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    Default 191840 P/O FCS Spinks DFC - recommendation look up request.

    Hi Can anybody help with a look up for the DFC recommendation for 191840 Pilot Officer Frederick Charles Stephen Spinks RAFVR 608 squadron, DFC london Gazette 20 July 1945?

    Any information on this man would be appreicated. He was promoted to P/O from Sgt (1627611) on the 27th Feb 1945 so i assume he may have been flying Operations prior to that date?

    Cheers,
    Rick

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    Hi,
    I have confirmed he flew Mosquitos with 608 sqn, he was a navigator and his pilot was 146418 F/Lt John Frederick Pickard who was also awarded a DFC at the same time.

    Cheers, Rick

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    Hello,

    Pickard was involved in the following incident:

    16 Apr 1945
    608 Sqn
    Mosquito XVI PF496:6T-
    Air Test

    T/o 1436 Downham Market for a night flying test combined with single-engined landing practice. Approached the runway at 1506 but held off too high, stalled and crashed. No one was hurt but the Mosquito was wrecked.

    F/O J F Pickard

    BCL6/163

    Col

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    Hi, with regards to P/O Spinks, does anybody have access to his recommendation and possibly his list of operations that are typed on the rear? I suspect he was awarded the DFC on completition of 50 ops with 608 Sqn, over the period late 1944 to May 1945.
    Cheers,
    Rick

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