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    Default Squadron Leader Phillip BRENTNALL DFC 125667 RAFVR

    Gents,

    Looking for any details on former Squadron Leader Phillip BRENTNALL DFC 125667 RAFVR former B Flight commander on No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron 1944.

    I am especially keen to find any information on his career pre-218,can anyone help?

    I know he survived the war and was a captain with B.O.A.C flying the D H Comet on it maiden flight to Johannesburg in 1952 ( excellent Pathe News film ) and was still flying in the late 60s 70s.

    TIA

    Steve
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    BRENTNALL, Philip, A/S/L (125667, RAFVR*) - No.218 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 13 October 1944. Born 1918 in Manchester. Enlisted 1940; trained in Canada and the United States. Commissioned 1942. Citation in Air Ministry Bulletin 15918.

    "As Flight Commander in the squadron, Squadron Leader Brentnall has set a high standard of leadership and courage. He took part in an operation during the invasion of Normandy which met with outstanding success. His personal enthusiasm and devotion to duty played a large part in the success of many sorties."

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    Hugh,

    Thank you and sorry for the delay in replying.

    Steve
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
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