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    Default Gp Capt Owen Aubrey Morris (32052, Royal Airforce)

    I have been trying to find Aubrey's date of promotion to Wing Commander. Last time this area was reviewed HughAHalliday kindly quoted his DSO citation but said it was taken from the Air Ministry Bulletin 9917 of 18 April 1943. I have looked this up (on-line) but no joy. I have also been unable to find the citation of his 'Mentioned in Despatches' on 1 January 1946.

    Please, can anyone help with these two matters !!

    EuanCameron

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    Hello,

    http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36245/supplements/4975

    Col.

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    Col

    Thank you kindly for the London Gazette reference. Oddly his Log Book shows he had the rank in March 1941!!

    Does anyone know where Aubrey's DSO citation and his 'Mentioned in Dispatches' can be accessed.

    Euan

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    Euan

    The LG entry is for his war substantive promotion from Temporary Wing Commander which means he had probably been an acting Group Captain from 30 Mar 1943.

    He was promoted to Temp Wg Cdr on 1 Mar 1941

    http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35102/pages/1449

    Malcolm

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    To the best of my knowledge, the Air Ministry Bulletins are not online. I consulted them several years ago at the RAF Museum, Hendon. Although his DSO citation was in said Bulletins, you would likely get much more if you tracked down the original recommendation at Kew.

    As to getting a citation to a Mention in Despatches, good luck ! See the following thread:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2402-Mention-in-Despatches-Citation/page2

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    Default EuanCameron

    This was so useful. Thank you
    Euan


    Quote Originally Posted by HughAHalliday View Post
    To the best of my knowledge, the Air Ministry Bulletins are not online. I consulted them several years ago at the RAF Museum, Hendon. Although his DSO citation was in said Bulletins, you would likely get much more if you tracked down the original recommendation at Kew.

    As to getting a citation to a Mention in Despatches, good luck ! See the following thread:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2402-Mention-in-Despatches-Citation/page2

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    Default EuanCameron

    Really useful information. Thank you.

    Euan

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    Euan

    The LG entry is for his war substantive promotion from Temporary Wing Commander which means he had probably been an acting Group Captain from 30 Mar 1943.

    He was promoted to Temp Wg Cdr on 1 Mar 1941

    http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35102/pages/1449

    Malcolm

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    Hugh

    Many thanks. I see what you mean about MID'S.

    Euan

    Quote Originally Posted by HughAHalliday View Post
    To the best of my knowledge, the Air Ministry Bulletins are not online. I consulted them several years ago at the RAF Museum, Hendon. Although his DSO citation was in said Bulletins, you would likely get much more if you tracked down the original recommendation at Kew.

    As to getting a citation to a Mention in Despatches, good luck ! See the following thread:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2402-Mention-in-Despatches-Citation/page2

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