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    Default V.G. Hudson DFM (RAAF?) 11 Squadron 1941

    Hi guys

    I'm seeking information re the above, including copy of DFM citation if available, please.

    Cheers
    Brian

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    Hi Brian,

    Not an Aussie. RAF number was 128432.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&v ed=0CFQQFjAG&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flightglobal.com %2Fpdfarchive%2Fview%2F1941%2F1941%2520-%25202047.html&ei=ShCmUd3_N4HL4ASaroH4Aw&usg=AFQjC NHdYLF-uPESzdNxTJNgJbYYTRjr2w&sig2=D4f_rHvN8DOHjrDn2oOAzg &bvm=bv.47008514,d.bGE

    Sgt. V. G. HUDSON, R.A.F.V.R., No. 11 Squadron.
    This airman has carried out 15 operational
    flights in the Albanian, Syrian and Greek
    theatres of war. On one occasion, whilst attacking
    the outer defences at Kiswe, his aircraft was
    considerably damaged by anti-aircraft fire, but
    with great skill Sgt. Hudson succeeded in flying
    back to base and landing safely.
    On another occasion be displayed great initiative
    while carrying out a flight to Larissa. Although
    attacked by an enemy fighter and encountering
    other difficulties, he successfully completed his
    mission. In April. 1941, whilst engaged in ferrying
    duties, Sgt. Hudson's aircraft was attacked
    by four Italian fighters. He eventually succeeded
    in shaking them off, but later was compelled to
    alight on the sea owing to engine trouble. He
    was picked up by a passing enemy ammunition
    ship, which was heavily bombed, but before it
    exploded Sgt. Hudson swam ashore and, although
    machine gunned whilst in the water, succeeded in
    making contact with our own forces. Throughout,
    this airman has displayed great skill and
    courage.

    Regards,

    Dave

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    Default V.G. Hudson

    Many thanks Dave

    Excellent - do we know his first name?

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    Brian

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    Hello Brian

    Vernon George.

    You just have to put Hudson and his service number in the London gazette online search engine, limit the period to WW2, and it gives 3 hits. # 2 is his commission, which usually gives the first names.

    http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35704/supplements/4013

    Joss

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    Default Vernon George Hudson

    Dear Brian

    I see that you are seeking information about 'George' Hudson. He was my father-in-law and, unfortunately, died on 23rd October 2006 in Ashford, Kent. I was married to his son, Tim Hudson, who was a pilot and unfortunately died three years ago. However, I have in my possession George's DFM citation and medal.

    My father-in-law joined the RAF (not the RAAF) from Kenya at the beginning of the war and, after the war, returned to Kenya, where he remained for the rest of his working life and early retirement. He and my mother-in-law, Joyce Hudson lived for the most part in Nairobi and then Karen (outside Nairobi).

    Why are you seeking information about George Hudson?

    Regards

    Linda Hudson

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