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    Hello chaps,

    The London gazette records Lionel Sydney Frost DFC (113435) as resigning his commission in 1947. My question is, can anyone find the announcement of his DFC in the LG, or anyone with Maton's Honour the Air Forces have a look for me?

    Cheers, Tom

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    Hi,

    Carter says, 74 Sqn, LG 14/9/45, page 4579. No citation.

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    http://beta.gazettes-online.co.uk/ViewPDF.aspx?pdf=37265&geotype=London&gpn=4579&typ e=ArchivedSupplementPage&all=&exact=&atleast=&simi lar=

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    Thanks for that Jim and Amrit. Don't know why my searches didn't throw that page up?!

    Cheers, Tom

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    FROST, Lionel Sydney, F/L (113435, RAFVR*) - No.74 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 14 September 1945. Citation in Air Ministry Bulletin 19670.

    "This officer has shown outstanding courage and enthusiasm through hs operational career. His sorties have included armed reconnaissances, convoy patrols and attacks on enemy rail and road transport. Flight Lieutenant Frost has destroyed at least one Messerschmitt 109 in the air and damaged another. In addition, he has inflicted considerable damge on the enemy's mechanical transport and damaged five aircraft on the ground. This officer has proved himself to be a capable and efficient leader who has set a splendid example to all."

    FROST, Lionel Sydney, F/L, DFC (113435, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve) - No.74 Squadron (attached to 358th Fighter Squadron) - Distinguished Flying Cross (United States) - awarded as per London Gazette dated 20 August 1948. Public Record Office Air 2/8973 has recommendation.

    "For extraordinary achievement while serving with the Army Air Forces as pilot of P-51 airplanes on 32 combat missions over enemy occupied Continental Europe, during which Flight Lieutenant Frost acted as flight leader 11 times. He has destroyed one enemy aircraft and damaged two others. The courage, coolness and exceptional skill exhibited by Flight Lieutenant Frost on all these occasions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Royal Air Force."

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    Thanks Hugh, interesting to see he had the American DFC aswell!

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