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    Hallo,

    Can anyone please help with this airman's Mentioned in Dispatches citation (if any) ? I am looking for a connection to 99 Squadron.

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    Martin Gleeson.

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    Martin,

    Have you seen Dickson's MiD entry in the LG?

    Col.

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    Hallo Col,

    Thanks for the reply. I had tried the London Gazette but no joy. The problem is that the Air Ministry - as far as I can see - did not publish MiDs until the last quarter of 1940, and all of this batch concerned the Warizstan campaign of 1939 ! I hope they are somewhere else in published form. There may have been a set of recently published volumes covering all three services but am not sure.

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    Martin.

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    Martin,

    London Gazette 17 March, 1941. pp.1573 & 1575.

    Air Ministry, 17 March, 1941.

    His Majesty has been graciously pleased to give orders for the publication of the names of the following officers and airmen who have been mentioned in despatches by Air Officers Commanding-in-Chief: -

    Sergeants.

    759323 J. C. DICKSON, R.A.F.V.R.

    I'm afraid Dickson's entry in the following is just as bare:

    Air Force: RAFVR
    Service Number: 759323
    Surname: DICKSON
    Initial/Given Names: J.C.
    Rank: Sergeant
    Link: -
    Formation: -
    Theatre of Operations*: DSERV - Distinguished Service
    London Gazette Date/Page reference: 17-3-41/1575.

    *Theatre of Operations:

    Where the Gazette shows a Theatre of Operations in which the award was made, this is shown in abbreviated form and decodes of these can be found in Annexure B. Where a Theatre is not available, the abbreviation "DSERV" (Distinguished Service)has been used. Most awards were made in the New Year Honours List (NYHL) or the King's Birthday Honours List (KBHL).

    See:
    Honour Those Mentioned:The Air Forces. Mentions in Despatches to the RAF & Dominion Air Forces during WW II.
    Maton,Michael.
    Honiton:Tudor Publishing,2010.
    pp.4 & 117.

    Col.
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    Hallo Col,

    Many thanks again for your help. I admit it never occurred to me to check in 1941, even though I know the VC and the MiD are the only awards that can be made officially posthumously. When I saw that Bill Chorley's volume on OTU Losses had the MiD recorded for Dickson I assumed - very dangerous - that it had been gazetted before his death in November 1940.

    Regards and thanks once more for that detailed reply. I appreciate it greatly.

    Martin.

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