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    Default Robert Cassells Waddle DFC (deceased) prior March 1939

    In the 6 Sqn ORB 31st March 1939 it has the following

    "The King has been graciously pleased to approve the undermentionde awards for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine

    DSO Robert Cassells Waddle DFC (deceased)
    DFM AC1. R Jennings (deceased)
    "

    However I cannot find Robert Cassells Waddle on the list here

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1.1.29-3.9.39

    Can anyone please tell me where he died and if Jennings was also involved?

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    Paul

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    Hello,


    WADDELL, R.C. - D.S.O. LG: 28 Mar. 1939 Flying Officer, D.F.C. (since deceased) "for gallant and distinguished service rendered in Palestine"

    Robert Cassells WADDELL. A/P/O (P) Royal Air Force. 16 Jan. 1935: No.30 (B) Sqn., Mosul, Iraq. 13 Dec. 1935; No.2 Armd Car Coy., Ramleh, Palestine, 1 Feb. 1935; P/O 16 Jan. 1936; No.6 (B) Sqn., Ramleh, Palestine, 18 Feb. 1936; F/O. 16 Aug. 1937; Served in Palestine (D.S.O. and D.F.C. LG: 28 Jun. 1938).

    Killed in his Hawker Hardy (K5920) when shot down near Kafr Harris, near Nablus, Palestine, 18 August, 1938.

    See:
    Companions of the Distinguished Service Order !920 - 2006 Air Awards.
    Hearns, V.P. C.D.
    Uckfield:Naval & Military Press,2011.
    p.12.

    See also: http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=69256

    Col.
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    Col Thanks - Found entry in ORB now

    He was shot down at BIDDYA at 1825 on August 18th 1938. His crewman was AC1 Jennings who was alos killed and the aircraft was subsequently destroyed by fire by land forces

    His name is spelt variously as Waddell and Wadell -

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    Hello,

    Distinguished Flying Cross.

    WADDELL, Robert Cassells. FO RAF.
    London Gazette: 28/6/1938:p.4174.
    For gallant and distinguished service in Palestine.

    See:
    The Distinguished Flying Cross and How it was Won 1918-1995. Vol.II M-Z.
    Carter,Nick and Carol.
    n.p.:Savannah Publications,1998.
    p.1728.

    Col.

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    Hi Paul,

    Also awarded M.I.D LG 25/4/1939
    Palestine 1 April - 31 October 1938

    Waddell Flying Officer R.C, D.S.O, D.F.C (Deceased)

    Mark

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