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    Default Plt Off R. EDMOND DFC

    Hi guys

    Can anyone provide first name and citation details for the above who served at Malta with 69 Squadron 1941 and 223 Squadron ME 1942?

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    Brian

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    Your man is 129960 Ronald Edmond whose DFC citation is published in the London Gazette (you can most easily search it out by using his service number). He was subsequently awarded an AFC (see below) and then Bar to the DFC (without a published citation and, alas, for which I have no text either).

    EDMOND, Ronald, F/O, DFC (129960, RAFVR) - No.13 Operational Training Unit - Air Force Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 September 1944. Public Record Officer Air 2/9019 (material provided courtesy of Steve Brew) has citation which was raised when he had flown 977 hours (181 in previous six months).

    "This officer has served as instructor (pilot) at the Unit for twelve months, after completing his first tour of operations. He has proved himself to be an exceptionally keen pilot and an instructor who is above the average. He has executed excellent work in his flight, both on the ground and in the air. He recently he has on many occasions assumed temporary command of his flight with the utmost reliability. His untiring energy has been most praiseworthy. Flying Officer Edmond has also flown 225 hours on operations."

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