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    Default Group Captain Alan Vernon Rogers AFC

    Gents,

    Hoping for any detail on this officer. Flight Lieutenant Rogers 37424 RAF served with No.218(B) Squadron from 1936 until 1940 when he broke his arm /shoulder why playing Rugby, he then disappears. Survived war but would like any details on his war-time career post 218. Also is there a citation for the AFC ?

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    Steve
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    ROGERS, Alan Vernon, W/C (37424, Royal Air Force) - No.3 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit - Air Force Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1944. As Acting Pilot Officer, posted to No.218 (Bomber) Squadron, Upper Heyford, 31 August 1936. Public Record Office Air 2/8959 (provided courtesy of Steve Brew) has citation drafted when he had flown 1,100 instructional hours (158 in previous six months).

    "Wing Commander Rogers, who is assistant chief instructor at his unit, has had considerable experience as a flying instructor. He sets a fine example to all and his flying, both by day and night, is of a high standard. Over a long period his devotion to duty has been worthy of the highest praise."

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    Hugh.

    As always my thanks for your prompt reply and help.

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    Steve
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
    No.623 squadron Research

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