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    I have a F/S A. Dickinson, DFM (??1273) listed on a Movement Order for No.34 OTU, Pennfield Ridge (Canada) dated 29 August 1942.

    Looking for his complete name and citation for DFM if possible.

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    Christian

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    Hello Christian,

    From the London Gazette:

    Air Ministry, 21st November, 1941.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.

    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards:-

    Distinguished Flying Medal.

    751273 Sergeant Alfred DICKINSON, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No.83 Squadron.

    LG Issue 35353 pp.6704-5


    Air Ministry, 12th November, 1943.

    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards:-

    Bar to Distinguished Flying Medal.

    751273 Flight Sergeant Alfred DICKINSON, D.F.M., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No.83 Squadron.

    LG Issue 36245. pp.4971-3.

    No Citation for either award mentioned.

    Col.
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    For whatever reason the London Gazette does not recognize when searching by his service number. However I found the references you mentioned when I searched under the name you provided.

    Thanks Col. Greatly appreciated.

    Christian
    Last edited by PennfieldParish; 30th January 2011 at 02:07.

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    This Wop/AG has now completed 32 sorties over enemy territory involving over 198 hours operational flying. The coolness and the accuracy of his observationas while under fire have been remarkable. In particular, at Berlin on the night of 17/18 Alril 1941, he plotted bomb bursts while under heavy anti-aircraft fire, the accuracy of which was subsequently confirmed by photographs. He seized every opportunity to attack enemy searchlights with machine-gun fire and has been particularly successful in reducing their activities. Sgt. Dickinson has been specially noticeable for his cheerfulness, keeness and enthusiasm on all occasions. His determination to attack the enemy and his spirit of efficiency have contributed very largely to the many successful sorties in which he has been engaged.(DFM Register for WWll with Official Recommendation Details - Ian Tavender)

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    Thanks John!

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