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    Hello,

    I'm after the first names of a Canadian pilot, L.G. WILSON, service number R.54332. Does anynone know them? He was a W/O in October 43.

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    Phil

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    G'day

    It may be Lloyd George Wilson who recieved the DFC while serving with No. 424 'Tiger' (B) Squadron.

    Cheers...Chris

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    Hi,

    "WILSON, P/O Lloyd George (J17520) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.424 Squadron - Award effective 20 September 1943 as per London Gazette dated 1 October 1943 and AFRO 2258/43 dated 5 November 1943. Home in Niagara Falls, Ontario; enlisted in Hamilton, 12 June 1941. Trained at No.3 ITS (graduated 13 September 1941), No.20 EFTS (graduated 7 November 1941) and No.16 SFTS (graduated 27 February 1942). Invested at Buckingham Palace, 7 November 1944.

    Pilot Officer Wilson has displayed exceptional courage at all times, frequently putting himself forward for the most dangerous tasks. He has taken part in many raids on major targets in Germany. His keenness to inflict damage on the enemy has been an example to the pilots of his squadron.

    WILSON, P/O Lloyd George, DFC (J17520) - Mention in Despatches - No.82 Operational Training Unit - Award effective 14 January 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 874/44 dated 21 April 1944."

    See here: http://airforce.ca/awards.php?search=1&keyword=Wilson&page=3&mem=last name&type=rcaf

    He passed away in 1989. See here: http://legionmagazine.com/en/index.php/last-post/?mode=entry&id=225596

    Cheers,

    Fox.
    Author of Crash in Bayeux - The Last Flight of Sergeant Ferguson (ISBN 979-10-91044-13-4) - www.facebook.com/crashinbayeux.

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