Sqn - DSO

BRAHAM, John Randall Daniel, SL - 421009 - cit - 29 Sqn - DSO

BRAHAM, John Randall Daniel, WC - 430924 - cit - 141 Sqn - DSO*

BRAHAM, John Randall Daniel, WC - 440613 - cit - 2 Group - DSO**

BRANDON, Lewis, SL - 450313 - cit - 157 Sqn - DSO

BRASS, Donald Morrell, WC - 450320 - cit - 612 Sqn - DSO

BREAKSPEAR, Harold Frederick, SL - 440829 - cit - 100 Sqn ? - DSO

BRIGGS, John Maurice Winnington, FL - 450323 - cit - unit ? - DSO

BRILL, William Lloyd, SL, RAAF - 440519 - cit - 463 Sqn RAAF - DSO

BRISBANE, Guy Maxwell, FL - 440922 - cit - 10 Sqn - DSO

BROADHURST, Harry, GC - 411219 - cit - * Hornchurch - DSO*

BROADHURST, Harry, GC - 410704 - cit - * Hornchurch - DSO

BROADLEY, John Alan, FL - 431019 - cit - 161 Sqn - DSO

BRODIE, William Craig, SL - 441117 - cit - 692 Sqn - DSO

BRODRICK, Alan Ronan, FO - 441003 - cit - 2 Sqn - DSO

BROOKER, Richard Edgar Peter, WC - 441201 - cit - 123 Wing - DSO

BROOKER, Richard Edgar Peter, WC - 460212 - cit - 122 Wing - DSO*

BROOKES, Wilfred Deakin, GC, RAAF - 451019 - cit ? - 78 Wing RAAF - DSO

BROOKS, Walter Thomas, WC - 441020 - cit - 635 Sqn - DSO

BROOM, Ivor Gordon, WC - 451026 - cit - 163 Sqn - DSO

BROTHERS, Peter Malam, WC - 441103 - cit - * Culmhead Wing - DSO

BROTHERTON-RATCLIFFE, John, SL - 440825 - cit - 148 Sqn - DSO

BROWN, Alan Coatsworth, WC - 421204 - cit - 407 Sqn - DSO

BROWN, David, FL - 451026 - cit - 101 Sqn - DSO

BROWN, Harold Adrian, SL - 450102 - cit - 578 Sqn - DSO

BROWN, James Hardie, SL - 440908 - cit - 6 Sqn - DSO

BROWN-BARTROLLE, Albert James, FL (Hon) - 450817 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

BROWNE, Robert Abraham, FL - 451019 - cit - 267 Sqn - DSO

BUCHANAN, John Kenneth, WC - 430129 - cit - 272 Sqn - DSO

BUCKHAM, Bruce Alexander, FL, RAAF - 450323 - cit - 463 Sqn - DSO

BUCKLAND, Arthur Thomas, SL - 450921 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

BUDDEN, Harry, SL - 410902 - cit ? - 104 Sqn - DSO

BUFTON, Harry Emlyn, GC - 440505 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

BULLOCH, Terence Malcolm, SL - 430112 - cit - 120 Sqn - DSO*

BULLOCH, Terence Malcolm, SL - 421211 - cit - 120 Sqn - DSO

BUNCH, Douglas Campbell, FL - 450921 - cit - 157 Sqn - DSO

BUNKER, Richard Henry, SL - 441121 - cit - 620 Sqn - DSO

BURBRIDGE, Bransome Arthur, SL - 450313 - cit - 85 Sqn - DSO*

BURBRIDGE, Bransome Arthur, SL - 450102 - cit - 85 Sqn - DSO

BURGESS, Rbt Christopher W, 2/Lt, SAAF - 441021 - cit - 31 Sqn SAAF - DSO

BURNE, Thomas Roper, FL - 450529 - cit - 41 Sqn - DSO

BURNELL, Harold Hamlyn, WC - 450921 - cit - 223 Sqn - DSO

BURNETT, Patrick, WC - 431022 - cit - 9 Sqn - DSO

BURNETT, Wilfred Jasper, WC - 450323 - cit - 138 Sqn - DSO

BURNS, Kenneth Halstead, WC - 430924 - cit - 97 Sqn - DSO

BURNSIDE, Dudley Henderson, GC - 451026 - cit - 195 Sqn - DSO

BURT, John Bernard, SL - 450717 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

BURTON, Alec Herbert, SL - 440926 - cit - 90 Sqn - DSO

BURTON, Harry, FL - 410729 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

BURTON, Howard Frizelle, WC - 430406 - cit - 239 Wing - DSO

BURTON-GYLES, Peter Robert, FL - 420213 - cit - 44 Sqn - DSO

BUTLER, George Alexander, SL - 450720 - cit - 11 Sqn - DSO

BUTTON, John Chester, WC - 450724 - cit - 123 Wing - DSO

CALDER, Charles Cranston, WC - 440613 - cit - 158 Sqn - DSO

CALDER, Charles Cranston, WC - 450605 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO*

CALDOW, William Fleming, SL - 450921 - cit - 550 Sqn - DSO

CALDWELL, Clive Robertson, WC, RAAF - 431019 - cit ? - 1 Wing RAAF - DSO

CAMERON, Neil, SL - 451002 - cit - 258 Sqn - DSO

CAMPBELL, Colin Francis, SL - 440107 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

CAMPLING, Eric Frank Knowles, SL - 430727 - cit - 460 Sqn RAAF - DSO

CAMPLING, Richard Davis, SL - 440505 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

CAPEL, Arthur John, SL - 251120 - cit - unit ? - DSO

CARRINGTON, Asygell Johnstone, FL - 451026 - cit - 225 Sqn - DSO

CARTER, Alfred Copsey, WC - 410902 - cit ? - 150 Sqn - DSO

CARTER, Guy Lord, GC - 430219 - cit - unit ? - DSO

CARTER, Ronald Hartley, WC - 401224 - cit ? - 240 Sqn - DSO

CARTRIDGE, David Leslie, WC - 450323 - cit - 254 Sqn - DSO

CARVER, Gerald de Lucie, FL - 431210 - cit - 78 Sqn - DSO

CASEMENT, Peter Reginald, SL - 421229 - cit - 61 Sqn - DSO

CASTAGNOLA, James, FO - 451026 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO

CATHERINE, Edward Noel, Capt, SAAF - 441229 - cit - 142 Sqn - DSO

CATTON, Edward Gilbert, LCol, SAAF - 450821 - cit - 9 Sqn SAAF - DSO

CHADBURN, Lloyd Vernon, WC, RCAF - 430907 - cit - * Digby - DSO

CHADBURN, Lloyd Vernon, WC, RCAF - 440114 - cit - * Digby - DSO*

CHANDLER, Frederick William Winslow, SL - 450413 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

CHANNER, Peter James, WC - 441024 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

CHANNON, Terrence Martin, SL - 431130 - cit - 69 Sqn - DSO

CHAPLIN, John Hugh, WC - 420630 - cit - 38 Sqn - DSO

CHAPMAN, Cecil George William, WC, RCAF - 440711 - cit - 162 Sqn RCAF - DSO

CHARLES, Edward Francis John, WC - 431029 - cit - * Portwreath - DSO

CHATTEN, Clifford Stanley, FL - 440616 - cit - 97 Sqn - DSO

CHECKETTS, John Milne, SL, RNZAF - 431203 - cit - 485 Sqn RNZAF - DSO

CHEEK, Richard Leslie, FO - 431123 - cit - 40 Sqn - DSO

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard, PO - 401206 - cit - 102 Sqn - DSO

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard, WC - 430420 - cit - 76 Sqn - DSO*

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard, WC - 440418 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO**

CHIDGEY, Edward John, SL - 440714 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO

CHILTON, Peter Livingstone, WC - 450615 - cit - 149 Sqn - DSO

CHISHOLM, Roderick Aeneas, WC - 440114 - cit - FIU - DSO

CHRISTIE, Ralph MacLaren, FL, RCAF - 420619 - cit - 407 Sqn - DSO

CHRISTIE, William Temple, FL - 430115 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

CHURCHER, Ronald George, SL - 450413 - cit - 627 Sqn - DSO

CHURCHILL, Jack, FO - 450323 - cit - 357 Sqn - DSO

CHURCHILL, Walter Myers, FL - 400531 - cit - 3 Sqn - DSO

CLARK, Herbert Ashton, WC - 430525 - cit - 70 Sqn - DSO

CLAYTON, Bernard William, FL - 440926 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO

CLAYTON, Peter Frederick, SL - 450323 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

CLAYTON, Sydney, FL - 430423 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

CLEAVER, Richard Frank Wharton, FO - 411029 - cit - 295 Sqn - DSO

CLEGG, Charles Gordon, SL - 440822 - cit - 159 Sqn - DSO

CLELAND, William John, FL - 450717 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

CLIFF, William Hedley, SL - 420324 - cit - 42 Sqn - DSO

CLOUSTON, Arthur Edmond, WC - 440414 - cit - 224 Sqn - DSO

CLYDE-SMITH, Denis, SL - 430209 - cit - 9 Sqn - DSO

COBB, Henry James, FL - 450727 - cit - 524 Sqn - DSO

COBBE, Ronald Clarke, WC - 450323 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

COCHRANE, Alfred Wm Gordon, SL, RNZAF - 450102 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

COCKERILL, Albert John, PO, RAAF - 450126 - cit - 462 Sqn RAAF - DSO

COGILL, John Charles, FL - 450921 - cit - 192 Sqn - DSO

COLDWELL, Philip Robert, FL - 430924 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

COLE, Adrian Trevor, AC, RAAF - 421002 - cit ? - * * - DSO

COLEMAN, Francis H, SL - 280323 - cit ? - 30 Sqn - DSO

COLES, William Edward, WC - 450202 - cit - 233 Sqn - DSO

COLLARD, Richard Charles Marler, WC - 430316 - cit - 12 Sqn - DSO

COLLER, John Harold, SL - 441205 - cit - 10 Sqn - DSO

COLLIER, John David Drought, WC - 421106 - cit - 97 Sqn - DSO

COLLINGS, Raymond William, GC - 440505 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

COLLINS, Ernest Edward, FL - 411121 - cit ? - 50 Sqn - DSO

COLLINS, Francis Timothy, FL - 421110 - cit - 462 Sqn - DSO

CONSTABLE-MAXWELL, Michael Hugh, WC - 440922 - cit - 604 Sqn - DSO

CONSTANTINE, Hugh Alex, GC - 420922 - cit - unit ? - DSO

COOK, Reginald James, FL - 450921 - cit - 608 Sqn - DSO

COOKE, John Kemp Michael, SL - 430514 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

COOPER, Henry Bradfield, FL - 450921 - cit - 192 Sqn - DSO

COULSON, Stafford Pulleine, GC - 451026 - cit - 582 Sqn - DSO

COUSENS, Alan George Seymour, WC - 421106 - cit - 115 Sqn - DSO

COWAN, Michael George, WC, RAAF - 451026 - cit - 460 Sqn RAAF - DSO

COX, Arthur, FO - 450803 - cit - 463 Sqn RAAF - DSO

COX, Graham James, FL - 441010 - cit - 92 Sqn - DSO

COX, Reginald William, WC - 441110 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

COX, Terence Anthony, WC - 450720 - cit - 180 Sqn - DSO

COY, Peter Lionel Howard, WC, RAAF - 711221 - cit ? - Vietnam - DSO

CRACKNELL, Douglas Aubrey, WC - 450216 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO

CRAIG, Allan John Laird, SL - 441024 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

CRANSWICK, Alec Panton, FL - 430727 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO

CRAWFORD-COMPTON, William Vernon, WC - 430924 - cit - Hornchurch - DSO

CRAWFORD-COMPTON, William Vernon, WC - 450126 - cit - 145 Wing - DSO*

CRESWELL, Edmund Keith, SL - 430727 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO

CRESWELL, Edmund Keith, SL - 440929 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO*

CREW, Edward Dixon, WC - 440926 - cit - 96 Sqn - DSO

CREW, Edward Dixon, SL - 500310 - cit ? - Malaya - DSO*

CRIBB, Peter Henry, WC - 430112 - cit ? - 35 Sqn - DSO

CRIBB, Peter Henry, GC - 450323 - cit - 582 Sqn - DSO*

CROMBIE, Charles Arbuthnot, FO, RAAF - 430219 - cit - 176 Sqn - DSO

CROOKS, Leslie, WC - 430528 - cit - 426 Sqn RCAF - DSO

CROSS, Kenneth Brian Boyd, GC - 420213 - cit - Libya - DSO

CROSS, Philip Louis Ulric, FL - 450102 - cit - 139 Sqn - DSO

CROSSLEY, Michael Nicholson, SL - 400830 - cit - 32 Sqn - DSO

CROW, Arthur Maurice, FL - 450109 - cit - 544 Sqn - DSO

CROWLEY-MILLING, Dennis, WC - 431224 - cit - 121 Wing - DSO

CULLIFORD, Stanley George, FL, RNZAF - 441017 - cit - 267 Sqn - DSO

CULPIN, Bernard Walter, SL - 440829 - cit - 405 Sqn RCAF - DSO

CUNDALL, Henry John, GC - 441128 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

CUNDY, Peter John, SL - 430723 - cit - 224 Sqn - DSO

CUNLIFFE-LISTER, Philip Ingram, FL - 430611 - cit - unit ? - DSO

CUNNINGHAM, John, SL - 410429 - cit - 604 Sqn - DSO

CUNNINGHAM, John, WC - 420724 - cit - 604 Sqn - DSO*

CUNNINGHAM, John, WC - 440303 - cit - 85 Sqn - DSO**

CURRANT, Christopher Frederick, SL - 420707 - cit - 501 Sqn - DSO

CURRY, George William, WC - 450227 - cit - 627 Sqn - DSO*

CURRY, George William, WC - 441017 - cit - 627 Sqn - DSO

CURTIS, Ronald Edgar, SL - 450717 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

CURTIS, Russell Edward, FL, RCAF - 441103 - cit - 428 Sqn - DSO

CUTHILL, John, FL - 450717 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO


RE: Progress to 20 October (3)
Author: Hugh A. Halliday (Guest)
Time Stamp:
01:49:51 Sunday, October 21, 2001
Post:

DALE, Robert Gordon, FL, RCAF - 441024 - cit - 1409 Flight - DSO

DALE, William Arthur Charles, WC, RAAF - 440613 - cit ? - 62 Works Wing - DSO

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas Frederick, WC - 430525 - cit - * Ibsley Wing - DSO

DANE, Henry, FL, Malaya Vol AF - 461001 - cit ? - * Far East - DSO

DANIEL, Stephen Walter, SL - 450821 - cit - 115 Sqn - DSO

DANIELS, Sidney Patrick, SL - 430312 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

DANIELS, Sidney Patrick, WC - 440929 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO*

DARLEY, Horace Stanley, SL - 401022 - cit - 609 Sqn - DSO

DART, Adrian Peter, SL - 421229 - cit - 419 Sqn - DSO

DARWEN, John, GC - 431130 - cit - 239 Wing - DSO

DAUNCEY, Michael Donald Keen, Lt, Army AC - 450927 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

DAVENPORT, Jack Napier, WC, RAAF - 440609 - cit - 455 Sqn RAAF - DSO

DAVEY, Arthur John, FO - 431001 - cit - 502 Sqn - DSO

DAVIES, David Cyril, FL - 450717 - cit - 139 Sqn - DSO

DAVIES, George Geoffrey, FL - 410808 - cit - 102 Sqn - DSO

DAVIES, Henry John, SL - 431130 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

DAVIS, Anthony Norman, SL - 450724 - cit - 16 Sqn - DSO

DAVIS, Peter Brian Newsom, WC - 440926 - cit - 299 Sqn - DSO

DAVISON, William Ken, WC - 451026 - cit - 85 Sqn - DSO

DAVOUD, Paul Yettvart, GC, RCAF - 440317 - cit - 418 Sqn RCAF - DSO

DAVY, Frederick Gordon, SL - 450717 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

DAWSON, Walter Lloyd, AVM - 481029 - cit ? - * Palestine - DSO

DAY, Harry Melville Arbuthnot, GC - 451228 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

DAY, Joseph Grahame, SL - 440204 - cit - 49 Sqn - DSO

DAYMOND, Bruce Cunynghame, WC, RAAF - 450323 - cit - 240 Sqn - DSO

DE MESTRE, Peter Morrice, SL - 420526 - cit - 49 Sqn - DSO

DE VIGNE, Leo Charles Evan, FL - 450227 - cit - 627 Sqn - DSO

DE WESSELOW, Charles Peter Crauford, SL - 450420 - cit - 635 Sqn - DSO

DEACON, Edward William, WC - 431022 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO

DEALL, John Howard, WC - 450914 - cit - 146 Wing - DSO

DEAN, Donald Frederick Edgar Charles, WC - 440107 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO

DEANE, Laurence Charles, GC - 440926 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

DEAS, William Inglis, WC - 440926 - cit - unit ? - DSO

DECK, Arthur Graham, SL - 450713 - cit - 143 Sqn - DSO

DEERE, Alan Christopher, WC - 430604 - cit - * Biggin Hill - DSO

DENNANT, James Edward, WC - 450323 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

DENNIS, David Foster, FL - 430518 - cit - 21 Sqn - DSO

DENNIS, John Mervyn, SL - 440616 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

DENOMY, Bernard Charles, FO, RCAF - 440728 - cit - 162 Sqn RCAF - DSO

DEWAR, John Scatliff, SL - 400531 - cit - 87 sqn - DSO

DINSDALE, John Swire, WC, RNZAF - 440707 - cit - 489 Sqn RNZAF - DSO

DIXON, William Michael, SL - 430420 - cit - 76 Sqn - DSO

DOBSON, Peter, WC - 450501 - cit - 158 Sqn - DSO

DODD, Frank Leslie, FL - 440908 - cit - 544 Sqn - DSO

DODSON, Clive, FL - 451026 - cit - 582 Sqn - DSO

DOE, Robert Francis Thomas, SL - 451002 - cit - 10 Sqn RIAF - DSO

DOLEMAN, Robert Daniel, SL - 450921 - cit - 157 Sqn - DSO

DONALDSON, Arthur Hay, WC - 421103 - cit - * Malta - DSO

DONALDSON, David William, SL - 430514 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

DONALDSON, David William, WC - 450717 - cit - 192 Sqn - DSO*

DONALDSON, Edward Mortlock, SL - 400531 - cit - 151 Sqn - DSO

DONALDSON, John Wm, SL - 400507 - cit - 263 Sqn - DSO

DONALDSON, Oliver Russell, GC - 430611 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

DONKIN, Peter Langlon, GC - 440222 - cit - unit ? - DSO

DOREHILL, Patrick Arthur, FL - 440714 - cit - 44 Sqn - DSO

DOUBLEDAY, Arthur William, WC, RAAF - 440829 - cit - 61 Sqn - DSO

DOUGLASS, Allyn Clive, SL, RAAF - 440125 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

DOW, James Richard, SL, RCAF - 450216 - cit - 635 Sqn - DSO

DOYLE, Jack Carlisle, SL, RAAF - 450821 - cit ? - 450 Sqn - DSO

DRAKE, Billy, SL - 421204 - cit - 112 Sqn - DSO

DREDGE, Alan Sydney, SL - 441205 - cit - 3 Sqn - DSO

DRING, Walter, WC - 441017 - cit - 123 Wing - DSO

DRYSDALE, James Kenneth M, FL - 400723 - cit - 2 Sqn - DSO

DUDER, Derek Harvey, SL - 431102 - cit - 77 Sqn - DSO

DUIGAN, Brian Lawless, SL - 430709 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

DUKE, Neville Frederick, FL - 430409 - cit - 92 Sqn - DSO

DUKE-WOOLLEY, Raymond Myles B, WC - 430108 - cit - * Debden - DSO

DUNCAN-SMITH, Wilfred George G, SL - 420911 - cit - 64 Sqn - DSO

DUNCAN-SMITH, Wilfred George Gerald, GC - 450320 - cit - 324 Wing - DSO*

DUNDAS, Hugh Spencer Lisle, WC - 440303 - cit - * DAF HQ - DSO

DUNDAS, Hugh Spencer Lisle, GC - 450320 - cit - 244 Wing - DSO*

DUNK, John Hubert, SL - 431130 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

DUNLOP, David Alexander, SL - 440505 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

DUNNICLIFFE, Charles McKenzie, WC - 440714 - cit - 582 Sqn - DSO

DUNSTAN, Robert Christian, PO, RAAF - 431207 - cit - 460 Sqn RAAF - DSO

DUTTON, Roy Gilbert, WC - 450608 - cit - 512 Sqn - DSO

EATON, Brian Alexander, SL, RAAF - 440407 - cit - 3 Sqn RAAF - DSO

EATON, Brian Alexander, GC, RAAF - 450612 - cit - unit ? - DSO*

EDDY, William Edward Montague, FL - 440616 - cit - 103 Sqn - DSO

EDMONDSON, Charles Edward, SL, RAAF - 450821 - cit ? - 249 Sqn - DSO

EDWARDS, Hughie Idwal, WC - 430108 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

EDWARDS, John Trevor, FL - 451026 - cit - 12 Sqn - DSO

EDWARDS, Ralph, FL - 440829 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

ELIOT, Hugh William, WC - 440523 - cit - 255 Sqn - DSO

ELLIOTT, Roy Pryce, SL - 421027 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

ELLWOOD, Glenmore Benjamin, SL, RCAF - 440929 - cit - 405 Sqn RCAF - DSO

ELWORTHY, Samuel Charles, WC - 410422 - cit - 82 Sqn - DSO

EMBLING, John Robert Andre, WC - 430402 - cit - 77 Sqn - DSO

EMBRY, Basil Edward, SL - 380913 - cit ? - 20 Sqn - DSO

EMBRY, Basil Edward, WC - 400820 - cit - unit ? - DSO**

EMBRY, Basil Edward, WC - 400430 - cit - unit ? - DSO*

EMBRY, Basil Edward, AVM - 450720 - cit - 2 Group - DSO***

ENGLAND, Richard Geoffrey, WC - 431109 - cit - 107 Sqn - DSO

ENNIS, Anthony Stewart Reginald, SL - 421106 - cit - 158 Sqn - DSO

ENO, Lloyd Higgs, SL - 440331 - cit - 613 Sqn - DSO

ENSOR, Maechal Anthony, SL, RNZAF - 430216 - cit - 500 Sqn - DSO

ENSOR, Maechal Anthony, SL, RNZAF - 450206 - cit - 224 Sqn - DSO*

ERCOLANI, Lucien Brett, FL - 420106 - cit - 214 Sqn - DSO

ERCOLANI, Lucien Brett, WC - 450720 - cit - 99 Sqn - DSO*

ESLER, Raymond Alexander, SL - 451026 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

ETCHELLS, Robert Mather, FL - 441027 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

EVANS, George Howard David, WC - 431001 - cit - unit ? - DSO

EVANS, Leslie Frank, SL - 460329 - cit - 356 Sqn - DSO

EVANS, Selwyn David, GC, RAAF - 690502 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

EVERITT, Gordon Hugh, SL - 421106 - cit - 50 Sqn - DSO

FALKINDER, Charles Wm Jackson, FL, RAAF - 450323 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

FAMILOE, Howard Hatherall, FO - 440428 - cit - 61 Sqn - DSO

FAUQUIER, John Emilius, WC, RCAF - 430917 - cit - 405 Sqn - DSO

FAUQUIER, John Emilius, GC, RCAF - 440331 - cit - 405 Sqn - DSO*

FAUQUIER, John Emilius, GC, RCAF - 450601 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO**

FAURE, Johannes Morrel, LCol - 450323 - cit - 324 Wing - DSO

FAWKE, Gerald Ernest, SL - 450102 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO

FELLOWES, Michael Peregrine, SL - 451026 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

FENTON, Harold Arthur, GC - 430216 - cit - unit ? - DSO

FINDLATER, Robert, SL - 450115 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

FINLAY, Wallis George, SL, RNZAF - 450717 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

FINNEY, Francis, SL - 450605 - cit - 114 Sqn - DSO

FINUCANE, Brendan Eamonn Fergus, FL - 411021 - cit - 452 Sqn - DSO

FLEETWOOD, John Joseph Kells, WC - 450727 - cit - 86 Sqn - DSO

FLEMING, Mervyn Matthew, WC - 431130 - cit - 419 Sqn RCAF - DSO

FOLEY, Lawson George, FL - 451026 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

FOOTE, William Leroy, FL, RCAF - 440922 - cit - 622 Sqn - DSO

FORBES, William Alexander, WC, RAAF - 460301 - cit - 463 Sqn RAAF - DSO

FORREST, Joseph Neville, SL - 430514 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

FORSYTH, Christopher Ronald Alastair, SL - 431123 - cit - 216 Sqn - DSO

FOSTER, Brian Hugh Douglas, SL - 440107 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

FOX, Leslie, WC - 450717 - cit - 203 Sqn - DSO

FOXALL, William Graham, WC - 451026 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

FOXLEY-NORRIS, Christopher Neil, WC - 450529 - cit - 143 Sqn - DSO

FRANCIS, Geoffrey, WC - 410722 - cit - 230 Sqn - DSO

FRANCOMBE, Aubrey Noel, WC - 450720 - cit - 267 Sqn - DSO

FRANK, Alan Donald, SL - 430709 - cit - 10 Sqn - DSO

FREEMAN, Trevor Owen, WC, RNZAF - 411223 - cit - 115 Sqn - DSO

FREW, Matthew Brown, SL - 331006 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO*

FROGLEY, Sydney G, FO - 200402 - cit - 47 Sqn - DSO

FROW, Brian George, SL - 441024 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

FULTON, John, WC - 420804 - cit - 419 Sqn - DSO

FURNISS, Donald Raymond Munro, SL - 440822 - cit - * photo recce - DSO

FYFE, Edwin Glen, GC, RAAF - 451019 - cit ? - 77 Wing RAAF - DSO

GAINE, Maurice Larwood, WC - 430409 - cit - 39 Sqn - DSO

GAINSFORD, Arthur Percy, SL, RNZAF - 450323 - cit - 150 Sqn - DSO

GALLAGHER, Frederick Wootton, PO - 440218 - cit - 207 Sqn - DSO

GALLAHER, John Frederick Campbell, SL - 450717 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

GALLIENNE, William Albert George, SL - 450427 - cit - 139 Sqn - DSO

GANDERTON, Vaughan Francis, WC, RCAF - 450921 - cit - 427 Sqn RCAF - DSO

GARDINER, George C, SL - 310623 - cit ? - 55 Sqn - DSO

GARDNER, Arthur Gill, SL - 450629 - cit - 613 Sqn - DSO

GARNER, Donald Arthur, WC - 440926 - cit - 166 Sqn - DSO

GARTON, Geoffrey William, WC - 450821 - cit - 8 Wing SAAF - DSO

GARVEY, Frederick James, FL - 440107 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

GASSON, John Edward, Major, SAAF - 450316 - cit - 92 Sqn - DSO

GATES, Frederick William, PP - 430323 - cit - 101 Sqn - DSO

GATWARD, Alfred Kitchener, WC - 440602 - cit - 404 Sqn - DSO

GEDDES, Andrew Thomas Wray, GC - 430611 - cit - unit ? - DSO

GEORGE, Rowland David, WC - 440526 - cit - unit ? - DSO

GEORGESON, Gordon Forbes, WC - 440926 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

GIBB, Walter Frame, WC - 450501 - cit - 239 Sqn - DSO

GIBBES, Robert Henry, SL, RAAF - 430115 - cit - 3 Sqn RAAF - DSO

GIBBS, Denis Raleigh, SL - 440811 - cit - 82 Sqn - DSO

GIBBS, Reginald Patrick Mahoney, WC - 420918 - cit - 30 Sqn - DSO

GIBSON, Guy Penrose, WC - 421120 - cit - 106 Sqn - DSO

GIBSON, Guy Penrose, WC - 430402 - cit - 106 Sqn - DSO*

GIBSON, John Albert Axel, SL - 450317 - cit - 15 Sqn RNZAF - DSO

GILES, John Hassell, WC - 450323 - cit - 186 Sqn - DSO

GILL, Leonard William, WC - 450622 - cit - 68 Sqn - DSO

GILL, Thomas Francis, FO - 410923 - cit - 75 Sqn - DSO

GILLAM, Denys Edgar, SL - 411212 - cit - 615 Sqn - DSO

GILLAM, Denys Edgar, GC - 440811 - cit - 146 Wing - DSO*

GILLAM, Denys Edgar, GC - 450123 - cit - 146 Wing - DSO**

GILMOUR, Robert Stewart, SL - 421106 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

GILROY, George Kempy, SL - 430302 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

GLEED, Ian Richard, WC - 420522 - cit - * Ibsley - DSO

GODDARD, Henry Gordon, WC - 441114 - cit - 170 Wing - DSO

GODEFROY, Hugh Constant, WC, RCAF - 440414 - cit - 17 Wing - DSO

GOMM, Cosme Lockwood, WC - 430611 - cit - 467 Sqn RAAF - DSO

GONSALVES, Francis Stanislaus, WC - 450413 - cit - 85 Sqn - DSO

GOODALE, Edward Michael, SL - 440829 - cit - 16 Sqn - DSO

GOODMAN, Geoffrey Horace, WC - 440613 - cit - 151 Sqn - DSO

GOODWIN, Ralph Gordon, SL, RAAF - 441024 - cit - 635 Sqn - DSO

GORDON, Ralph Alan, WC, RCAF - 460129 - cit - 436 Sqn RCAF - DSO

GORDON-FINLAYSON, James Richmond, SL - 410325 - cit - 211 Sqn - DSO

GORRINGE, Frederick John, FL - 450921 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO

GOSNELL, Robert Gerram, WC - 441117 - cit - 571 Sqn - DSO

GRAHAM, George Drummond, FL - 440602 - cit ? - 357 Sqn - DSO

GRAHAM, Henry Rudolph, WC - 410822 - cit ? - 7 Sqn - DSO

GRANDY, John, GC - 451019 - cit - unit ? - DSO

GRANT, Arthur Stanley, FO, RAAF - 421103 - cit - 49 Sqn - DSO

GRANT, Derek Aldwin, FL - 440829 - cit - * gliders - DSO

GRANT, Frank George, WC, RCAF - 450724 - cit - 143 Wing - DSO

GRANT, George Francis, WC - 431112 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

GRANT, George Francis, GC - 450323 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO*

GRANT, James Bernard, WC - 450508 - cit - 58 Sqn - DSO

GRAY, Colin Falkland, SL - 430601 - cit - 81 Sqn - DSO

GREEN, Charles Patrick, WC - 430820 - cit - 600 Sqn - DSO

GREEN, Charles Llewellyn, WC - 440905 - cit - 121 Wing - DSO

GREEN, Charles Llewellyn, WC - 441003 - cit - 124 Wing - DSO*

GREEN, David Abbott, SL - 430709 - cit - 467 Sqn RAAF - DSO

GREEN, Neil Carne, FL - 430709 - cit - 49 Sqn - DSO

GREEN, Raymond Forrest Michaud, GC, RAAF - 440616 - cit ? - 11 Sqn RAAF - DSO

GREEN, Wilfrith Peter, WC - 441205 - cit - 219 Sqn - DSO

GREENLEAF, Edward John, SL - 441117 - cit - 571 Sq - DSO

GREGORY, William James, SL - 450717 - cit - unit ? - DSO

GRESWELL, Jefferson Herbert, WC - 440328 - cit - 172 Sqn - DSO

GREVILLE-BELL, Anthony, Capt, Army AC - 440921 - cit ? - Italy - DSO

GREY, John Francis, WC - 441128 - cit - 207 Sqn - DSO

GRIEG, Alexander Broom, SL - 430820 - cit - 101 Sqn - DSO

GRIFFIN, Reginald Frank, SL - 441128 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

GRIGSON, John Wm B, FL - 200720 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

GRINDON, John Evelyn, WC - 450717 - cit - 630 Sqn - DSO

GROOM, Alan Douglas, WC - 460405 - cit - 49 Ind Inf Bde - DSO

GYLL-MURRAY, JECGE, WC - 401022 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO


RE: Progress to 20 October (4)
Author: Hugh A. Halliday (Guest)
Time Stamp:
01:53:54 Sunday, October 21, 2001
Post:

HAIG, Douglas David, WC - 441020 - cit - 625 Sqn - DSO

HAILES, John Martin Hunter, Major, RA - 530424 - cit ? - * Korea - DSO

HALL, John Thomas, SL, RCAF - 450427 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO

HALLEY, James Crawford, WC - 431112 - cit - 502 Sqn - DSO

HALLINGS-POTT, John Robert, SL - 400220 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

HAMILTON, Alexander Fordyce, WC - 450511 - cit - 100 Sqn - DSO

HAMMOND, Derek Harold, SL, RNZAF - 441205 - cit - 489 Sqn RNZAF - DSO

HAMPSHIRE, Keith MacDermott, WC, RAAF - 430427 - cit ? - 22 Sqn RAAF - DSO

HAMPSHIRE, Keith MacDermott, GC, RAAF - 450209 - cit - 456 Sqn - DSO*

HANBURY, Osgood Villiers, SL - 430430 - cit - 260 Sqn - DSO

HANBURY, Reader Dennison, FL - 430827 - cit - 228 Sqn - DSO

HANDS, Arthur George, SL - 440922 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

HANKS, Peter Prosser, WC - 421103 - cit - * Malta (Luqa) - DSO

HARCOURT, Leo Vernon, WC - 440303 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

HARDING, George Walter, SL - 450921 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

HARDS, Alan Frederick, WC - 420707 - cit - 206 Sqn - DSO

HARRIES, Raymond Hiley, WC - 431109 - cit - * Westhampnett - DSO

HARRIES, Raymond Hiley, WC - 450724 - cit - 135 Wing - DSO*

HARRIS-ST.JOHN, Charles Dugdale, SL - 450720 - cit - 4 Sqn - DSO

HARRISON, James Arnold, SL, RNZAF - 441229 - cit - 76 Sqn - DSO

HARRISON, Newton Francis, Major, SAAF - 450327 - cit - 229 Sqn - DSO

HARVEY, Alberton Brenton, PO - 420630 - cit - 600 Sqn - DSO

HARVEY, Nelson Bruce, WC - 440707 - cit - 39 Sqn - DSO

HASSALL, Cyril, FL - 451026 - cit - 142 Sqn - DSO

HAWKINS, Leonard Charles Cookson, SL - 451113 - cit - 135 Sqn - DSO

HAY, Colin Maxwell, FO, RCAF - 441205 - cit - 432 Sqn RCAF - DSO

HAY, Hugh Burns, FL, RCAF - 440829 - cit - 692 Sqn - DSO

HAYSOM, Geoffrey David Leybourne, WC - 430216 - cit - 239 Wing - DSO

HAYWARD, Douglas George, WC - 450316 - cit - 148 Sqn - DSO

HAYWARD, Robert Kitchener, SL, RCAF - 441031 - cit - 411 Sqn RCAF - DSO

HEAD, Malcolm Robert, FO, RNZAF - 440425 - cit - 9 Sqn - DSO

HEALY, Dennis Edward, FL - 420630 - cit - 210 Sqn - DSO

HEGMAN, John Alfred, SL, RNZAF - 440229 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

HENDERSON, James Robert, SL, RAAF - 450921 - cit - 460 Sqn RAAF - DSO

HENRY, Harold Wright Bruce, SL, RNZAF - 440613 - cit - 582 Sqn - DSO

HERRING, Wilfred Stanley, FO - 411007 - cit - 207 Sqn - DSO

HIBBEN, Roy Walter, WC, RAAF - 710212 - cit ? - Vietnam - DSO

HILDYARD, Norman Frederick, SL - 450717 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

HILES, Waldo Harry Bentley, SL - 430611 - cit - 218 Sqn - DSO

HILL, Anthony Eustace, SL - 420804 - cit - unit ? - DSO

HILL, John Elliott Scott, WC - 451019 - cit - 177 Sqn - DSO

HILTON, Raymond, SL - 430312 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

HOARE, Bertie Rex O'Bryen, WC - 421009 - cit - 23 Sqn - DSO

HOARE, Bertie Rex O'Bryen, WC - 440404 - cit - 605 Sqn - DSO*

HOBSON, Eric Ralph C, SL - 380506 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

HOCKEY, Ronald Clifford, WC - 430209 - cit - 138 Sqn - DSO

HODGES, Lewis MacDonald, WC - 431019 - cit - 161 Sqn - DSO

HODGES, Lewis MacDonald, WC - 451019 - cit - 357 Sqn - DSO*

HODGKINSON, Arthur John, FL - 430723 - cit - 23 Sqn - DSO

HOGG, Richard John Kitchener, SL - 440714 - cit - 90 Sqn - DSO

HOLDEN, George Walton, WC - 430611 - cit - 102 Sqn - DSO

HOLDER, Paul Davie, WC - 421027 - cit - 218 Sqn - DSO

HOLDERNESS, Harold Hardwicke Clarke, WC - 450727 - cit - 502 Sqn - DSO

HOLFORD, David William, SL - 420811 - cit - 103 Sqn - DSO

HOOPER, Robin William John, FL - 440114 - cit - 161 Squadron - DSO

HOPCROFT, Frederick Campbell, WC - 430831 - cit - 57 Sqn - DSO

HOPKINS, Raymond John, PO - 430514 - cit - 466 Sqn RAAF - DSO

HOPKINSON, Harry, SL - 440908 - cit - 253 Sqn - DSO

HORGAN, Thomas Michael, WC - 430216 - cit - unit ? - DSO

HORN, Ernest Bernard, SL - 440328 - cit - 27 Sqn - DSO

HORTON, Thomas Welch, WC, RNZAF - 450921 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

HOSKINS, Jack Hubert, WC - 441229 - cit - 221 Sqn - DSO

HOWIE, Gilbert Ritchie, WC - 420918 - cit - 216 Sqn - DSO

HUBBARD, Arthur Leonard George, WC - 430420 - cit - unit ? - DSO

HUBBLE, John Wilkins, WC, RAAF - 540119 - cit ? - 77 Sqn RAAF - DSO

HUGHES, Colin Arthur, SL - 430709 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

HUGHES, Edward Gordon, SL - 431112 - cit - 540 Sqn - DSO

HUGHES, Frederick Desmond, WC - 450323 - cit - 604 Sqn - DSO

HUGO, Petrus Hendrik, WC - 420529 - cit - 41 Sqn - DSO

HUMAN, Johan Daniel Wilhelm, Colonel, SAAF - 450320 - cit - 7 Wing SAAF - DSO

HUMBY, Kenna, SL - 431130 - cit - 199 Sqn - DSO

HUNT, Harold Brentnall, FL - 440425 - cit - 117 Sqn - DSO

HUNT, Harold Brentnall, SL - 450213 - cit - 117 Sqn - DSO*

HUNTER, Philip Algernon, SL - 400614 - cit - 264 sqn - DSO

HURRY, John, SL - 430514 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

HUTCHINGS, Peter Derek Roughier, WC - 430330 - cit - 608 Sqn - DSO

HUTTON, Edward Peter William, WC - 450713 - cit - unit ? - DSO

IFOULD, Edward Lister, SL, RAAF - 431102 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

INGALLS, Ross Baxter, SL, RCAF - 440714 - cit - 582 Sqn - DSO

INGHAM, John Arthur, GC - 440227 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

ISON, Thomas Eric, WC - 450126 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

IVESON, Douglas, WC - 440901 - cit - 76 Sqn - DSO

JAMESON, George Esmond, FL, RNZAF - 440922 - cit - 488 Sqn RNZAF - DSO

JAMESON, Patrick Geraint, WC - 430309 - cit - * North Weald - DSO

JANDRELL, Alexander Christian, LCol, SAAF - 441114 - cit - 21 Sqn SAAF - DSO

JARMAN, Geoffrey Twyford, WC - 410902 - cit ? - 76 Sqn - DSO

JEFFERSON, Thomas George, WC - 450323 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

JEFFREY, Peter, WC, RAAF - 411212 - cit - 324 Wing - DSO

JENKINS, John Fraser Grant, WC - 420123 - cit - 114 Sqn - DSO

JEUDINE, John Raymond, GC - 440922 - cit - unit ? - DSO

JOHNS, George Binmore, SL - 441229 - cit - 260 Sqn - DSO

JOHNSON, Arthur Stanley, WC - 440505 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

JOHNSON, James Edgar, WC - 430924 - cit - 127 Wing - DSO*

JOHNSON, James Edgar, WC - 430604 - cit - * Kenley - DSO

JOHNSON, James Edgar, WC - 440707 - cit - 144 Wing - DSO**

JOHNSON, Peter Warren, GC - 451026 - cit - 97 Sqn - DSO

JOHNSTON, George Robert Arthur McGarel, WC - 440808 - cit - 122 Wing - DSO

JOHNSTON, Harry McPherson, FL - 440714 - cit - 635 Sqn - DSO

JOHNSTON, Lewis Lea, WC - 431001 - cit - 458 Sqn - DSO

JOHNSTONE, David Malcolm, FO - 431029 - cit - 224 Sqn - DSO

JONES, Basil Silva, WC - 451026 - cit - 692 Sqn - DSO

JONES, Bob, FO - 450202 - cit - 15 Sqn - DSO

JONES, Edward Gordon, SL - 410725 - cit ? - 50 Sqn - DSO

JONES, Graham Danson, WC - 430727 - cit - 97 Sqn - DSO

JORDAN, Harold Graham, PO - 430112 - cit - 1474 Flt - DSO

JOUBERT, Pierre Simond, LCol, SAAF - 450608 - cit - 271 Sqn - DSO

JUDD, Michael Thomas, WC - 450213 - cit - 121 Wing - DSO

KALLIO, Oliver Charles, SL, RCAF - 450123 - cit - 417 Sqn RCAF - DSO

KAYLL, Joseph Rbt, SL - 400531 - cit - 615 sqn - DSO

KEARNS, Richard Stansfield D, FL, RNZAF - 440926 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO

KEEFER, George Clinton, WC, RCAF - 441020 - cit - 126 Wing RCAF - DSO

KEEFER, George Clinton, WC, RCAF - 450724 - cit - 125 Wing - DSO*

KEEP, John Gordon, WC - 450914 - cit - 121 Wing - DSO

KEILLOR, Hubert George, SL, RCAF - 450123 - cit - 524 Sqn - DSO

KEIR, Charles Davie, SL - 450102 - cit - 2 Sqn - DSO

KELLAWAY, Winston Herbert, FL - 430330 - cit - 149 Sqn - DSO

KELLAWAY, Winston Herbert, FL - 440509 - cit - 630 Sqn - DSO*

KELLETT, Ronald Gustave, SL - 401025 - cit - 303 Sqn - DSO

KELLY, Charles Wynne Brunsdon, FL, RNZAF - 431130 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

KELSEY, Howard Charles, SL - 451026 - cit - 515 Sqn - DSO

KEMP, William Papillon, WC, RNZAF - 450914 - cit - 487 Sqn RNZAF - DSO

KENNEDY, Patrick Ascension, SL - 461105 - cit ? - 81 Sqn - DSO

KERCHER, John Owen Cecil, WC - 410912 - cit - 21 Sqn - DSO

KERR, Douglas Andrew, SL - 420407 - cit - 70 Sqn - DSO

KERRIGAN, Harold Fleming, FL, RCAF - 440519 - cit - 120 Sqn - DSO

KERSHAW, Robert Harold Carlisle, Lt, SAAF - 410411 - cit - 3 Sqn SAAF - DSO

KILPATRICK, Alfred William, FL - 450126 - cit - 197 Sqn - DSO

KING, James Albert, SL - 450323 - cit - 357 Sqn - DSO

KINGABY, Donald Ernest, SL - 430309 - cit - 122 Sqn - DSO

KINGCOMBE, Charles Brian Fabris, WC - 421215 - cit - * Kenley - DSO

KINGSFORD-SMITH, Rollo, WC, RAAF - 440829 - cit - 463 Sqn RAAF - DSO

KINKEAD, Samuel Marcus, FO - 200401 - cit - unit ? - DSO

KINNINMONT, Jack Royston, WC, RAAF - 530702 - cit ? - 77 Sqn RAAF - DSO

KINSELLA, Edward, FL - 431203 - cit - 88 Sqn - DSO

KIPP, Robert Allan, SL, RCAF - 440707 - cit - 418 Sqn RCAF - DSO

KLEBOE, Peter Andrew, WC - 450119 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

KLERSY, William Thomas, SL, RCAF - 450629 - cit - 401 Sqn RCAF - DSO

KNIGHT. Leslie Gordon, PO, RAAF - 430528 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO

KNIGHTS, Robert Edgar, FL - 450112 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO

KNOTT, Ronald George, WC - 450612 - cit - 524 Sqn - DSO

KOESTER, George Denis Scott, SL, RCAF - 440829 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

KOFOED, William Robert, SL, RNZAF - 431015 - cit - 462 Sqn RAAF - DSO

KRUMMECK, Geoffrey Courtney, LCol, SAAF - 450626 - cit - 7 Wing SAAF - DSO

KYDD, Charles John French, SL - 400924 - cit - unit ? - DSO

KYLE, Wallace Hart, GC - 451026 - cit - unit ? - DSO

LACEY, Edward Richard, PO - 430420 - cit - 90 Sqn - DSO

LALE, Horace Percy, FO - 200712 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

LAMBERT, Frederick Frank, WC - 450112 - cit - 515 Sqn - DSO

LANE, Reginald John, SL, RCAF - 430709 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO

LANGTON, Henry Algernon, SL - 450821 - cit - 37 Sqn - DSO

LARARD, Peter Geoffrey, SL, RAAF - 700522 - cit ? - Vietnam - DSO

LART, Edward Collis de Virac, WC - 410617 - cit ? - 82 Sqn - DSO

LAUGHLIN, John Hamilton, SL - 450323 - cit - 149 Sqn - DSO

LAW, Robert Charles Ewan, WC - 451026 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

LAW-WRIGHT, Hubert, WC - 431112 - cit - 14 Sqn - DSO

LAWRENCE, Guy Kempton, WC - 431203 - cit - 78 Sqn - DSO

LAWSON, Kenneth John, SL - 430709 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

LAWSON, Kenneth John, WC - 450918 - cit - 405 Sqn RCAF - DSO*

LAY, Douglas John Horatio, WC - 421204 - cit - 15 Sqn - DSO

LAYTON, Michael Shakespeare, FO, RCAF - 430112 - cit - 120 Sqn - DSO

LE BAS, Michael Henry, SL - 441114 - cit - 241 Sqn - DSO

LE GOOD, Hugh James Felce, GC - 451026 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO

LE MESURIER, Eric Clive, FL - 410307 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

LEATHART, James Anthony, FL - 400614 - cit - 54 sqn - DSO

LEE, Richard Hugh Anthony, FL - 400531 - cit - 85 sqn - DSO

LEES, Alan, WC - 371221 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

LEGGATE, JR, WC - 430525 - cit - 53 Sqn - DSO

LEMON, Peter Coplestone, SL - 420804 - cit - 12 Sqn - DSO

LEON, Lionel Edward, WC - 450821 - cit - 55 Sqn - DSO

LESLIE, Roy John Alexander, WC - 441219 - cit - 75 Sqn RNZAF - DSO

LETFORD, Kenneth Harry Francis, FL - 431126 - cit - 207 Sqn - DSO

LETFORD, Kenneth Harry Francis, SL - 450921 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO*

LEVIEN, Eric Douglas, SL - 440829 - cit - 90 Sqn - DSO

LEWIS, Eric Merlin, Major, SAAF - 430820 - cit - 14 Sqn - DSO

LIDDELL, David, Major, SAAF - 450612 - cit - 24 Sqn SAAF - DSO

LISTER, Frederick Wooldridge, SL - 450724 - cit - 127 Sqn - DSO

LITSTER, William Donaldson, FO - 421117 - cit - 223 Sqn - DSO

LOCK, Eric Stanley, PO - 401217 - cit - 41 Sqn - DSO

LOCKE, Harry Baker, SL, RAAF - 441017 - cit - 97 Sqn - DSO

LOCKHART, William Guy, SL - 421009 - cit - 161 Sqn - DSO

LOCKWOOD, Edgar Bernard Richard, WC - 450821 - cit - 614 Sqn - DSO

LOFTUS, Douglas Haig, LCol, SAAF - 430514 - cit - 7 Wing SAAF - DSO

LONSDALE, Richard TH, Major, Army AC - 441109 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

LOTT, Charles George, SL - 400806 - cit - 43 Sqn - DSO

LOUD, William Walter John, WC - 450417 - cit - 122 Wing - DSO

LOVE, Raymund Charles, WC - 431228 - cit - * Cos - DSO

LOVELL, Anthony Desmond Joseph, SL - 421103 - cit - 1435 Sqn - DSO

LOVELL, Anthony Desmond Joseph, WC - 450223 - cit - 244 Wing - DSO*

LUCAS, Percy Belgrave, WC - 440114 - cit - * Coltishall - DSO

LUCAS, Percy Belgrave, WC - 451002 - cit - 613 Sqn - DSO*

LYMNA, Herbert Brian Felix, SL - 450313 - cit - 7 Sqn ? - DSO

LYNHAM, Victor Henry Paul, WC - 430112 - cit - 279 Sqn - DSO

LYNN, Lewin Alan, WC - 440211 - cit - 320 Sqn - DSO

LYNN, Lewin Alan, WC - 440714 - cit - unit ? - DSO*

LYSTER, George Denis, FL - 410923 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

MacDONALD, Duncan Stuart, GC - 450821 - cit - 238 Wing - DSO

MACDONALD, Charles Robertson, SL - 440425 - cit - 78 Sqn - DSO

MacFADYEN, Donald Aikins, SL, RCAF - 451019 - cit - 406 Sqn - DSO

MACFARLANE, Nigel Graeme, WC - 450717 - cit - 15 Sqn - DSO

MacKENZIE, Russell Merriman, WC - 431112 - cit - 227 Sqn - DSO

MACKENZIE, Percy Alec, FL - 430216 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

MACKIE, Evan Dall, SL, RNZAF - 450508 - cit - 80 Sqn - DSO

MACKIE, George Yull, FL - 440211 - cit - 115 Sqn - DSO

MACKIE, Norman Alexander John, SL - 450216 - cit - 571 Sqn - DSO

MACKINNON, Lawrence Leroy, SL, RCAF - 440929 - cit - 405 Sqn - DSO

MacLACHLAN, James Archibald F, SL - 420529 - cit - 1 Sqn - DSO

MacNAMARA, Brian Radley, WC - 460604 - cit - 31 Sqn - DSO

MAGUIRE, Harold John, WC - 461001 - 266 Wing SE Asia - DSO

MAHADDIE, Thomas Gilbert, SL - 430112 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

MAHOOD, John Arthur, SL - 451026 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

MAHOOD, Peter William, WC, RAAF - 720901 - cit ? - Vietnam - DSO

MAINS-SMITH, Peter, SL - 441024 - cit - 405 Sqn - DSO

MALAN, Adolph Gysbert, SL - 401224 - cit - 74 Sqn - DSO

MALAN, Adolph Gysbert, WC - 410722 - cit - * Biggin Hill - DSO*

MALCOLM, Geoffrey Hugh, SL - 430709 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

MALINS, Lionel Albert, SL - 440707 - cit - 260 Sqn - DSO

MALLEY, James Young, SL - 451026 - cit - 139 Sqn - DSO

MALTBY, David John Hatfield, FL - 430528 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO

MANDENO, Graham Lloyd, SL - 450102 - cit - 139 Sqn - DSO

MANNING, Edye Rollston, SL - 240611 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

MARGO, Cecil Stanley, LCol, SAAF - 450821 - cit - 24 Sqn SAAF - DSO

MARKLAND, Albert, WC - 440922 - cit - 78 Sqn - DSO

MARKS, James Hardy, SL - 410923 - cit - 58 Sqn - DSO

MARKS, James Hardy, WC - 420804 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO*

MARROWS, Dudley, FL, RAAF - 431015 - cit - 461 Sqn RAAF - DSO

MARTIN, Charles Ernest, WC, RAAF - 430813 - cit - 460 Sqn RAAF - DSO

MARTIN, George Albert, FL - 441222 - cit - 405 Sqn RCAF - DSO

MARTIN, Harold Brownlow, FL - 430528 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO

MARTIN, Harold Brownlow, SL - 440331 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO*

MASON, Walter Millis, WC - 451026 - cit - 97 Sqn - DSO

MASSEY, Herbert Martin, SL - 361106 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

MATHEWS, John Owen, SL - 451026 - cit - 157 Sqn - DSO

MATICH, Nicholas Joseph, FO, RNZAF - 440519 - cit ? - 35 Sqn - DSO

MATON, Charles Aubrey, WC - 441010 - cit - 502 Sqn - DSO

MATTHEWMAN, Charles Humphrey, FL - 450921 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

MAX, Roy Douglas, WC, RNZAF - 440714 - cit - 75 Sqn - DSO

MAXWELL, Hugh Lockhard, WC - 401122 - cit ? - 18 Sqn - DSO

MAY, Roy David, SL, RAAF - 451002 - cit - 79 Sqn - DSO

MAYDWELL, Wynne Somers Goodrich, WC - 430409 - cit - 14 Sqn - DSO

MAYERS, Howard Clive, WC - 420728 - cit - 239 Wing - DSO

MAYNE, Robert Blair, LCol, Army AC - 450329 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

MAYNE, Robert Blair, LCol, Army AC - 451011 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO**

McCARTHY, Joseph Charles, FL, RCAF - 430528 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO

McCONNELL, Roderick Hugh, WC - 440707 - cit - 235 Sqn - DSO

McDONALD, Donald Kevin, SL, RAAF - 451030 - cit - 134 Sqn - DSO

McDONALD, John Robert, SL, RCAF - 440829 - cit - 405 Sqn - DSO

McFARLANE, Robert, WC - 440107 - cit - 50 Sqn - DSO

McGILLIVRAY, Dougal Archibald, FO, RCAF - 441103 - cit - 428 Sqn - DSO

McGREGOR, Alan James, SL - 451019 - cit - 123 Sqn - DSO

McHARDY, Edric Hartgill, WC - 440822 - cit - 143 Sqn - DSO

McKAY, John James, WC - 431015 - cit - 178 Sqn - DSO

McKEAND, George, SL - 450102 - cit - 692 Sqn - DSO

McKEAND, Peter Andrew Hannay, SL - 450515 - cit - 240 Sqn - DSO

McKEE, Andrew, GC - 420626 - cit - unit ? - DSO

McKELLAR, Archibald Ashmore, SL - 401126 - cit - 605 Sqn - DSO

McKENZIE, Bruce Roy, LCol, SAAF - 431130 - cit - 458 Sqn RAAF - DSO

McLAUGHLIN, James, WC - 430924 - cit - 144 Sqn - DSO

McLEAN, William John, WC, RAAF - 451019 - cit - 117 Sqn - DSO

McLEOD, Henry Wallace, SL, RCAF - 440905 - cit - 443 Sqn - DSO

McMILLAN, Brian Watson, WC - 441219 - cit - 582 Sqn - DSO

McMURTRIE, Richard Angus, WC - 410114 - cit - 269 Sqn - DSO

McNAIR, Robert Wendell, WC, RCAF - 440414 - cit - 127 Wing - DSO

McQUOID, Donald John, WC, RCAF - 451026 - cit - 405 Sqn - DSO

MEAGHER, Patrick Edward, WC - 441006 - cit - 211 Sqn - DSO

MELLOR, Kenneth James, GC - 451019 - cit - 233 Sqn - DSO

MERRIFIELD, John Roy Hugh, SL - 440211 - cit - 540 Sqn - DSO

MERVYN-JONES, Cameron Frederick, WC - 450612 - cit - 104 Sqn - DSO

MIDDLETON, Arthur Robert, FL - 451026 - cit - 102 Sqn - DSO

MILBURN, John Maurice, SL - 440512 - cit - 38 Sqn - DSO

MILLAR, Andrew Patrick, SL - 450724 - cit - 20 Sqn - DSO

MILLAR, John Christopher, WC - 450821 - cit - 178 Sqn - DSO

MILLER, Charles Michael, WC - 441128 - cit - 85 Sqn - DSO

MILLER, Denis, SL, RNZAF - 440512 - cit - 49 Sqn - DSO

MILLSON, Albert Edward, SL - 440519 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

MILSON, Colin George, WC, RAAF - 441205 - cit - 455 Sqn - DSO

MILSON, Colin George, WC, RAAF - 450713 - cit - 455 Sq RAAF - DSO

MINGARD, Norman Stanley, SL - 450323 - cit - 582 Sqn - DSO

MISSELBROOK, Sidney Trevor, WC - 410718* - 44 Sqn - DSO

MITCHELL, Archibald, FL - 450216 - cit - 635 Sqn - DSO

MITCHELL, Herbert Colin, SL - 441024 - cit - 139 Sqn - DSO

MITCHELL, John, OO - 200401 - cit - 47 Sqn - DSO

MITCHELL, Leicester John Cecil, WC - 450817 - cit - 25 Sqn - DSO

MOLESWORTH, John Henry Nassau, WC - 450921 - cit - 626 Sqn - DSO

MOLL, Glanville Tobias, LCol, SAAF - 450821 - cit - 34 Sqn SAAF - DSO

MOODIE, Derrick Dunbar, LCol, SAAF - 450420 - cit - 8 Wing SAAF - DSO

MOONEY, Joseph Fred, FO, RCAF - 450615 - cit - 625 Sqn - DSO

MOORCROFT, Bernard, SL - 450216 - cit - 635 Sqn - DSO

MOORE, Kenneth Owen, FO, RCAF - 440707 - cit - 224 Sqn - DSO

MOORE, Valentine Stuart, PO, RNZAF - 430611 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

MORGAN, James, SL - 431001 - cit - 682 Sqn - DSO

MORICE, Charles Stewart, GC - 440922 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

MORRIS, Douglas Griffith, AC - 450508 - cit - 132 Wing - DSO

MORRIS, Edward James, SL - 420407 - cit - 250 Sqn - DSO

MORRIS, Owen Aubrey, WC - 430420 - cit - 218 Sqn - DSO

MORRISON, Godfrey Arnold, FO - 440222 - cit - 550 Sqn - DSO

MORRISON, Howard Allan, WC, RCAF - 441027 - cit - 405 Sqn RCAF - DSO

MORTON, Charles Bruce, SL - 440829 - cit - 101 Sqn - DSO

MORTON, Terence Berkley, WC - 450601 - cit - 100 Sqn - DSO

MOSEBY, William George, GC - 431130 - cit - 153 Sqn - DSO

MOUNT, Christopher John, WC - 431001 - cit - 104 Sqn - DSO

MOWAT, Noel Joseph, SL - 420317 - cit - 607 Sqn - DSO

MULLER-ROWLAND, John Stuart Rowland, SL - 441121 - cit - 211 Sqn - DSO

MULLIGAN, Anthony John, SL - 440829 - cit - 166 Sqn - DSO

MUNRO, John Leslie, SL, RNZAF - 440428 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO

MURPHY, Alan Michael, SL - 420605 - cit - 161 Sqn - DSO

MURPHY, Alan Michael, WC - 450123 - cit - unit ? - DSO*

MURRAY, Iain Arthur, LCol, Army AC - 441019 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

MURRAY, Thomas Charles, WC - 450921 - cit - 138 Sqn - DSO

MUSGRAVE, John Raymond, SL - 450529 - cit - 178 Sqn - DSO

MUSSELLS, Campbell Haliburton, SL, RCAF - 450717 - cit - 405 Sqn - DSO


RE: Progress to 20 October (5)
Author: Hugh A. Halliday (Guest)
Time Stamp:
01:57:33 Sunday, October 21, 2001
Post:

NASH, Murray Percival, SL, RAAF - 450821 - cit - 3 Sqn RAAF - DSO

NATHAN, Bernard George Dealtry, WC - 450921 - cit - 142 Sqn - DSO

NEAL, William George, FL - 450921 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

NEILL, Gordon Webster McCash, FL - 450413 - cit - 10 Sqn - DSO

NEL, William Andries, LCol, SAAF - 440707 - cit - 40 Sqn - DSO

NESBITT-DUFORT, John, SL - 411125 - cit - 138 Sqn - DSO

NEWMAN, John Francis, WC - 440523 - cit - 70 Sqn - DSO

NEWMARCH, Ralph Albert, SL - 450717 - cit - 44 Sqn - DSO

NEWSON, Wm Francis Montgomery, GC, RCAF - 450921 - cit - 405 Sqn RCAF - DSO

NICHOLLS, Charles William Kelvin, WC - 440801 - cit - Pacific - DSO

NICHOLSON, George Henry, FL - 450921 - cit - 466 Sqn RAAF - DSO

NICOL, James Lauder, WC - 410912 - cit - 114 Sqn - DSO

NIXLEY, Peter, FL - 420508 - cit - 214 Sqn - DSO

NODEN, Robert Frederick, FL - 430514 - cit - 12 Sqn - DSO

NORTH-LEWIS, Christopher David, WC - 450501 - cit - 124 Wing - DSO

NORTHCOTT, Geoffrey Wilson, SL, RCAF - 440926 - cit - 402 Sqn RCAF - DSO

NORTHROP, Joe, WC - 450323 - cit - 692 Sqn - DSO

NOTTAGE, George Raymond, WC - 450803 - cit - 177 Sqn - DSO

O'DONOVAN, Gerard Wilfred, SL - 441222 - cit - 582 Sqn - DSO

O'MEARA, James Joseph, SL - 441027 - cit - 131 Sqn - DSO

O'NEILL, Eugene Hugh, SL, RAAF - 440107 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

OAKLEY, Rupert Gordon Westley, SL - 451026 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO

OGILVIE, Alfred John, WC - 450413 - cit - 90 Sqn - DSO

OGILVIE, Patrick Bruce Bine, SL - 410411 - cit - unit ? - DSO

OLIVER, John Oliver Wm, SL - 400531 - cit - 85 sqn - DSO

OLLASON, William Cowan, SL - 430430 - cit - 101 Sqn - DSO

OLMSTED, William Alfred, SL, RCAF - 450216 - cit - 442 Sqn RCAF - DSO

OLSON, Edward George, GC, RNZAF - 430420 - cit - * Oakington - DSO

ORAM, John Edward, SL - 450320 - cit - 40 Sqn - DSO

OSBORN, Richard Bentley, SL - 430209 - cit - 460 Sqn RAAF - DSO

OULTON, Wilfred Ewart, GC - 431112 - cit - 58 Sqn - DSO

OWEN, Charles Blundell, SL - 441215 - cit - unit ? - DSO

OWEN, Leo Allen, SL - 441128 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

OXBY, Douglas Alfred, FL - 450316 - cit - 219 Sqn - DSO

OXLEY, Russell John, WC - 420403 - cit - 50 Sqn - DSO

PADDON, Brian, SL - 421006 - cit ? - 40 Sqn - DSO

PAGE, Alan Geoffrey, WC - 441229 - cit - 125 Wing - DSO

PAIM, Ralph Buckley, Capt, SAAF - 440822 - cit ? - 94 Sqn - DSO

PANTER, Eric Bathurst, SL - 430316 - cit - 70 Sqn - DSO

PANTER, Keith Vernon, FO - 450727 - cit - unit ? - DSO

PARKER, Charles Graham, FO, RNZAF - 440905 - cit - 9 Sqn RNZAF - DSO

PARKES, Stuart Martin Parkerhouse, SL - 441017 - cit - unit ? - DSO

PARRY, Douglas Alfred George, WC - 421020 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

PARSONS, Arthur EB, Major - 230523 - cit - unit ? - DSO

PARSONS, Keith Raymond John, GC, RAAF - 450626 - cit - unit ? - DSO

PARSONSON, John Edward, Major, SAAF - 430525 - cit - 5 Sqn SAAF - DSO

PARTRIDGE, John Eely, FL - 430312 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

PATRICK, George Alfred, SL, RNZAF - 450216 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO

PATTERSON, Charles Elliott Sinclair, SL - 440222 - cit - 487 Sqn RNZAF - DSO

PATTERSON, Ian Costin, SL - 430216 - cit - 500 Sqn - DSO

PATTISON, John Gordon, SL, RNZAF - 450508 - cit - 485 Sqn RNZAF - DSO

PATTISON, Robert Vivian Lansdell, WC - 441027 - cit - 100 Sqn - DSO

PAULE, John Alan, WC, RAAF - 691024 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

PEARCE, Frederick Laurence, WC - 400220 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

PEARSON, Alastair Stevenson, Major, Army AC - 430504 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO*

PEARSON, Alastair Stevenson, LCol, Army AC - 431223 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO**

PEARSON, Alastair Stevenson, LCol, Army AC - 450201 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO***

PEARSON, Arnold, FL - 440505 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

PEARSON, Robert Withington, SL - 451002 - cit - 140 Sqn - DSO

PECK, Douglas William, FL - 440609 - cit - 629 Sqn - DSO

PEDLEY, Michael George Foster, GC - 450313 - cit - 337 Wing - DSO

PEEL, John Ralph Alexander, WC - 410805 - cit - * Kenley Wing - DSO

PELLY-FRY, James Ernest, WC - 430108 - cit - 88 Sqn - DSO

PENMAN, David Jackson, FL - 420428 - cit - 97 Sqn - DSO

PERKINS, Richard Marshall, PO - 450427 - cit - 180 Sqn - DSO

PERRENS, Donald Frank, SL - 450406 - cit - 208 Sqn - DSO

PERRIN-BROWN, Christopher, Major, Army AC - 450920 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

PERRY, John Wycliffe, SL, RCAF - 450102 - cit - 405 Sqn RCAF - DSO

PERRY, Keith Hadland, FO - 440922 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

PETERSON, Chesley Gordon, SL - 420911 - cit - 71 Sqn - DSO

PETTY, George Godfrey, SL - 430611 - cit - 207 Sqn - DSO

PEVELER, Donald, WC - 430611 - cit - unit ? - DSO*

PEVELER, Donald, WC - 430108 - cit - unit ? - DSO

PHILLIPS, Anthony Dockay, SL - 440331 - cit - 248 Sqn - DSO

PHILLIPS, Raymond John, FO - 430604 - cit - 114 Sqn - DSO

PHILLIPS, Robert Horton, FL - 450313 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

PHILLIPS, Vivian, FL - 460305 - cit - 487 Sqn - DSO

PICKARD, Percy Charles, SL - 410307 - cit ? - 311 Sqn - DSO

PICKARD, Percy Charles, WC - 420526 - cit - 51 Sqn - DSO*

PICKARD, Percy Charles, WC - 430326 - cit - 161 Sqn - DSO**

PIKE, James Maitland Nicholson, WC - 420904 - cit - 248 Sqn - DSO

PITCAIRN-HILL, James Anderson, FL - 400827 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

PITMAN, Robert Henry, FL - 441229 - cit - 39 Sqn - DSO

PITT, David Laurence, SL - 441017 - cit - 148 Sqn - DSO

PLAGIS, John Agorastos, SL - 441103 - cit - 64 Sqn - DSO

PLAYER, John Howard, WC - 431001 - cit - 255 Sqn - DSO

POLLARD, Michael Evelyn, WC - 440829 - cit - 107 Sqn - DSO

POOLE, Alfred Raymond, SL - 450921 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

POPE, Vincent Alvan, GC - 450209 - cit - 644 Sqn - DSO

PORTEOUS, Roger Cave, WC - 430122 - cit - 6 Sqn - DSO

PORTEOUS, William Ford Watson, FL - 440602 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

PORTER. Charles Bird John, SL - 431231 - cit - 51 Sqn - DSO

POWELL, Anthony Watcyn, WC, RAAF - 681210 - cit ? - Vietnam - DSO

POWELL, Geoffrey Frederick, SL - 431224 - cit - 47 Sqn - DSO

POWELL, John Alexander, WC - 410204 - cit - 149 Sqn - DSO

POWELL, Peter Geoffrey, SL, RCAF - 431102 - cit - 405 Sqn - DSO

POWELL, Ronald William, FL - 451026 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

POWELL-SHEDDEN, George Ffollott, GC - 450527 - cit - * Castle Camps - DSO

PRAGER, Harry Edward Tony, SL - 450115 - cit - 514 Sqn - DSO

PRATT, Charles Valency John, WC - 450417 - cit - 38 Sqn - DSO

PREEDY, John Rupert, FL - 431130 - cit - 101 Sqn - DSO

PRICHARD, David Leatham, FO - 410725 - cit - 75 Sqn - DSO

PRICKETT, Thomas Other, SL - 430924 - cit - 103 Sqn - DSO

QUIRK, Kenneth Arthur, Capt, SAAF - 410530 - cit - 1 Sqn SAAF - DSO

RADEMAN, Johannes AG, LCol, SAAF - 421204 - cit - 24 Sqn SAAF - DSO

RADFORD, Dudley Spencer, WC - 441024 - cit - 10 Sqn - DSO

RALSTON, Joseph Roy George, FL - 421020 - cit - 139 Sqn - DSO

RALSTON, Joseph Roy George, WC - 430827 - cit - 101 Sqn - DSO*

RAMPLING, Kenneth Johnson, GC - 440411 - cit - unit ? - DSO

RANKIN, James, WC - 420630 - cit - Biggin Hill - DSO*

RANKIN, James, WC - 411202 - cit - Biggin Hill - DSO

RANKIN, Waters Everleigh, GC - 430406 - cit ? - 37 Sqn - DSO

RAPHAEL, Gordon Learmouth, WC - 430202 - cit - 85 Sqn - DSO

RATCLIFF, Leonard Fitch, SL - 440714 - cit - 44 Sqn - DSO

RAW, Peter Frank, GC, RAAF - 681128 - cit ? - Vietnam - DSO

RAWNSLEY, Cecil Frederick, FL - 431026 - cit - 85 Sqn - DSO

RAYBOULD, Arthur William, FL - 431130 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

REECE, Arthur, SL - 440310 - cit - 149 Sqn - DSO

REED, Richard Robert, PO - 440609 - cit - 576 Sqn - DSO

REES, Oscar William, FL - 430611 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO

REEVES, Nevil Everard, SL - 441024 - cit - 239 Sqn - DSO

REYNOLDS, Reginald Wilfred, SL - 430216 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

REYNOLDS, Reginald Wilfred, WC - 430618 - cit - 139 Sqn - DSO*

RIDGEWAY, Brian Michael, FO - 450727 - cit - 240 Sqn - DSO

RIDGEWAY, Richard Edwin, WC - 430205 - cit - 40 Sqn - DSO

RINK, Harold Archibald Stanley, Capt, SAAF - 441222 - cit - 24 Sqn SAAF - DSO

RIPPINGDALE, Thomas Woodruff, SL - 441110 - cit - 166 Sqn - DSO

RISELEY, Arthur Henry, FO - 440114 - cit - 88 Sqn - DSO

RIVERSDALE-ELLIOT, KH, SL - 360508 - cit ? - 27 Sqn - DSO

RIVETT-CARNAC, Thomas Stephen, WC - 430709 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

ROBB, James Milne, SL - 260528 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

ROBERTS, Arthur Henry Charles, WC - 450302 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

ROBINSON, Basil Vernon, WC - 420109 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO

ROBINSON, Cecil Gordon Scott, WC - 430831 - cit - 138 Sqn - DSO

ROBINSON, Michael Lister, SL - 410805 - cit - 609 Sqn - DSO

RODLEY, Ernest Edward, SL - 431130 - cit - 97 Sqn - DSO

ROE, Derek John Aubrey, WC - 420526 - cit - 82 Sqn - DSO

ROGAN, Douglas Smith, Lt, SAAF - 430323 - cit - 1 Sqn SAAF - DSO

ROGERS, Robert Harry, LCol, SAAF - 450821 - cit - 40 Sqn SAAF - DSO

ROSE, Roderick Harry, SL - 441107 - cit - 272 Sqn - DSO

ROSIER, Frederick Ernest, WC - 420213 - cit - * Libya - DSO

ROULSTON, Jack Fendick, WC - 430525 - cit - 55 Sqn - DSO

ROWLAND, John Naunton, SL - 441128 - cit - 625 Sqn - DSO

ROY, Charles Lambert, FL - 420130 - cit - 150 Sqn - DSO

RUSHER, Douglas Henry Sherwood, WC - 430205 - cit - 162 Sqn - DSO

RUSSEL, Blair Dalzell, WC, RCAF - 441003 - cit - 126 Wing RCAF - DSO

RUSSELL, John Bernard, WC - 421110 - cit - 172 Sqn - DSO

RUTTAN, Charles Graham WC, RCAF - 440505 - cit - 415 Sqn RCAF - DSO

SAFFERY, John Hugh, SL - 440602 - cit - 541 Sqn - DSO

SALE, Douglas Julian, FL, RCAF - 431005 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO

SALE, Douglas Julian, SL, RCAF - 440201 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO*

SANDERSON, Hugh James, SL - 440216 - cit - 139 Sqn - DSO

SANDFORD, Cecil Norman, FL, RAAF - 460222 - cit ? - 30 Sqn RAAF - DSO

SANDFORD, Jack Tipton, SL, RAAF - 441013 - cit ? - 30 Sqn RAAF - DSO

SANDS, Desmond Ossiter, SL - 450427 - cit - 467 Sqn RAAF - DSO

SATCHELL, William Arthur John, WC - 421006 - cit - * Malta - DSO

SAUNDERS, Ernest John, SL - 450227 - cit - 128 Sqn - DSO

SAUNDERSON, Edward John, SL - 440613 - cit - 692 Sqn - DSO

SAUVAGE, Joseph Henry Jean, SL - 431130 - cit - 97 Sqn - DSO

SAVILLE, Donald Teale, WC - 430727 - cit - 218 Sqn - DSO

SAWREY-COOKSON, Reginald, SL - 410513 - cit - 149 Sqn - DSO

SCHERF, Charles Curnow, FL, RAAF - 440627 - cit - 418 Sqn RCAF - DSO

SCHERGER, Frederick Rudolph Wm, AC, RAAF - 440922 - cit ? - 10 Group RAAF - DSO

SCOTT, Desmond James, SL, RNZAF - 430907 - cit - 486 Sqn RNZAF - DSO

SCOTT, Harry Alexander, SL - 441128 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

SCOTT, John Charles, WC, RCAF - 430205 - cit - 413 Sqn RCAF - DSO

SCOTT, William Joseph, WC - 450629 - cit - 107 Sqn - DSO

SCOTT-MALDEN, Francis David S, WC - 420911 - cit - * North Weald - DSO

SCRIVENER, Norman Harold, SL - 440125 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

SEARBY, John Henry, GC - 430907 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

SELBY, John Beauchamp, SL - 430223 - cit - 73 Sqn - DSO

SELLICK, Boyd Drayton, GC - 450511 - cit - 576 Sqn - DSO

SELLS, Guy de Grave, SL - 431130 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

SENGER, William John, FL, RCAF - 431102 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

SHAND, Ian Hardy Robertson, SL - 450821 - cit - 237 Sqn - DSO

SHANNON, David John, FL, RAAF - 430528 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO

SHANNON, David John, SL, RAAF - 440926 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO*

SHARP, Alfred Charles Henry, AC - 441110 - cit - unit ? - DSO

SHARP, Geoffrey Stanton, SL, RNZAF - 450323 - cit - 4 Sqn RIAF - DSO

SHAW, John Thornhill, SL - 430820 - cit - 32 Sqn - DSO

SHAW, Michael John Althorpe, WC - 450109 - cit - 69 Sqn - DSO

SHEEN, Walter Charles, WC - 400913 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

SHERWOOD, John Seymour, SL - 420630 - cit - 97 Sqn - DSO

SHULEMSON, Sydney Simon, FO, RCAF - 440218 - cit - 404 Sqn RCAF - DSO

SIMMONS, Nicholas Palmer, SL - 440919 - cit - 51 Sqn - DSO

SIMPSON, John Herbert Thomas, WC - 420707 - cit - 70 Sqn - DSO

SIMPSON, John, WC - 440829 - cit - 97 Sqn - DSO

SIMPSON, Peter James, WC - 440829 - cit - * Portreath Wing - DSO

SINCLAIR, John Alan, FL - 430709 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

SINCLAIR, Laurence Frank, WC - 400913 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

SINCLAIR, Laurence Frank, GC - 430216 - cit - unit ? - DSO*

SINDALL, James Hepburn, WC - 450720 - cit - 215 Sqn - DSO

SINGER, Noel Christie, SL - 390228 - cit ? - 6 Sqn - DSO

SINGH, Mehar, SL, IAF - 440328 - cit - 6 Sqn RIAF - DSO

SINGLEHURST, George Basil, FL - 441010 - cit - 542 Sqn - DSO

SINGLETON, Joseph, FL - 440428 - cit - 25 Sqn - DSO

SISE, Gage Darwent, SL, RNZAF - 430907 - cit - 254 Sqn - DSO

SISE, Gage Darwent, WC, RNZAF - 450119 - cit - 248 Sqn - DSO*

SISMORE, Edward Barnes, FL - 430618 - cit - 139 Sqn - DSO

SKELTON, Frank Seymour, FL - 450313 - cit - 85 Sqn - DSO*

SKELTON, Frank Seymour, FL - 450102 - cit - 85 Sqn - DSO

SLADE, Fraser Burstock, SL - 430924 - cit - 12 Sqn - DSO

SLADE, Herbert Frank, SL, RAAF - 440922 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

SLADEN, Algernon Ivan, FL - 440125 - cit - 58 Sqn - DSO

SLATER, Stanley, SL - 441128 - cit - 576 Sqn - DSO

SLEE, Leonard Cain, WC - 421103 - cit - 49 Sqn - DSO

SLESSOR, John C, WC - 371210 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

SMALES, Kenneth Phillips, WC - 421120 - cit - 44 Sqn - DSO

SMALLMAN, Arthur Patrick, FL - 430216 - cit - 202 Sqn - DSO

SMALLWOOD, Denis Graham, WC - 440901 - cit - unit ? - DSO

SMART, Stanley Lees, SL - 440613 - cit - 149 Sqn - DSO

SMITH, Ambrose Brenton, SL - 431130 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

SMITH, Cyril Albert Johong, SL - 431130 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

SMITH, Donald Clarence, WC - 431228 - cit - 76 Sqn - DSO

SMITH, Edward William, FL, RCAF - 450323 - cit - 424 Sqn RCAF - DSO

SMITH, Eric Vernon, SL - 440929 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

SMITH, French, SL, RAAF - 441110 - cit - 635 Sqn - DSO

SMITH, Kenneth Brooke F, WC - 410523 - cit - 58 Sqn - DSO

SMITH, Patrick Yvo Hugh, SL - 450914 - cit - * SAS Liaison - DSO

SMYTHE, Alfred Howard, WC - 430514 - cit - 214 Sqn - DSO

SMYTHE, Donald Cecil, WC - 440825 - cit - 178 Sqn - DSO

SNELL, Anthony Noel, FL - 460726 - cit - 242 Sqn - DSO

SODEN, Ian Scovil, FL - 400625 - cit - 56 Sqn - DSO

SOMERVILLE, James Dean, WC, RCAF - 450316 - cit - 409 Sqn RCAF - DSO

SOMERVILLE, Keith James, GC - 450427 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

SOUTH, Gerald John, FL - 441024 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

SOUTHALL, Arthur William, SL - 430216 - cit - 179 Sqn - DSO

SPARKS, Bryan Noble George, WC, RCAF - 451002 - cit - 356 Sqn - DSO

SPEARE, Richard Douglas, WC - 440714 - cit - 138 Sqn - DSO

SPEDDING, John, FL - 451026 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

SPENDLOVE, William Vernon Lewis, GC - 421217 - cit ? - * Waziristan - DSO

SPOTSWOOD, Denis Frank, WC - 420928 - cit - 500 Sqn - DSO

SQUIRE, Frank, FL - 430709 - cit - 210 Sqn - DSO

ST.JOHN, John Ramsey, WC - 450501 - cit - 103 Sqn - DSO

STACEY, John Nichol, WC - 450522 - cit - 160 Sqn - DSO

STANBURY, Clive Stanley George, SL - 421204 - cit - 70 Sqn - DSO

STAPLETON, Frederick Snowden, WC - 411202 - cit - * Hornchurch - DSO

STARKY, James Bayntun, SL, RNZAF - 430928 - cit - 115 Sqn - DSO

STATON, Wm Ernest, WC - 400220 - cit ? - 10 Sqn - DSO

STATON, Wm Ernest, WC - 400611 - cit - 10 Sqn - DSO*

STEEGE, Gordon Henry, WC, RAAF - 440411 - cit ? - 73 Wing RAAF - DSO

STENNER, Charles Darwen, SL - 420626 - cit - 106 Sqn - DSO

STEPHEN, Harbourne Mackay, PO - 401224 - cit - 74 Sqn - DSO

STEPHEN, William MacDowall, FL, RCAF - 440707 - cit - 427 Sqn RCAF - DSO

STEPHENS, Maurice Michael, SL - 420120 - cit - 80 Sqn - DSO

STERNE, Walter, SL - 430928 - cit - 283 Sqn - DSO

STEVENS, Richard Playne, FL - 411212 - cit - 151 Sqn - DSO

STEVENTON, Donald Wilfred, SL - 430209 - cit - 541 Sqn - DSO

STEWART, Charles Leopold Walker, WC - 450223 - cit - 255 Sqn - DSO

STICKELL, John Harlan, FL, RCAF - 430611 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

STOCKER, Edward Ernest, FL - 450216 - cit - 582 Sqn - DSO

STRANGE, Maxwell Samuel, FO, RCAF - 440801 - cit - 427 Sqn RCAF - DSO

STUBBS, Denis Raymond, WC - 451026 - cit - unit ? - DSO

STYLES, Herbert Mortimer WC - 411121 - cit - 407 Sqn - DSO

SULLIVAN, Desmond Joseph, SL, RAAF - 451026 - cit - 463 Sqn - DSO

SURPLICE, Wilfred Edward, WC - 420918 - cit - 226 Sqn - DSO

SUSANS, Ronald Thomas, WC, RAAF - 520711 - cit - 77 Sqn - DSO

SUTTON, John Frank, WC - 440425 - cit - 10 Sqn - DSO

SWALES, Ian Clifford Kirby, WC - 441107 - cit - 622 Sqn - DSO

SWAN, Peter Harrison, SL, RAAF - 441110 - cit - 635 Sqn - DSO

SWEANY, George Andrew, SL, RCAF - 440929 - cit - 405 Sqn - DSO

SWETMAN, William Herbert, WC, RCAF - 440407 - cit - 426 Sqn RCAF - DSO

SYKES, Stephen Joseph, FO, RAAF - 450529 - cit - 455 Sqn RAAF - DSO

TACON, Ernest William, WC - 441017 - cit - 236 Sqn - DSO

TAIT, James Brian, SL - 410725 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO*

TAIT, James Brian, SL - 410429 - cit ? - 51 Sqn - DSO

TAIT, James Brian, WC - 440922 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO**

TAIT, James Brian, WC - 450109 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO

TAYLOR, Thomas Reginald J, Major, SAAF - 450717 - cit - 93 Sqn - DSO

TEKLOOT, Jack, SL, RAAF - 441229 - cit - 249 Sqn - DSO

TEMPLEMAN-ROOKE, Basil Arthur, SL - 450501 - cit - 576 Sqn - DSO

THELWELL, John Cunningham, SL - 441128 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

THIELE, Keith Frederick, FL, RNZAF - 430514 - cit - 467 Sqn RAAF - DSO

THOMAS, Dillwyn Henry, SL - 431130 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

THOMAS, Eric Hugh, WC - 430202 - cit - * Hornchurch - DSO

THOMAS, Rhys Henry, SL - 420911 - cit - 129 Sqn - DSO

THOMAS, William Lewis, WC - 450914 - cit - 136 Wing - DSO

THOMPSON, Frederick William, WC - 440926 - cit - 44 Sqn - DSO

THOMPSON, John Marlowe, WC - 430514 - cit - Malta - DSO

THOMPSON, Robert Granger Ker, SL - 450213 - cit - 77 Ind Inf Bde - DSO

THOMSON, Donald Leslie, GC - 440922 - cit - unit ? - DSO

THOMSON, Ronald Bain, SL - 430514 - cit - 172 Sqn - DSO

THORNE, George Alexander, FL - 450615 - cit - 635 Sqn - DSO

TILLEY, Donald Pax, LCol, SAAF - 450522 - cit - 19 Sqn SAAF - DSO

TILSON, Henry, SL, RCAF - 440926 - cit - 622 Sqn - DSO

TIMMERMAN, Nelles Woods, WC - 410923 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

TOPHAM, John Groves, WC - 440901 - cit - 125 Sqn - DSO

TOWNSEND, Peter Wooldbridge, SL - 410513 - cit - 85 Sqn - DSO

TRAINOR, Hugh Charles, SL, RCAF - 441201 - cit - 401 Sqn - DSO

TREACY, Wilfred Patrick Francis, SL - 420312 - cit - unit ? - DSO

TRENCH, John Patrick, FO - 421016 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

TROBE, Jack Hewson, SL, RAAF - 441107 - cit - 10 Sqn - DSO

TUCK, Roland Robert, SL - 410107 - cit - 257 Sqn - DSO

TULL, Thomas Stuart, WC - 460604 - cit - 5 RAPWI - DSO

TURKINGTON, Robert Wilkinson, SL - 450420 - cit - 601 Sqn - DSO

TURNBULL, John, SL - 431102 - cit - 109 Sqn - DSO

TURNER, Harold Eustace, SL - 441229 - cit - 104 Sqn - DSO

TURNER, Percival Stanley, WC - 440523 - cit - unit ? - DSO

UNWINN, George Cecil, SL - 510321 - cit ? - Malaya - DSO

URWIN-MANN, John Ronald, SL - 430514 - cit - 126 Sqn - DSO

VALENTINE, George Engebret, SL - 401224 - cit ? - 61 Sqn - DSO

VAN DER KISTE, Robert Edgar Guy, FL - 410530 - cit - 210 Sqn - DSO

VANEXAN, William Corbett, SL, RCAF - 441024 - cit - 431 Sqn - DSO

VAUGHAN, Leonard Arthur, FL - 430105 - cit - 40 Sqn - DSO

VAUGHAN-FOWLER, Peter Erskine, SL - 450731 - cit - 213 Sqn - DSO

VERITY, Hugh Beresford, SL - 430831 - cit - 161 Sqn - DSO

VERITY, Hugh Beresford, SL - 440114 - cit - 161 Sqn - DSO*

VERNON, David, SL, RAAF - 431019 - cit ? - 11 Sqn RAAF - DSO

VICKERS, Thomas Ryland, WC - 420210 - cit - 221 Sqn - DSO

VINEY, John Mortimer, WC - 450413 - cit - 640 Sqn - DSO

VIVIAN, Jack, SL - 440107 - cit - 57 Sqn - DSO

WADDELL, Robert C, FO - 390328 - cit - unit ? - DSO

WADDELL, Robert Charles Arthur, WC, RCAF - 450724 - cit - 39 Wing - DSO

WADE, Lance C, WC - 440125 - cit - 145 Sqn - DSO

WADSWORTH, Rbt Gerald St.Clere, SL - 450227 - cit - 692 Sqn - DSO

WAINWRIGHT, John Alfred, FO - 450803 - cit - 463 Sqn - DSO

WALBOURN, Derrick Milner, WC - 441020 - cit - 582 Sqn - DSO

WALKER, Brian Reginald, WC, RAAF - 430413 - cit ? - 30 Sqn RAAF - DSO

WALKER, Colin Braidwood, FL, RAAF - 430706 - cit - 461 Sqn - DSO

WALKER, George Augustus, WC - 410718 - cit ? - 50 Sqn - DSO

WALKER, Harold Allen, FL, RCAF - 440908 - cit - 138 Sqn - DSO

WALKER, Nigel Firth, FL - 430312 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

WALKER, Peter Russell, WC - 420911 - cit - * Tangmere - DSO

WALKER, Robert James, WC - 450612 - cit - 45 Sqn - DSO

WALLACE, James, WC - 440908 - cit - 13 Sqn - DSO

WALLIS, Charles Brian Barry, WC - 420324 - cit - * Burma - DSO

WALTON, Gordon Frederick, FO, RAAF - 441107 - cit - 90 Sqn - DSO

WARBURTON, Adrian, FL - 420320 - cit - * Malta PR - DSO

WARBURTON, Adrian, WC - 430806 - cit - 683 Sqn - DSO*

WARER Peter Edmund, Major, Army AC - 450920 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

WARNE, James Douglas, WC - 430122 - cit - 148 Sqn - DSO

WARNER, Peter George Batty, SL, RAAF - 430205 - cit - 462 Sqn RAAF - DSO

WARNES, Geoffrey Berrington, SL - 430706 - cit - 263 Sqn - DSO

WATKINS, Thomas John, FL - 410815 - cit - 82 Sqn - DSO

WATKINS, William David Gordon, WC - 441107 - cit - 15 Sqn - DSO

WATSON, Anthony, SL - 421204 - cit - 272 Sqn - DSO

WATT, Jack, FL - 451026 - cit - 97 Sqn - DSO

WATT, James Stanley, FL - 430709 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

WATTS, Henry Arthur Halley, SL - 420811 - cit - 101 Sqn - DSO

WATTS, Jack Vincent, SL, RCAF - 450427 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

WATTS, Joseph John, WC - 400709 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

WATTS, Philip Harold, FL - 410926 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

WATTS, Stephen Delaney, WC, RNZAF - 440613 - cit - 692 Sqn - DSO

WEARNE, Athol Galway Hope, WC, RAAF - 460305 - cit ? - 20 Sqn RAAF - DSO

WEBB, Joseph Leroy, PO, RCAF - 440707 - cit - 432 Sqn - DSO

WEBB, Richard, WC, RNZAF - 440707 - cit - 323 Wing - DSO

WEBSTER, Alexander, WC - 450724 - cit - 99 Sqn - DSO

WEBSTER, Peter Fitzgerald, WC - 410808 - cit - 21 Sqn - DSO

WELLER, William John, SL - 441107 - cit - 158 Sqn - DSO

WELLINGTON, Richard Anthony, SL - 430727 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

WELLS, Edward Preston, WC, RNZAF - 420807 - cit - * Kenley Wing - DSO

WELLS, Patrick Hardy Vesey, SL - 440523 - cit - 255 Sqn - DSO

WELLS, William George, WC - 430312 - cit - unit ? - DSO

WEST, Herbert John, FO - 441017 - cit - 101 Sqn - DSO

WEST, Peter Gerald, FO - 440616 - cit - 164 Sqn - DSO

WESTERMAN, Clifford Farrar, SL, RCAF - 440505 - cit - 105 Sqn - DSO

WESTLAKE, George Herbert, WC - 450622 - cit - 239 Wing - DSO

WESTON-BURT, Donald, SL - 430406 - cit - 6 Sqn - DSO

WHARTON, Alan, WC, RAAF - 450717 - cit - 466 Sqn - DSO

WHEELER, Henry Niel George, WC - 431112 - cit - 236 Sqn - DSO

WHELAN, James Roger, WC - 441003 - cit - 680 Sqn - DSO

WHETHAM, Leonard Mountstephen, WC - 450302 - cit - 35 Sqn - DSO

WHITEHEAD, John Alan, WC, RAAF - 700522 - cit ? - Vietnam - DSO

WHITELEY, George Eric, FL - 441027 - cit - 172 Sqn - DSO

WHITING, Spencer Rowland, SL - 441114 - cit - 213 Sqn - DSO

WHITLEY, Eric William, GC - 420918 - cit - unit ? - DSO

WHITLEY, John Ren, GC - 430709 - cit - unit ? - DSO

WHITWORTH, John Nicholas Haworth, WC - 410429 - cit ? - 78 Sqn - DSO

WHYMARK, John Percy, FL - 451026 - cit - 103 Sqn - DSO

WHYTE, Kenneth Cunningham, Major, SAAF - 440707 - cit - 5 Sqn SAAF - DSO

WICHT, Edgar Jacques, SL - 440414 - cit - 224 Sqn - DSO

WICKHAM, Peter Reginald Whalley, WC - 440817 - cit - * Peterhead Wg - DSO

WIGGINS, Albert Lloyd, FL, RAAF - 421110 - cit - 38 Sqn - DSO

WIGHT-BOYCOTT, Cathcart Michael, WC - 430205 - cit - 29 Sqn - DSO

WIGHT-BOYCOTT, Cathcart Michael, WC - 441121 - cit - 25 Sqn - DSO*

WILKERSON, Davis Scott Shearman, WC - 440505 - cit - 576 Sqn - DSO

WILLETTS, Alfred Henry, GC - 420403 - cit - unit ? - DSO

WILLIAMS, David John, SL, RCAF - 440926 - cit - 406 Sqn - DSO

WILLIAMS, James Alexander, LCol, SAAF - 431126 - cit - 24 Sqn SAAF - DSO

WILLIAMS, John Llewellyn, Lt, Army AC - 441109 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

WILLIAMS, Mervyn Francis Douglas, WC - 420804 - cit - 42 Sqn - DSO

WILLIAMS, Rodney Graham, SL - 450323 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

WILLIS, Charles Victor Douglas, WC - 440331 - cit - 192 Sqn - DSO

WILMOT, Laurence Aubrey, Col, SAAF - 440825 - cit - 239 Wing - DSO

WILMOT, Thomas Fenton, FO - 430709 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

WILSON, Alexander Robertson, FL - 461001 - cit - 59 Sqn SE Asia - DSO

WILSON, Bernard Alexander, Major, Army AC - 441109 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

WILSON, David James Baikie, SL - 441128 - cit - 617 Sqn - DSO

WILSON, George Heath, FL - 431130 - cit - 83 Sqn - DSO

WILSON, Granville, FO - 431105 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

WILSON, Louis Douglas, WC - 450323 - cit - 102 Sqn - DSO

WILSON, Thomas, FO - 441027 - cit - 622 Sqn - DSO

WISHART, William Geoffrey, SL - 450306 - cit - 97 Sqn - DSO

WITTE, Dennis Theodore, WC - 450216 - cit - 635 Sqn - DSO

WOMERSLEY, Geoffrey Harland, SL - 430112 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

WOMERSLEY, Geoffrey Harland, GC - 450413 - cit - 139 Sqn - DSO*

WOOD, Richard Sydney Clements, WC - 430924 - cit - 12 Sqn - DSO

WOODMAN, Ronald George, SL - 450413 - cit - 169 Sqn - DSO

WOODROFFE, John, WC - 450216 - cit - unit ? - DSO

WOODRUFF, Patrick Henry, WC - 450320 - cit - 337 Wing - DSO

WOODWARD, Stanley, FL - 450921 - cit - 223 Sqn - DSO

WRAY, Arthur Mostyn, AC - 430820 - cit - unit ? - DSO

WRIGHT, Clifford Frederick Cecil, WC - 450323 - cit - 547 Sqn - DSO

WRIGHT, John Leonard, FL, RNZAF - 431130 - cit - 156 Sqn - DSO

WYKHAM-BARNES, Peter Guy, WC - 430504 - cit - 23 Sqn - DSO

WYKHAM-BARNES, Peter Guy, GC - 441020 - cit - 140 Wing - DSO*

YAXLEY, Robert Gordon, WC - 411212 - cit - 272 Sqn - DSO

YORKE, David Christopher, FL - 400723 - cit ? - unit ? - DSO

YOUNG, David Oswald, WC - 420811 - cit - 76 Sqn - DSO

YOUNG, Ralph Erskine, WC - 440303 - cit - 7 Sqn - DSO

YOUNG, Ronald Henry, WC - 430108 - cit - 464 Sqn - DSO

YULE, Robert Duncan, WC - 440317 - cit - 15 Wing - DSO


RE: Progress to 20 October (1)
Author: Jim Robinson (Guest)
Time Stamp:
20:38:14 Sunday, October 21, 2001
Post:
Mr Halliday,

What can one say?

I've always thought that the recipients of the DSO have been under-valued. Some of the actions, particularly for junior officers, were almost, and who knows with someone else writing or reading the recommendation, worthy of the VC. I've been trying to do a bit of research into the recipients for a couple of years, unfortunately I haven't got very far because the PRO is about 100 miles away!

Can I just say how grateful I am that you have been generous enough to post this onto the board.

Thank you

Jim Robinson


RE: DSO and VC awards
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
22:40:49 Sunday, October 21, 2001
Post:
The line between a VC and a lesser award is often hard to draw. I explored this a few years ago in an article, "VC or Not VC: The Awarding of a Battlefield Icon" (published in CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY) which dealt chiefly with VC awards (and awards denied) in respect of RCAF personnel. More recently I have had cause to look at one RCN nomination for a VC (downgraded to a CGM - properly, I think) and several VC nominations for Canadian army personnel which ended up as DSO, DCM or MiD awards.

However, addressing the DSO awards just listed, if anyone needs a citation (and if I can supply one) I am more than willing to share. Where people can supply a missing unit - please do ! If anyone will be in doing research in the RAF Museum and can get more complete citations for 1942-43 awards - please help !

By way of a personal comment, I submit for study the following DSO, awarded NOT for an act of a few minutes or few hours duration, but for cool courage over several days, with the most horrible of deaths in prospect should the prinicpal actor fail in his task:

GROOM, Alan Douglas, W/C (37075, Royal Air Force) - Headquarters, 49th Indian Infantry Brigade - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 5 April 1946.

During the period October 27th to October 31st, 1945, Wing Commander Groom was working with the 49th Indian Infantry Brigade at Sourabaya, Java. Throughout this period the city was in the hands of an uncontrolled mob who, with Indonesian forces, launched continual and fanatical attacks against points held by detachments of Indian troops. The fighting was very bitter and lone men or small parties making their way to safety were butchered under circumstances of the utmost barbarity. British officers were dragged from their cars and murdered. Wing Commander Groom, in view of his personal knowledge of the Indonesian leaders, their language, and acquaintance with the freedom movement, volunteered to act as Liaison Officer. He completely ignored the extreme danger to his life, moving unarmed from area to area in which fighting was taking place and parleying with the frenzied mobs and their irresponsible leaders. Wing Commander Groom was threatened, abused and manhandled yet, despite fatigue, he continued unsparingly for 36 hours in his attempts to stop the attacks on our troops. By his efforts a number of engagements were brought to a close, and the movements of small bodies of troops to greater safety was successfully arranged. Wing Commander Groom afforded estimable help to the Brigade Commander. By his sustained gallantry and resolution he saved many lives and set an example that was an inspiration to all.


RE: DSO and VC awards
Author: John (Guest)
Time Stamp:
18:34:23 Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Post:
Hugh,congrats upon your list of DSO winners,bang-up job.

To add to your list:- Lt/Col R.B.Mayne(Paddy)he was a founding member of "L"Detachment Special Air Service took command after David Stirling's capture thru' the name changes to Special Raiding Squadron to 1st Special Air Service Regt.When I met him in early 1944 he was wearing the ribbon of the DSO with 2 bars so publishing the awards must have been long delayed.

Lt/Col A.S.Pearson,I believe was with the 1st Airborne Div.in N.Africa,Sicily and Italy(I'm not certain as I only have the order of battle for the division at Arnhem,he is not listed)incidently he is one of 8 to have been awarded a 3rd bar during WW 2 along with Embry and Tait.

In Paul Brickhill's book "The Dam Busters" he mentions Nick Knilans RCAF Madison Wis. joining 617 squadron from 619 squadron as already been awarded a DSO. John


RE: DSO and VC awards
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
20:24:58 Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Post:
Just the sort of feedback I need. I am puzzled at the reference to Knilans - my RCAF awards data base shows no decorations of any type to this man (possibly an RAF person I have overlooked ?) The Army Air Corps awards will be most difficult for me and I shall welcome guidance, in large measure because I am unfamiliar with that body, and some of folk like Mayne may have received their initial DSO (or DSO and first Bar) in a straight-forward infantry role. As I say - I am learning.


RE: DSO and VC awards
Author: Jim Robinson (Guest)
Time Stamp:
20:25:24 Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Post:
Hubert Clarence Knilans was a US citizen in the RCAF. Chaz Bowyer's Bomber Barons says he was awarded the DSO for his actions on 26/11/43 when he was with 619. Very soon after he was transferred to the USAAF, probably before the London Gazette published the award. Therefore as an American would the announcement/citation appear in the same way?

Jim


RE: DSO and VC awards
Author: Jim Robinson (Guest)
Time Stamp:
20:31:56 Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Post:
And again,

The Bowyer book says Knilans was also awarded the DFC.

I can't find any reference to Knilans in Carter's DFC book, but Alan Cooper's "Beyond the Dams to the Tirpitz" says "DFC approved 9/3/45.

Jim


RE: DSO and VC awards
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
21:04:02 Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Post:
Hot dog, gentlemen ! Now we are going places ! Carter lists honourary DFC awards to non-Imperial/Commonwealth personnel in the back of Volume 2 - and there is the entry:

KNILANS, Herbert Clarence, DSO, 1st Lieutenant (U-886194), USAAF, 617 Squadron, Approved 9/3/45.

This is terrific. If he was in the RCAF there will be a file on the man - but it still may not shed light on the DSO or events following his transfer to American forces. Has anyone had dealings with USAF Personnel Records to the extent they can provide me with an address to which I might write ? Given that we now have both his name and USAAF service number, there may be something in American records - wherever they are and however cooperative the Americans may be.


RE: Honourary DSO Awards
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
21:18:01 Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Post:
There were several honourary DSO awards (not gazetted) and Knilans is likely one. At this point I am encouraged to add the only other aerial DSO (honourary) of which I have been aware to date (and that only because he had a very direct RCAF connection), viz:

HARRINGTON, 1st Lieutenant Archibald Allan (USAAF O-885992) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.410 Squadron - award approved 18 January 1945 as an honourary award to an Americam national and not published in London Gazette. ). Logbook and memorabilia in RCAF Memorial Museum, Trenton. Citation in DHist file 181.009 D.3051 (National Archives of Canada RG.24 Vol.20634)

Lieutenant Harrington has operated with this squadron since June 1943, and has participated in a large number of operational sorties. Undeterred by enemy opposition, he has consistently pressed home his attacks with the utmost skill and determination. In air combats this officer has destroyed at least two enemy aircraft. On one occasion his aircraft was holed in many places and the petrol supply was nearly exhausted. Despite this, Lieutenant Harrington succeeded in returning to base safely. Throughout his operational career Lieutenant Harrington has shown skill and courage of a high standard.

HARRINGTON, 1st Lieutenant Archibald Allan (USAAF O-885992) - Distinguished Service Order - No.410 Squadron - award approved 18 January 1945 as an honourary award to an American national and not published in London Gazette. Citation in DHist file 181.009 D.3051 (National Archives of Canada RG.24 Vol.20634).

On the night of 25th November 1944, Lieutenant Harrington as pilot of an aircraft displayed outstanding courage and initiative and assisted in the destruction of three enemy aircraft.


RE: Honourary DSO Awards
Author: John (Guest)
Time Stamp:
22:19:42 Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Post:
Hugh,Further to #19 Have identified some more:-All these awards were for the Arnhem battle

Major R.Lonsdale DSO 11th Para Batt.Parachute Regt.1st Airborne Div.

Major B.A.Wilson DSO 21st Ind. Para Coy.Parachute Regt.

Lt/Col I.A.Murray DSO #1 Wing Glider Pilot Regt.

Two more judging by the dare of award:-

Capt.A.Grenville-Brown DSO

Lt.J.C.Williams DSO

The following two were maybe with the 6th Airborne Div.at the Rhine crossing:-

Major C.Perrin-Brown DSO

Major R.E.Warer DSO

All British Airborne units came under the overall command of the Army Air Corp early 1944

John

jwright.A T.hawk.igs.net


RE: Honourary DSO Awards
Author: John (Guest)
Time Stamp:
22:39:30 Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Post:
Hugh,Seems to be a double standard here on honourary awards as

Joe McCarthy and Chesley Peterson were both gazetted.John


RE: Honourary DSO Awards
Author: errolmartyn (Guest)
Time Stamp:
03:14:30 Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Post:
Hugh,

I don't think you ever got a response re Grandy's unit at the time of his DSO award.

A summary of his Record of Service appears on pp128-129 of Air Cdre Henry Probert's 'High Commanders of the Royal Air Force' pub by HMSO in 1991.

The DSO is dated 19.10.45 and the unit he was with at this time is recorded as HQ232 Group (as SASO) from 15.9.45; prior to this he was OC 341 Wing, ACSEA, from 3.2.45; and prior to this he was OC 73 OTU from 19.9.43.

Take your pick!

Regards,

Errol


RE: Honourary DSO Awards
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
03:44:02 Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Post:
Many thanks for the new material coming in. Sorting out the "Army Air Corps" awards is going to be a challange, as I should like to distinguish between those decorated for infantry work and those who were actually flying something ! FLIGHT (one of my earliest sources) identified some (with no details) whom I assumed to have been AOP pilots or glider pilots.

The "inconsistency" with respect to honourary awards is not so inconsistent. Joe McCarthy, for exanple, although an American, wore an RCAF uniform throughout the war and even stayed with the postwar RCAF. Peterson no doubt was recommended for his DSO whilst still a member of the RAF. The question of "honourary" awards came up when the intended recipient was not only a foreign national but also belonged to adistinctly foreign air force. This is perhaps best illustrated with respect to some DFC awards. J.16770 P/O L.B. Copenhaver, though an American, was a member of the RCAF when recommended for a DFC (gazetted 1 October 1943) - but having switched to the USAAF, his Bar to the DFC was an honourary award (approved 22 September 1944 but not gazetted). A variation on this was Vaclav Bergman who, as a member of the Czech Air Force, was awarded an honourary DFC (approved 11 July 1944 but not gazetted). After the war he joined the RAF and was awarded a Bar to the DFC (gazetted 24 April 1953).


RE: Honourary DSO Awards
Author: John (Guest)
Time Stamp:
13:56:49 Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Post:
Hugh,I can now confirm Lt/Col A.S.Pearson was a member of the Parachute Regt.

Lt/Col R.B.Mayne was awarded his 3rd bar to the DSO in March 1945 for operations in the Schleswig-Holstein area.

To try and clarify the Army A.C. this was a command function not a Regiment it consisted of 1st and 6th Airborne Divs,Glider Pilot Regt. and Special Air Service these were volenteer units, except for the Battallions of the Air Landing Brigades who were tranfered enmass retaining their regimental titles.All others were seconded from their parent regiments and awards and medals were named to these not to the Airborne Unit.

For example:- Lt/Col David Stirling DSO Scots Guards not SAS

Lt/Col Vladimir Peniakoff DSO General List not

Popskis Private Army.

Therefore I don't think these names belong on your list.

AOP Sqdn Army Pilots many of who were members of the Royal Artillery would be named to this Regiment.Some other army units such as The Long Range Desert Group maintained aircraft.The LRDG had two privately purchased WACO's piloted by Lt/Col G.L.Prendergast and Trooper Barker both held civil pilots licenses.The RAF refused permission for them to paint on RAF roundels so much for inter-service cooperation.

Hope this helps John



RE:-ARMY AIR CORP
Author: John (Guest)
Time Stamp:
23:18:05 Thursday, October 25, 2001
Post:
The Army Air Corp was formed on Dec.21st 1941 and within it the Glider Pilot Regt.On Aug 1st 1942 with the formation of the 1st Airborne Div.the Parachute Battalions were renamed the Parachute Regt. and formed a component of the corp.Additional units such as the SAS were added later.

Lt/Col A.S.Pearson DSO***MC went to N.Africa as a Major 2nd in Command to the 1st Batt.Parachute Regt later to command this batt. in Sicily and Italy.

I have been informed, but no names or supporting data that several awards of DFC and DFM to the Glider Pilot Regt.earned for bravery during the landing process,but named to their parent Regt.John



RE:-ARMY AIR CORP
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
11:09:35 Friday, October 26, 2001
Post:
Yes, there were many DFM and DFC awards to Army personnel - unhappily with not published citations (though recommedations exist for many in the PRO). One exampleI stumbled upon in researching RCAF awards:

WALKER, Peter Robert Trevithick, Captain (249055, Royal Artillery) - No.657 (Air Observation Post) Squadron, "B" Flight, attached to 5 Canadian Armoured Division - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 18 October 1945 "in recognition of gallant distinguished services in Northwest Europe." Information from Public Records Office Air 2/9132. Recommended for Distinguished Flying Cross (immediate), circa 16 May 1945; cleared Headquarters, First Canadian Army, 28 June 1945; duly signed as approved by Field Marshal Montgomery and by Air Marshal A. Conningham.

"On 28 April 1945 during the advance to Weiwerd, Holland, the leading company of the Irish Regiment of Canada had succeeded in penetrating far into the enemy lines. All efforts to contact this company by wireless had failed and the situation was fast becoming obscured. The artillery representative proving support for the advance was with the right forward company and he also was out of communication with the isolated company.

"Captain Walker, an Air Observation Officer, immediately volunteered to locate the company and control artillery fire. Flying over the last reported position this gallant officer searched the country at a height of 150 feet until he located the company. Remaining with this isolated company for over half an hour he brought down solely needed artillery support. Throughout the sortie this unarmed Auster aircraft was subjected to both heavy and light anti-aircraft fire but without hesitation Captain Walker continued with his task until his wireless set failed.

"Unable to call for artillery fire on a machine gun post which was holding up the company, Captain Walker made two mock dive bombing attacks on the post which enabled our infantry to reach the post before the crew could again man the gun.

"On returning to the air strip, Captain Walker reported detailed location of our forward troops as well as vital information regarding enemy dispositions.

"By his outstanding initiative, determination and skill this officer has contributed in no small way to the successful advance of the Irish Regiment of Canada."



RE: DSO and VC awards
Author: RodM
Time Stamp:
03:28:40 Friday, October 26, 2001
Post:
[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 26-Oct-01 AT 03:29 AM (GMT)[/font][p]Dear Hugh,

some interesting points here. I might add that the Oxford Companion to New Zealand Military History states that the Commander of New Zealand Division (army) during World War I refused to pass up the line VC recommendations submitted to him for officers, he only approved recommendations for NCOs and other ranks. Hence, no New Zealand Division officer was awarded a VC during the Great War, only 11 NCOs and other ranks.

Officers were awarded DSOs and such instead.

I would also like to add that in the case of F/Sgt. George Ashplant, a pilot in No. 166 Sqdn, his recommendation for a Victoria Cross was downgraded to a CGM. in March 1943.

Now consider this - George Ashplant was the pilot and captain of a Wellington bomber which raided Lorient on the night of the 13th Feb 1943.

During this night, Ashplant's Wellington collided with another aircraft, which hit the underside of the Wellington, ripping both engines out completely and also parts of the fuselage.

The Wellington obviously lost control and the order was given to bale out. However, the air bombers parachute was lost during the collision - Ashplant gave the air bomber his own parachute, thus ensuring that he now had no means of escape from an out of control Wellington that had no engines.

By some miracle Ashplant crash-landed the Wellington and survived.

The was recommended for a VC. You would think, that Ashplant's actions would rank with many acts of bravery that have earned the VC.

However, 'Bomber' Harris declined the recommendation in this instance and the award of a CGM (flying) was made. Why? Probably because the collision (with a Halifax)occurred over the U.K. when returning from the raid and had therefore not been the result of enemy action....

Some food for thought.

RodM


RE: Awards - Hugh Pontificates (1)
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
10:45:38 Friday, October 26, 2001
Post:
I may have posted some of this on earlier occasions (but it is the prerogative of people over 60 to repeat themselves). Precisely why Ashplant did not receive a VC may well be in Air 2 or Air 14 at the Public Record Office. However, I think the answer may be found in the following, exerpted from "VC or Not VC" (my article on these awards). Unhappily, I do not know how to get the footnotes into this posting and because of its length I shall cut it into three part for transmission:

There is a substantial body of documentation respecting Second World War Victoria Cross awards. Although the material was declassified in 1974, much of the data remains to be tapped. I saw some of this during a 1995 research expedition, but could not examine it all, much less assess it, because other matters had priority. Nevertheless, several points - remarkable points, I believe - emerge from this cursory study, which justify further research.

Let us begin by remembering that "Man Proposes - God Disposes". In the case of the Victoria Cross (and many other awards at that time), many might be recommended for honours, but the rules of the game and the final decisions were in British hands. They were not inflexible hands - in the case of at least one Canadian Army Victoria Cross - that to Lieutenant-Colonel C.C.I. Merritt - the British bent their own rules at the request of Canadians. But in the end, it was British committees - and even King George VI himself - who made the final decisions. A vigorous Canadian effort to have a Victoria Cross awarded to Chief Petty Officer Max Leopold Bernays, RCN, helmsman of HMCS Assiniboine during a vicious surface battle with U-210, foundered in the face of British intransigence - whether at the level of Admiralty or Buckingham Palace is not clear - and a Conspicuous Gallantry Medal was ultimately substituted.

The correspondence in Britain shows officials agonizing over who should receive a Victoria Cross and what might be substituted should a VC be vetoed. The problem was compounded by the fact that posthumous awards could be made with only three honours - the Victoria Cross, George Cross and Mention in Despatches. In the hierarchy of gallantry awards, these were the two highest and the very lowest. A gallant man who survived his brave feat could be rewarded with many types of decorations - one who died in the course of his courageous act could be given a VC, GC, or MiD - but nothing in between. Thus, in the three cases cited at the outset -McHarg, Sargent and Reichert - it had to be a VC, an MiD - or nothing.

British authorities from the outset were uneasy about awards to fighter pilots - or more particularly, about Victoria Crosses awarded merely for piling up large numbers of "kills" - and whereas at least eight First World War Victoria Crosses - one third of the air VCs of that conflict - went to high-scoring fighter pilots - Ball, Bishop, Barker, Hawker, Jerrard, McCudden, Mannock and Proctor - only two Commonwealth fighter pilots were awarded the Victoria Cross during the Second World War - and neither was a "high scorer" like Johnston, Malan or Beurling. There is more than a hint that Flight Lieutenant J.B. Nicholson's VC was motivated as much by political concerns (honouring Fighter Command as a body for winning the Battle of Britain) as for Nicholson's own heroism. The other fighter VC - to Lieutenant Robert Hampton Gray - appears as much as anything to have honoured the Fleet Air Arm at the moment of victory.



RE: Awards - Hugh Pontificates (2)
Author: HughAHalliday
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10:47:55 Friday, October 26, 2001
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But what is most often stated in the Air Ministry correspondence (and widely communicated to senior officers in the field) is that a Victoria Cross should be awarded for getting into trouble and not for getting out of trouble. In other words, desperate acts of self-preservation should not count as meriting the Victoria Cross. Desperate acts to execute a mission would qualify - from the suicidal attack on the Maastrict Bridges in May 1940 on through Guy Gibson's famous Dams Raid; desperate acts to save others would qualify (Andy Mynarski's Victoria Cross action is the finest possible example) - but furious self-preservation alone was not enough. William Barker's fight against odds of October 1918 would not have been a VC action by Second World War standards.

Apart from David Hornell and Andrew Mynarksi, how many members of the RCAF were recommended for Victoria Crosses ? I know of eight men who were recommended and who did not receive it (there may have been more; I cannot swear to have seen every relevant document). They were as follows:

Flight Lieutenant John Alan Anderson (J25399), whose VC recommendation was downgraded to a Distinguished Service Order, awarded in February 1945 for services with No.419 Squadron.

Flying Officer Harold Freeman (J22448), killed in action 24 May 1944. A Typhoon pilot with No.198 Squadron, shot down and killed attacking German radar units near Cherbourg.

Pilot Officer Harvey Edgar Jones (J12866), killed in action, 6 June 1944. A Dakota pilot with No.233 Squadron, shot down as he delivered paratroopers to the Caen area in the early hours of D Day.

Flight Sergeant Vernon Frederick McHarg (R118176), killed in action, 26 January 1943, a pilot with No.424 Squadron.

Flight Lieutenant William Eugene McLean (J35287), killed in action, 3 February 1945. A bomber pilot with No.514 Squadron.

Pilot Officer Clifford Clarence Reichert (J18983), killed in action, 23 June 1943, a pilot with No.408 Squadron.

Flight Lieutenant Paul Treneman Sargent (J10828), ki1led in action, 17 October 1943. A Sunderland pilot with No.422 Squadron.

Flight Lieutenant James Andrew Watson (J20076), killed in action on 27 April 1944. A bomber pilot with No.622 Squadron.

Why did the Mynarksi and Hornell recommendations succeed while these seven did not ? It is significant that six of the eight - Jones, Sargent, McHarg, McLean, Watson and Reichert - involved pilots staying at their posts while others were saved. In fact, this sort of thing happened with such frequency in Bomber Command that awarding a Victoria Cross in every instance would have devalued the award - "uncommon valour" was actually so common that it could not be properly rewarded. Moreover, it was stated more than once that pilots had a duty to remain at their posts for as long as possible; it smacked a bit of the adage that "The captain should go down with the ship", which was almost literally so with Flight Lieutenant Sargent, who went down with his Sunderland.

This rule was bent slightly in the case of a posthumous VC award to Squadron Leader Ian Willoughby Bazalgette, a Canadian who had enlisted directly in the RAF. He, too, had remained with his burning Lancaster in an attempt to save comrades - he actually rode the bomber down to a crash-landing in France because two injured crewmen could not bale out, but the aircraft exploded just as he touched down. Nevertheless, events preceding this had marked Bazalgette out for a VC rather than a Mention in Despatches; with his aircraft already heavily damaged by flak, he had nevertheless pressed on to a target to execute the duties of Master Bomber, remaining over the target as his own plight worsened.

As early as October 1942 consideration was being given to awards of Victoria Crosses for long-term, sustained gallantry rather than for specific daring deeds. In fact, only two such "periodic" VCs were ever awarded - to Wing Commander Guy Gibson and to Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, and then only after protracted discussions at Air Ministry Honours and Awards Committee level. Gibson is generally thought to have been awarded his VC for the famous Dams Raid, but Air Ministry correspondence reveals the extent of his service (four tours, 170 sorties) as factors. Cheshire was, in fact, a very brave man who had won three DSOs and a DFC by 1944; he had flown four tours totalling 100 sorties (536 operational hours) in the most dangerous of all RAF commands; there was almost nothing more to give him other than a Victoria Cross.

Nevertheless, Air Ministry shrank from rewarding further distinguished bomber pilots with a "long-haul" Victoria Cross; Group Captain J.B. Tait, recommended for a Victoria Cross, was granted a third Bar to his DSO, in part because authorities claimed that Tait's exploits (including the final sinking of the Tirpitz) had been blown out of proportion by the press, and because they were loath to treat the Cheshire case as a precedent to be followed. Similarly, a VC recommendation for Group Captain P.C. Pickard (DSO and two Bars, DFC, three tours, 105 sorties, killed while leading the famous low-level raid on Amiens Prison on 18 February 1944) was turned down on two grounds. Quoting Air Ministry minutes, these were:

(i) He had already been sufficiently decorated in relation to other officers with comparable records of service.

(ii) Press reports of his last sortie exaggerated its importance.

Given the reluctance of officials to award "long haul" VCs, it was almost inevitable that J.A. Anderson's VC nomination would be downgraded to a DSO. Like Pickard and Tait, the recommendation had been for a series of brave acts rather than for a single death-defying gamble. Compared to Cheshire's four tours, and the three tours completed by Gibson and Tait, Anderson had completed only one tour. In fact, given the reluctance with which Air Ministry approved a VC for Cheshire and his four tours, it was unlikely that Anderson's recommendation would succeed, given that he completed only one tour. Air Marshal Robert Saundby, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Bomber Command, wrote on 17 December 1944:

I do not think that this is up to V.C. standard. It mostly consists of brining back aircraft on a number of occasions which had been damaged by flak. No doubt very gallant efforts, and it is rather surprisng that F/L Anderson was not recommededfor a DFC at some time earlier in his operational career, since the incidents quoted extend from July 28th 1944 to October 146h, 1944.

I agree that a DSO would be appropriate.



RE: Awards - Hugh Pontificates (2)
Author: HughAHalliday
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10:48:38 Friday, October 26, 2001
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The case of Flying Officer Freeman generated considerable correspondence within Air Ministry. Leading a formation of eight Typhoons to attack a radar station prior to D Day, his aircraft had been hit by flak; the tail was almost completely shot away. He nevertheless pressed on to his target, dived to very low level and fired his rockets with deadly effect. As he attempted to pull up, the wingtip of the following aircraft touched Freeman's fuselage; both aircraft crashed in flames. His VC nomination failed on several grounds; he was conducting a mission of a type carried out before and by many others - "part of the general offensive rather than as a forlorn hope entailing exceptional risk"; many others were taking the same risks as Freeman; it was not clear that the flak hit had damaged his aircraft beyond all hope of return. Freeman's VC might still have succeeded but for the fact that officers in 2nd Tactical Air Force disagreed; Air Marshal Conningham did not consider Freeman's bravery up to VC standards while Conningham's immediate superior, Air Chief Marshal Leigh-Mallory supported the VC recommendation.

But perhaps the most interesting correspondence is associated with David Hornell's Victoria Cross - a recommendation which succeeded. On 4 July 1944 the Air Officer Commanding, Coastal Command (Air Chief Marshall Sholto Douglas) forwarded the Hornell nomination to Air Ministry. His arguments in support of the nomination were blatantly political:

Only one Victoria Cross has been awarded to Coastal Command in the course of the war. That award was made more than two years ago to the captain of a torpedo aircraft, who carried out a very gallant torpedo attack against a battle cruiser in Brest Harbour. I would point out that no award of the Victoria Cross has been made to any officer or airman engaged in anti-U-boat duties.

I feel that, apart from the outstanding heroism displayed by this officer, some recognition of the gallantry displayed by the crews of the anti-U-Boat squadrons in Coastal Command is well deserved.

The fact that this officer is a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving in a Canadian squadron, if anything strengthens the recommendation, in that it would be some small recognition of the very great part played by Dominion squadrons and Dominion air crew personnel in Coastal Command's successful war against the U-boat.

Air Ministry did not agree entirely with Air Chief Marshal Douglas; Flying Officer L.A. Trigg (RNZAF) had been awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross in 1943 following a successful attack on a German submarine although he had not been a member of Coastal Command; rather, he had flown under West African Air Forces control. Within Air Ministry the Hornell case was considered "borderline"; three factors appear to have swung opinion towards a VC - the fact that he was flying a cumbersome, underpowered Canso amphibian; his skill in effecting a crash-landing on the water without injury to his crew; his sustained leadership in the 21 hours that followed when the survivors endured exposure to the North Atlantic and depressing incidents including a failed life-boat drop. It is interesting to note, however, that Air Ministry, having decided to support a Victoria Cross for anti-submarine work, proceeded to support two (Hornell and Flying Officer J.A. Cruickshank, a Catalina pilot in No.210 Squadron).

Andrew Mynarski's Victoria Cross appears to have been much less political, yet the Air Ministry discussions concerning it reveal divisions and differences of opinion. It is worth remembering that in this instance the Canadians were not pushing for any specific award. Surviving crewmen had written to RCAF Headquarters asking if there could be some recognition for "Andy", and RCAF authorities considered it only in general terms; when RCAF Overseas Headquarters contacted Air Ministry in February 1946, it was merely to request that the circumstances of Mynarski's death be investigated "with a view to the possibility of a posthumous award to P/O Mynarski." It would appear that Air Marshal Bottomly, Air Officer Commanding Bomber Command, recommended a VC for Mynarski, in a document dated 30 August 1946.

Yet once the recommendation had been submitted, officials within Air Ministry debated whether his actions had been up to VC standards. There was no doubt that had he survived, he would have received a Distinguished Service Order, but dying did not automatically upgrade his deeds to those befitting a Victoria Cross. The circumstances were similar to those of a VC to Flight Sergeant G. Thompson, RAF who had gone through fire twice to save comrades; Mynarski, it was suggested, might not qualify as he had attempted to rescue only one man. The Chief of the Air Staff disagreed. In a strong minute, dated 10 September 1946, he wrote:

In my view the quality of the action in the two cases was identical, the quantity was different because P/O Mynarski only had one member of the crew to try and rescue, Flight Sergeant Thompson had two. I suggest that the award of the VC should be given on grounds of quality and not of quantity.

Virtually all officers agreed that Mynarski had deliberately sacrificed himself in his attempt to save a comrade, and the recommendation was duly agreed upon.

The paper debates indicate that, in the Second World War, the award of a Victoria Crosses was to be made according to some undefined standard. Courage is impossible to quantify, and the attempts by some to do so only underline the futility of such efforts. Although it does not relate directly to Victoria Crosses, a document circulated in Canada in 1944 showed AFHQ thinking as it attempted to relate "risk" to "awards" according to a formula in which the odds of perishing were expressed as a percentage:

(a) 85/100 % GC Acts of gallantry having entailed the supreme sacrifice or degree of risk equal to this condition.

(b) 50/85 % GM Risk of life being extremely great but less than the degree covered in (a).

(c) 25/50 % AFC The degree of gallantry

AFM, being less than that

OBE, of (b)

MBE,

BEM

(d) 1/25 % Commendation



RE: Awards - Hugh Pontificates (2)
Author: John (Guest)
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12:50:54 Friday, October 26, 2001
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It would be interesting to know the rational behind the VC awards to F/O Garland and Segt.T.Gray and not to LAC L.R.Reynolds the part-time gunner in the same aircraft.Segt.Gray as the observer probably had as little input into the action as Reynolds or was it,so as to not reward 3 people in the same plane altho'in the past notably at Rouke's Drift where 11 VCs were awarded for the same action.Or was it because Air Gunner at that time was apart-time job not their main trade?


RE: Awards - VC questions
Author: HughAHalliday
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21:57:02 Friday, October 26, 2001
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To begin with, disregard Rorke's Drift etc. The fact is that the VC evolved, and the standards for a VC changed over time. Comparing 19th Century awards with 20th Century awards is not fair - and even comparing those of the First World War with those of the Second World War is inappropriate. As of 1879 there was very little to recognize bravery except a VC (the DSO did not appear until 1884, the MC until 1914, the MM until 1916). The Americans had the same problem about that time - nothing to hand out except the Congressional Medal of Honour (so they awarded about a dozen to the survivors of the Little Big Horn).

But, to the case you cite (Garland and Gray getting VC, Renolds not getting it) - I know that this was discussed in Air Ministry at some length - I saw the papers in the PRO, Air 2/5686 when I was there in 1997. Unhappily, I was reseraching something else at the time, was rushing, and so did not copy the relevant pages. Thus, all I can say is that the situation did not escape the attention of authorities - today I would like to know myself just how they rationalized their decision.

At this point I am prepared to pay anyone the costs of copying the relevant pages from Air 2/5686 and mailing them to me to study and compare with such documents as I already have. Help will be acknowledged and findings shared.


DSO in comparison to CGM
Author: Jim Robinson (Guest)
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23:04:27 Friday, October 26, 2001
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One point I have noticed,

Using Hugh's names I have sorted the list by date. It shows that 953 DSOs were awarded from January 43 until 46. In the same period the CGM (Flying), the other rank equivalent, was awarded 109 times. Can this be accounted for by the disparity in ranks of air crew?

I have also heard that the DFC was not valued as much by the actual participants as a DFM, because it was perceived that it was "easier" for the former to be awarded.

Was there a genuine bias when medals were awarded?

I don't have an axe to grind, I'm just curious.

Jim


RE: DSO in comparison to CGM
Author: HughAHalliday
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00:05:46 Saturday, October 27, 2001
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I have no answers but one question and one observation re DSO vs CGM. The question (which may unanswerable) concerns the percentage of aircrew who were commissioned (and thence eligible for the DSO) vs the percentage of aircrew who were non-commissioned (and thence not eligible for the DSO but were eligible for the CGM).

Observation - I know of many instances where a person, as a Flight Sergeant, was recommended for a DFM but, as the paperwork went up the chain of command, was promoted to Warrant Officer or commisioned, with the result that the award finally gazetted was a DFC. It is not inconceivable that a person recommended for CGM might have been promoted while the award was "in the pipeline" and a DSO substituted. To be absolutely certain, one would have to either have access to the original recommendations (scattered through the PRO) or check the squadron ORBs to determine ranks at the time of being recommended.

Was the DFM more highly regarded than the DFC ? I do not know with certainty. What do the veterans say ? There may have been an inordinate pride in a DFM because (a) it was a ticket to a commission with its perks and pay and (b) there were relatively few Bars to the DFM (a recipient who was commissioned could expect a DFC as his next award).

Was the DFM harder to win ? Not from my observations.

Were there biases ? Yes (again, my impression is that the bias was IN FAVOUR of Commonwealth aircrew; for all the griping you often hear, the "colonials" seem to have had an edge when gongs were handed out). Were there other biases ? Almost certainly - and they would differ with time and place. High casualty rates resulted in a "tilt" towards Bomber Command - and at various times the Voice of God (a.k.a. the Air Ministry) would suggest (i.e. order) added awards for Photo Recce crews, or ASR crews, or that some transport DFC recommendations should be AFCs instead, etc.

No system could ever be absolutely fair and unbiased - unless the system was one in which NOBODY got ANYTHING - like the Swiss.

Cuckoo clock, anyone ?


RE: More on Award Quotas
Author: HughAHalliday
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13:30:08 Saturday, October 27, 2001
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A mixture of things from previous writings:

"At the level of operational awards there was a quota system applied. The system had been worked out by British authorities at the beginning of the war. About halfway through the war the policy had been reviewed, but few changes were effected. The number of awards granted would be dependant upon the number of operational hours flown within a Command, modified by a 'divisor' which varied according to whether or not the Command was in an active combat zone (Aden, for example, would be considered a 'low intensity operations zone' and be accorded very few 'gongs'). The 'divisor' also varied with the degree of hazard associated with the Command. Even in September 1939, Bomber Command was considered the most dangerous of all formations, so the divisor was 300; for Fighter Command it was 1,000, and for Coastal Command it was 2,000. Thus, if a Bomber Command formation flew 6,000 combat hours over a period of time it would be entitled to twenty gallantry awards; the same number of hours in Fighter Command would bring six awards, while in Coastal Command it would bring three 'gongs'. These figures were modified during the war; by 1942 the Coastal Command 'divisor' had dropped to about 1,000 hours per award while Fighter Command had dropped to about 500 hours per gallantry decoration, both having suffered heavier casualties than had been anticipated earlier. Different 'divisors' were assigned for non-combat awards (i.e. British Empire Medals for technical services) and still other 'divisors' for Mention in Despatches. In theory, no quota limits were imposed on Victoria Cross awards."

In the course of other research (particularly pertaining to the DFC awarded F/L L.E.E. Atkinson in July 1940) I found (in PRO Air 2/6085 (Non-Immediate Awards, 1940-1941) not only the original recommendation for this award but details as to how Bomber Command awards were allocated for June 1940. The "divisor" had by then been dropped to 150. Total Bomber Command flying for June had been 16,090 hours, to which were added 506 hours that had been held over from May (total of 16,596 hours). With the divisor of 150 applied, Bomber Command was deemed eligible for 110 awards, from which ten immediate awards were subtracted for a total of 100. The submission including Atkinson's recommended DFC covered a total of 65 awards - one DSO, 27 DFCs, one Bar to DFC, 35 DFMs and one Bar to DFM.

More to dazzle and befuddle your friends at your next party.



RE: Honorary DSO Awards
Author: HughAHalliday
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11:54:43 Sunday, October 28, 2001
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The matter of honorary awards (ungazetted awards to members of non-British or Commonwealth forces) has been raised in a couple of earlier posts, notably with respect to H.C. Knilens and A.A. Harrington (both Americans, posts 23 to 25). I have recently had another brought to my attention - F.P.V. Rolleghem (Belgian).

Nick and Carol Carter, in their book THE DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS AND HOW IT WAS WON, list numerous honorary awards of that decoration, and they also report the documents consulted to compile their lists - Air 30/157 (1940), Air 30/163 (1941), Air 30/170 (1942), Air 30/175 (1943), Air 30/181 (1944), and 30/186 (1945) and Air 30/201 (1946). They also report citations as having been found for some (not all awards) in Air 2/9006 (USA), Air 2/9022 (France), Air 2/9115 (USA again), Air 2/9311 (Italian), Air 2/10444 (French), Air 2/12419 (Norwegian) and Air 2/12420 (USA in Korean War). Presumably the files that yielded DFC awards would do the same for DSOs.



RE: DSO/FAA - Progress Report (1)
Author: HughAHalliday
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14:00:00 Saturday, August 11, 2001
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BAKER-FAULKNER, Roy Sydney, Lieutenant-Commander (A), DSC - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 30 May 1944 - HMS Victorious - reported in Flight, 8 June 1944, "For undaunted courage, skill and determination in carrying out the daring attack on the German battleship Tirpitz on April 3rd, 1944."

BAYLISS, Horace Temple Taylor, Captain - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 10 July 1945 - HMS Vindex - For the passage of three convoys to North Russia in 1944 and 1945.

BEALE, George Henry, Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 8 January 1942 - HMS Illustrious - For services during withdrawal from Crete.

BIBBY, Robert Edgar, Temporary Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 20 January 1942 - No.830 Squadron - For operations from Malta.

BOLT, Arthur Seymour, Captain - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 29 June 1951 - HMS Theseus - Korean War service.

BRABNER, Rupert Arnold, Lieutenant-Commander (A) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 September 1942 - HMS Eagle - reported in Flight, 24 September 1942, "For bravery and resolution in H.M. Ships while escorting an important convoy to Malta." Seedie's identifies this as Operation HARPOON (convoy from Gibraltar to Malta, 11-15 June 1942).

BRAMWELL, Hugh Peter, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 23 June 1940 - HMS Ark Royal - "For service in the Fleet Air Arm over the Norwegian coast."

BRUEN, John Martin, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 10 November 1942 - HMS Indomitable - "For bravery and dauntless resolution...when an important convoy was fought through to Malta in the face of relentless attacks by day and night from submarines, aircraft and surface forces." Operation PEDASTAL (Gibraltar to Malta convoy, 11-16 August 1942).

CHEESMAN, Vernon Beauclerk George, Major, Royal Marines - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 16 January 1945 - HMS Indefatigable - For four attacks on Tirpitz, Altenfjord, August 1944.

CLIFFORD, Edward Wyndham, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 20 May 1941 - HMS Illustrious - further award for attack on Italian fleet, Taranto, 11 November 1940.

COCKBURN, Richard Cockburn, Temporary Lieutenant (A) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 25 November 1941 - HMS Ark Royal - reported in Flight, 4 December 1941, "for courage and resolution in operations in Mediterranean waters." Seedie's says, "Operations STYLE and SUBSTANCE - convoy from Gibraltar to Malta and passage of empty ships from Malta to Gibraltar from 21 July to 4 August 1941."

COKE, Charles Playfair, Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 10 November 1942 - HMS Victorious - Operation PEDASTAL (Gibraltar to Malta convoy, 11-16 August 1942).

COLQUHOUN, Kenneth Stuart, Captain - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 14 June 1945 - HMS Trumpeter - Birthday Honours List.

COLTHURST, Anthony Paul, Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 December 1942 - HMS Avenger - Seedie's identifies this as "Operation EV" (Convoys PQ 18 and QP 14, September 1942). See also P.W.V. Massy.

CONNOLLY, Gerald Joseph, Lieutenant-Commander (A) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 May 1945 - HMS Illustrious - Operation MERIDIAN (air strikes on oil refineries, Palembang, 24 and 29 January 1945).

COODE, Trevenen Penrose, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 16 September 1941 - HMS Ark Royal - "For the search for and destruction of the Bismark from 24 to 27 May 1941."

CORBETT, John William Spencer, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 16 December 1941 - No.826 Squadron - For air attacks against the enemy.

CORK, Richard John, Lieutenant (A), DSC - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 10 November 1942 - HMS Indomitable - "For bravery and dauntless resolution...when an important convoy was fought through to Malta in the face of relentless attacks by day and night from submarines, aircraft and surface forces." Operation PEDASTAL (Gibraltar to Malta convoy, 11-16 August 1942).

CROSSMAN, James, Temporary Acting Lieutenant-Commander (A) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 May 1945 - HMS Indefatigable - reported in Flight, 19 July 1945, "For bravery, skill and devotion to duty whilst serving in His Majesty's Ships Victorious, Illustrious, Indefatigable, Indomitable, in attacks on enemy oil installations at Palembang, Sumatra." Operation MERIDIAN (air strikes on oil refineries, Palembang, 24 and 29 January 1945).



RE: DSO/FAA - Progress Report (2)
Author: HughAHalliday
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14:02:35 Saturday, August 11, 2001
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DOUGLAS, James Sholto, Lieutenant-Commander (A) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 25 November 1941 - HMS Ark Royal - reported in Flight, 4 December 1941, "for courage and resolution in operations in Mediterranean waters." Seedie's says, "Operations STYLE and SUBSTANCE - convoy from Gibraltar to Malta and passage of empty ships from Malta to Gibraltar from 21 July to 4 August 1941."

DOWNES, Allen Sawbridge, Lieutenant (A) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 30 June 1942 - No.830 Squadron - For operations from Malta.

ESMONDE. Eugene, Lieutenant-Commander (A) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 16 September 1941 - HMS Victorious - Sinking of Bismark, 27 May 1941.

EVANS, Charles Leo Glandors, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 8 April 1941 - HMS Illustrious - For the destruction of many aircraft by No.806 Squadron. See Chris Shores, Aces High (2nd edition, London, Grub Street, 1994).

FELL, Michael Frampton, Acting Lieutenant-Commander (A) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 30 May 1944 - HMS Searcher - reported in Flight, 8 June 1944, "For undaunted courage, skill and determination in carrying out the daring attack on the German battleship Tirpitz on April 3rd, 1944."

FIDDES, Ronald Brian Milner, Lieutenant (A) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 10 November 1942 - HMS Indomitable - "For bravery and dauntless resolution...when an important convoy was fought through to Malta in the face of relentless attacks by day and night from submarines, aircraft and surface forces." Operation PEDASTAL (Gibraltar to Malta convoy, 11-16 August 1942).

FOSTER, David Ramsey, Temporary Lieutenant-Commander (A), DSC - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 May 1945 - HMS Victorious - reported in Flight, 19 July 1945, "For bravery, skill and devotion to duty whilst serving in His Majesty's Ships Victorious, Illustrious, Indefatigable, Indomitable, in attacks on enemy oil installations at Palembang, Sumatra." Operation MERIDIAN (air strikes of 24 and 29 January 1945).

GOING, George Robert Marshal, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 20 May 1941 - HMS Illustrious - further award for attack on Italian fleet, Taranto, 11 November 1940.

GRENFELL, Victor Cyril, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 21 October 1941 - HMS Victorious - Operation EF (air strikes on Kirkenes and Petsamo, 30 July 1941).

HALE, John William, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 20 December 1940 - HMS Illustrious - Attack on Italian fleet, Taranto, 11 November 1940.

HALL, Sidney James, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 3 October 1952 - HMS Glory - Korean operations.

HAY, Ronald Cuthbert, Captain (Temporary Major), DSC, Royal Marines - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 May 1945 - HMS Victorious - reported in Flight, 19 July 1945, "For bravery, skill and devotion to duty whilst serving in His Majesty's Ships Victorious, Illustrious, Indefatigable, Indomitable, in attacks on enemy oil installations at Palembang, Sumatra." Operation MERIDIAN (air strikes of 24 and 29 January 1945).

HAYNES, Gerald Mellor, Lieutenant, Royal Australian Navy - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 30 June 1942 - No.828 Squadron - For operations from Malta.

HILKEN, T.J.N., Captain, DSO - Bar to Distinguished Service Order - reported in Flight, 1 November 1945, "For distinguished service, efficiency and zeal while serving in His Majesty's Ships Emperor, Attacker, Searcher, Stalker. Pursuer and Hunter in the clearance of the Aegean and the relief of Greece during the period 1944-1945."

HODGKINSON, Guy Beauchamp, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 4 October 1940 - HMS Ark Royal - "For air operations in the Mediterreanean."

HOPKINS, Frank Henry Edward, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 17 February 1942 - No.830 Squadron - For an attack on a convoy in the Mediterranean. Following text from Flight, 12 March 1942. // In recognition of the leading part he played in a successful air attack on an important enemy convoy on its way to Tripoli on the night of January 23-24. It was due to his unflagging devotion to duty and his determination that the convoy, although outside the safe range of the Swordfish aircraft availing in the prevailing bad weather conditions, was located and attacked. As a result of this and other attacks the heavily escorted Italian liner Victoria (13,098 tons) was hit with torpedoes and almost certainly sank. To achieve this result, Lieutenant-Commander Hopkins made flights lasting nearly 12 hours through bad weather, which steadily grew worse. First he led a number of Swordfish on a search for the convoy. Rain and a low ceiling of cloud made the search very difficult. By the time the convoy was sighted all but two of the aircraft had been forced to return to their base. // Although he now knew that the convoy was outside the safe operational range of his aircraft, which meant that attacking aircraft might not be able to get home again, Lieutenant-Commander Hopkins was not deterred. He flew back to his base and organized a striking force of Swordfish torpedo-carrying aircraft. By this time the weather had grown still worse, but he set out again with the new formation. Again the convoy was located and the Swordfish dived to the attack. Two torpedoes were seen to hit the liner, and later aircraft reconnaissance could find no trace of this ship. It was Lieutenant-Commander Hopkins' refusal to be deterred from getting at the enemy which made this success possible.

HOWIE, Francis Deschamps, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 July 1941 - No.830 Squadron - Birthday Honours List.

KEIGHLY-PEACH, Charles Lindsay, Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 11 September 1940 - HMS Eagle - "For courage in recent engagements."

KEIGHLY-PEACH, Peter Lindsay, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 23 February 1952 - HMS Theseus - For service in Korean War up to 9 July 1951.

KINGSMILL, Charles Major, Temporary Acting Sub-Lieutenant (A) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 3 March 1942 - No.825 Squadron - For attacks on the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, and Prinz Eugen in the Channel on 12 February 1942. Cited with Sub-Lieutenant (A) R.M. Samples. Following text from Flight, 12 March 1942. // Temporary Acting Sub-Lieutenant (A) C.M. Kingsmill, RNVR, and Sub-Lieutenant (A) R.M. Samples, RNVR, who were pilot and observer of a Swordfish that was badly hit early in the action by cannon shells from an enemy fighter. Both were wounded, but with part of the aircraft shot away, and the engine and upper wing in flames, they flew on undaunted until they had taken aim and fired their torpedo. They then turned and tried to come down near some ships, but these opened fire, so they flew on until their engine stopped, and their aircraft came down into the sea. Soon afterwards they were picked up, still cheerful and dauntless, by one of His Majesty's ships. /// NOTE: Naval Airman 1st Class D.A. Bunch, air gunner to Kingsmill and Samples, was awarded the CGM with the following citation (reported in Flight, 12 March 1942). // With his machine on fire and the engine failing, he stayed steadfast at his gun, engaging the enemy fighters which beset his aircraft. He is believed to have shot one of them down. Throughout the action his coolness was unshakable.



RE: DSO/FAA - Progress Report (3)
Author: HughAHalliday
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LAMB, Charles Bentall, Lieutenant (A) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 20 January 1942 - No.830 Squadron - For operations from Malta.

LASHMORE, Martin Ernest, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 29 June 1943 - No.828 Squadron - For operations from Malta.

LEE, Edgar Frederick, Temporary Acting Sub-Lieutenant (A) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 3 March 1942 - No.825 Squadron - For attacks on the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, and Prinz Eugen in the Channel on 12 February 1942. Following text from Flight, 12 March 1942. // Temporary Acting Sub-Lieutenant (A) E.F. Lee, RNVR, who was Observer to Sub-Lieutenant Rose - Before the Swordfish had reached the enemy escort vessels their air gunner [Leading Airman A.L. Johnson, DSM] was killed. Sun-Lieutenant Lee stood up in the cockpit and directed the pilot so that he could evade the attacking enemy fighters. He went on doing this until his aircraft came down in flames. Then, although under fierce fire from the enemy, he got his wounded pilot, who was very much heavier than he, into his dinghy and returned to the aircraft but found it sinking. For an hour and a half he stayed on the flooded dinghy, tending and encouraging his wounded pilot, and never losing heart until both were rescued.

LEWIN, Edgar Duncan Goodenough, Lieutenant (A) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 25 November 1941 - HMS Ark Royal - Seedie's says, "Operations STYLE and SUBSTANCE - convoy from Gibraltar to Malta and passage of empty ships from Malta to Gibraltar from 21 July to 4 August 1941."

LUCY, William Paulet, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 9 May 1940 - HMS Ark Royal - reported in Flight, 23 May 1940, "For daring and resource in the conduct of hazardous and successful operations by the Fleet Air Arm against the enemy, especially on the coast of Norway."

MacRAE, A.B., Temporary Lieutenant (A) - Distinguished Service Order - reported in Flight, 6 September 1945, "For gallantry, skill and marked devtion to duty in air strikes in the Far East."

MANNING, John Samuel, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 30 January 1942 - No.800X Flight - For sorties from Malta.

MASSY, Patrick Wilfred Villiers, Lieutenant (A), DSC - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 December 1942 - HMS Avenger - reported in Flight, 17 December 1942, "For gallantry and skill in H.M. ships escorting an important convoy to North Russia in the face of relentless attack by enemy aircraft and submarines." Seedie's identifies this as "Operation EV" (Convoys PQ 18 and QP 14, September 1942).

McRAE, Alexander Bulkley, Lieutenant-Commander, Royal New Zealand Navy Volunteer Reserve - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 31 July 1945 - HMS Indomitable - Operation ICEBERG (air strikes on the Sakishima Islands, 26 March 1945).

NEWSON, Alan Charles, Major, Royal Marines - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 6 July 1943 - No.821 Squadron - For sorties against enemy shipping in the Mediterranean.

OSBORN, Heorge Myles Thomas, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 20 January 1942 - No.830 Squadron - For operations from Malta.

PARKER, Douglas Granger, Acting Lieutenant-Commander (A), DSC - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 20 November 1945 - 1st Aircraft Carrier Squadron. Reported in Flight, 13 December 1945, "For outstanding skill and courage while serving in His Majesty's Ships Formidable, Implacable, Victorious and Indefatigable in air operations against the Japanese during July and August 1945."

PARTRIDGE, Richard Thomas, Captain (Royal Marines) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 9 May 1940 - HMS Ark Royal - reported in Flight, 23 May 1940, "For daring and resource in the conduct of hazardous and successful operations by the Fleet Air Arm against the enemy, especially on the coast of Norway."

PATCH, Oliver, Captain, Royal Marines - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 14 January 1941 - HMS Eagle. Seedie's states, "For a torpedo attack by Swordfsh aircraft on El Gazala on 23 August 1940."

RANCE, Victor, Acting Lieutenant-Commander (A) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 30 May 1944 - HMS Victorious - reported in Flight, 8 June 1944, "For undaunted courage, skill and determination in carrying out the daring attack on the German battleship Tirpitz on April 3rd, 1944."

ROBERTS, Cedric Kelelm, Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 19 May 1953 - HMS Ocean - services in Korea.

ROE, Arthur John Talbot, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 15 September 1942 - No.830 Squadron - Operation HARPOON (convoy from Gibraltar to Malta, 11-15 June 1942).

ROSE, Brian Westland, Temporary Acting Sub-Lieutenant (A) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 3 March 1942 - No.825 Squadron - For attacks on the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, and Prinz Eugen in the Channel on 12 February 1942. Following text from Flight, 12 March 1942. // Temporary Acting Sub-Lieutenant (A) B.W. Rose was pilot of one of the Swordfish aircraft sent to attack the German battle-cruisers. His aircraft was hit early in the action, but though in great pain from a wound in his back he held on his course. Another hit burst his petrol tank and the engine began to fail, but with unshaken resolve he flew on, and came within 2,000 yards of the enemy before he dropped his torpedo, which was last seen running well towards the target. Then he flew back across the fire of the enemy escorts, and his aircraft now on fire, came down into the sea just beyond.

ROTHERHAM, Geoffrey Alexander, Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 16 September 1941 - HMS Sparrowhawk - sinking of Bismark, May 1941.

SAMPLES, Reginald McCartney, Temporaray Sub-Lieutenant (A) - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 3 March 1942 - No.825 Squadron - For attacks on the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, and Prinz Eugen in the Channel on 12 February 1942. See entry for Temporary Acting Sub-Lieutenant (A) C.M. Kingsmill.

SAUNT, Wilfred Henry Gerald, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 29 July 1941 - HMS Formidable - Battle of Cape Matapan, 28 March 1941.

SAVAGE, Edward Graham, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 10 November 1942 - HMS Victorious - Operation PEDASTAL (Gibraltar to Malta convoy, 11-16 August 1942).

SHORT, Kenneth Albert, Acting Captain - Distinguished Service Order awarded as per London Gazette dated 19 June 1945 - HMS Campania - reported in Flight, 6 September 1945, "For outstanding courage, determination and skill while serving in HMS Campania in escorting a convoy to and from Russia under continuous and fierce attacks by the enemy and in exceptionally hard weather conditions." Seedie's identifies this as Operation HOTBED (convoy to North Russia, February 1945).

SLEIGH, James Wallace, Acting Lieutenant-Commander (A), DSC - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 30 May 1944 - HMS Pursuer - reported in Flight, 8 June 1944, "For undaunted courage, skill and determination in carrying out the daring attack on the German battleship Tirpitz on April 3rd, 1944."

STEAD, John Dalyell, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 29 July 1941 - HMS Formidable - Battle of Cape Matapan, 28 March 1941.

SURTEES, V.V., Captain, DSO - Bar to Distinguished Service Order - reported in Flight, 1 November 1945, "For outstanding courage, determination and skill, while serving in HMS Nairana in escorting a convoy to and from North Russia under continuous and fierce attacks by the enemy and in exceptionally hard weather conditions."

SWANTON, Francis Alan, Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 3 October 1952 - HMS Glory - Korean operations.

TORLESSE, Arthur David, Captain - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1946 - HMS Hunter - New Year Honours List.

TORRENS-SPENCE, Frederick Michael Alexander, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 2 December 1941 - No.815 Squadron. - For attacks in the Adriatic and in Albania.

WILLIAMSON, Kenneth, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 20 December 1940 - HMS Illustrious - Attack on Italian fleet, Taranto, 11 November 1940.

WOODS, Gerald Alexander Llewellyn, Lieutenant-Commander - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 March 1942 - HMS Argus - "For operations against enemy submarines from November 1941 to January 1942."