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RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces Awards

This is a database of all commonwealth airforces Awards in the Second World War. Database developed with help of Malcolm Barrass and Jagan Pillarisetti. DSO listing provided by Hugh Halliday. Citations sourced from the London Gazette Website. Medal Ribbons from Wikipedia.

In this context we recommend reference books that include Honour the Air Forces by Michael Maton, The Distinguished Flying Cross and How It Was Won 1918-1945 by Nick Carter and Carol Carter, The Distinguished Flying Medal: A record of courage, 1918-1982 by I. T Tavender

There are a total of 81173 Award records in this database. Your query returns 81173 records

Award Name Number Date/Year/Month Unit Force
VC : 30 GC : 27 GBE(M) : 4 KBE(M) : 44 DBE(M) : 3 CBE(M) : 548 DSO : 1222 OBE(M) : 1422 MBE(M) : 2338
DFC : 20927 MC : 85 AFC : 2481 CGM(F) : 107 BEM(M) : 2320 DFM : 6484 MM : 131 AFM : 292 MiD : 42710
DateAwardRankName (Number)UnitRibbon
1920-04-01DSOFlt LtWalter Fraser ANDERSON (No Number)47 Sqdn
Flt. Lt. Walter Fraser Anderson (Pilot) Observer Officer John Mitchell (Observer), " C " Flight, 47th Squadron. On 30th July, 1919, near Cherni Yar (Volga), these' officers were '-pilot and observer respectively, on a D.H. 9 machine, which descended to an .altitude of 1,000 feet to take oblique photographs of the enemy's 'positions. A second machine of the same flight which followed as escort was completely disabled by machine-gun fire, and forced to land five miles behind the enemy's foremost troops. Parties of hostile cavalry which attempted to capture the pilot and observer of the crashed machine were kept away by the observer's Lewis gun whilst the pilot burnt the machine. Flight Lieut. Anderson, notwithstanding that his petrol tank had been pierced by a machine-gun bullet, landed alongside the wrecked aeroplane, picked up the pilot and observer, and got safely home. The risk involved in attempting this gallant rescue was very great, as had any accident occurred in landing £be fate of all four officers can only be conjectured. The difficult circumstances of the rescue will be fully appreciated when it is remembered that Observer Officer Mitchell had to mount the port plane to stop the holes in the petrol tank with his thumbs for. a period of fifty minutes' flying on the return journey. London Gazette No. 31847, Dated 1920-04-01
1920-04-01DSOFg OffrSamuel Marcus KINKEAD (No Number)47 Sqdn
Flying Officer Samuel Marcus Kirikeady D.S.C., D.F.C. (late H.L. Irif. and R.N.A.S.), " A " Detachment: On 12tih October, 1919, near Kotluban, this officer led a formation of Garnet machines and attacked the Cavalry Division of Dumenko. By skilful tactics in low flying he dispersed this force, which had turned the left flank of the Caucasian Army, and threatened to jeopardise the whole defence of Tzaritzin. Flying Officer Kinkead has carried out similar attacks.on enemy troops, batteries, camps and transport with great success and at considerable personal risk . Previous awards:—D.S. Cross 22.2.1918, Bar to D.S. Cross 26,4.1918, D.F. Cross' 3.8.1918, Bar to D.F. Cross 2.11.1918 (201st Squadron, France). London Gazette No. 31847, Dated 1920-04-01
1920-04-01DSOPlt OffrJohn MITCHELL (No Number)47 Sqdn
Flt. Lt. Walter Fraser Anderson (Pilot) Observer Officer John Mitchell (Observer), " C " Flight, 47th Squadron. On 30th July, 1919, near Cherni Yar (Volga), these' officers were '-pilot and observer respectively, on a D.H. 9 machine, which descended to an .altitude of 1,000 feet to take oblique photographs of the enemy's 'positions. A second machine of the same flight which followed as escort was completely disabled by machine-gun fire, and forced to land five miles behind the enemy's foremost troops. Parties of hostile cavalry which attempted to capture the pilot and observer of the crashed machine were kept away by the observer's Lewis gun whilst the pilot burnt the machine. Flight Lieut. Anderson, notwithstanding that his petrol tank had been pierced by a machine-gun bullet, landed alongside the wrecked aeroplane, picked up the pilot and observer, and got safely home. The risk involved in attempting this gallant rescue was very great, as had any accident occurred in landing £be fate of all four officers can only be conjectured. The difficult circumstances of the rescue will be fully appreciated when it is remembered that Observer Officer Mitchell had to mount the port plane to stop the holes in the petrol tank with his thumbs for. a period of fifty minutes' flying on the return journey. London Gazette No. 31847, Dated 1920-04-01
1920-04-01DSOFg OffrSydney Gilbert FROGLEY (No Number)47 Sqdn
Flying Officer Sydney Gilbert Frogley, D.F.C., " A " Detachment (3/R. Berks). A fleet of about forty Bolshevik vessels,, armed with all descriptions of guns, having broken through the defences of the Volunteer Army, commenced a bombardment of T'zaritzin. Flying Officer Frogley led a formation of machines on 15th October, 1919, and at a height of 1,000 feet dropped his bombs with such effect that the fleet was dispersed several vessels having been destroyed. During a period of four months, this officer has rendered invaluable services in South Russia. , (The award of Distinguished, Flying Cross is also announced in this Gazette:') London Gazette No. 31847, Dated 1920-04-01
1920-07-12DSOFg OffrHorace Percy LALE (No Number)
1920-07-20DSOFlt LtJohn William Boldero GRIGSON (No Number)
1923-05-23DSOMajorArthur EB PARSONS (No Number)
1924-06-11DSOSqn LdrEdye Rollston MANNING (No Number)
1925-11-20DSOSqn LdrArthur John CAPEL (No Number)
1926-05-28DSOSqn LdrJames Milne ROBB (No Number)
1928-03-23DSOSqn LdrFrancis H COLEMAN (No Number)30 Sqdn
1931-06-23DSOSqn LdrGeorge C GARDINER (No Number)55 Sqdn
1933-10-06DSOBarISqn LdrMatthew Brown FREW (No Number)
1936-05-08DSOSqn LdrKenneth Harries RIVERSDALE-ELLIOT (No Number)27 Sqdn
1936-11-06DSOSqn LdrHerbert Martin MASSEY (No Number)
1937-12-10DSOWg CdrJohn Cotesworth SLESSOR (No Number)
1937-12-21DSOGp CaptNorman Howard BOTTOMLEY (No Number)
1937-12-21DSOWg CdrAlan LEES (No Number)
1938-04-03DSOFlt LtJohn Francis Tufnell BARRETT (No Number)
1938-05-06DSOSqn LdrEric Ralph C HOBSON (No Number)
1938-08-16DSOWg CdrBurton ANKERS (No Number)3 Wing
1938-09-13DSOSqn LdrBasil Edward EMBRY (9252)20 Sqdn
1939-02-28DSOSqn LdrNoel Christie SINGER (28057)6 Sqdn
The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the undermentioned reward for gallant and distinguished service rendered in Palestine London Gazette No. 34603, Dated 1939-02-28
1939-03-28DSOBarIWg CdrJohn Francis Tufnell BARRETT (No Number)8 Sqdn
The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the undermentioned rewards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Aden Protectorate London Gazette No. 34611, Dated 1939-03-28
1939-03-28DSOFg OffrRobert C WADDELL (No Number)
Notification only London Gazette No. 34611, Dated 1939-03-28
1939-09-15MiDWg CdrEdward Barker ADDISON (15065)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDSgtA E BALLAM (563019)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDWOG COSTICK (No Number)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDFlt LtLewis Mackenzie CROOKS (23280)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDFlt LtAlfred Charles CUMING (29121)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDFlt LtAdrian Max Nicholas DE LAVISON (37955)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDWON A HAMILTON (No Number)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDAir CmdeD HARRIES (1165)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDAVMA T HARRIS (1166)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDSqn Ldr Philip JONES (16096)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDFlt SgtPeter Robert Gibson LYNCH (513337)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDCplAlbert Edgar MAYHEW (564933)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDSqn LdrHector Douglas McGREGOR (27031)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDSgtL A J PATSY (562925)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDA/SgtL C H REEVES (590408)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDWOW D RICHARDSON (No Number)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDWg CdrA P RITCHIE (8069)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDSqn LdrNoel Christie SINGER (28057)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDFg OffrDeryck Cameron STAPLETON (37948)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDFlt SgtR S SW EETLOVE (357833)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDMatronC WALKER (No Number)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDSgtStanley Charles WHITE (363042)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDSgtP R WILTSHIRE (50660)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-09-15MiDSgtG H YEO (590368)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 34683, Dated 1939-09-15
1939-10-10DFCActg Flt LtKenneth Christopher DORAN (37467)110 Sqdn
Flying Officer (acting Flight Lieutenant) Kenneth Christopher DORAN (37467) Early in September, 1939, this officer led an attack against an enemy cruiser. In face of heavy gun fire and under extremely bad weather conditions he pressed home a successful low attack with great determination. London Gazette No. 34705, Dated 1939-10-10

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