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    Please can anybody help with any service details on the following pilots.

    1/ 1811612 Ronald Norman Inniss , joined RAF NOV43, FLIGHT TRG US, awarded wings March45 , TO OTU ,Uk
    Discharged to BARBADOS FEB47

    2/ 1394806 F/O HUGH O ROBISON ,EX 65 SQD ,1 ME109 DESTROYED , BORN JAMAICA

    3/ HOW DID THIS PILOT WIN HIS DFM ,1393818 SGT HENRY AUSLEM De-FREITAS ,THE FIRST WESTINDIAN TO DO
    SO , KILLED WHILE SERVING AT 59 OTU 5/5/43 HURRICANE AG111 ,FROM TRINIDAD .

    TIA PHILL JONES

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    Phill, From the LG; there were no individual citations:
    Air Ministry, 2nd April, 1943.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards:
    Air Force Medal.
    1393818 Sergeant Henry Anselm de FREITAS.
    Second Supplement (LG 35963 dated 2 Apr 43) to LG dated 30 Mar 43
    Regards, Terry

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    Terry , thank you for this , bw phill

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    Once again there is a block of awards (this time for 2 April 1943) for which the recommendations and citations seem to have vanished - find one and you are likely to find them all:

    BISLEY, Henry Desmond, F/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    BLAYNEY, Adolf Jarvis, F/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    CHAMBERS, Thomas Clare, W/C - Awarded AFC - RAF
    CHANDLER, Herbert Horatrio, F/L, DFM - Awarded AFC - RAF
    COX, Patrick Clement, F/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    DARLINGTON, Frank William, F/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    DE FREITAS, Henry Anselm, Sergeant - Awarded AFM - RAF
    FREEMAN, Arthur Lewis, Sergeant - Awarded AFM - RAF
    GIBB, James Clifford McEwan, W/C - Awarded AFC - RAF
    HADLAND, Gerald Henry, F/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    HAWKINS, Ronald, S/L, MC - Awarded AFC - RAF
    HOLT, Frank, F/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    IRVING, Edward Heron, S/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    JAMES, Gerald Thomas, F/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    KORNDORFFER, Jack, S/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    LEWIS, Edgar Nelson, F/L, DFM - Awarded AFC - RAF
    LOFTHOUSE, Charles Ward, F/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    LORD, Richard Brian, S/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    MacKAY, William Murray, F/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    MANSELL, Sidney James, F/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    MARCOU, Harold Fortesque, S/L - Awarded AFC
    MEAD, Roger Clutton, W/C, DFC - Awarded AFC - RAF
    PESKETT, Albert Percy, S/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    RITCHIE, Kenneth Herbert, P/O - Awarded AFC - RAF
    SMART, Herbert, Sergeant - Awarded AFM - RAF
    SMITH, Alfred George, F/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    SUTTON, John Frank, S/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    VAUGHAN, Geoffrey Victor, F/L - Awarded AFC - RAF
    WOODE, Alfred Lionel, F/L - Awarded AFC - RAF

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