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    Sgt (later) W/O Reginald Henry Gretton 754187 was a BoB pilot who was wounded Sept 1940. He was awarded the DFC (a reference I have seen says around Nov 1942) but try as I might I can't find any reference to it in the London Gazette

    Can anyone else have any luck? and give me an exact date

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    Paul

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    He isn't listed in Honour The Air Forces, and no info on any awards in Men of the Battle of Britain

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    My other issue is that as NCO he would have had an DFM !!!!!!!

    Though in light of all thw work he did post Nov 1942 (Aircraft Delivery Flight) he might have an AFC or AFM

    Paul

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    Hi Paul,

    as I said, there is no award of any sort given to a Reginald Henry Gretton, whether as an NCO or Officer. The Honour the Air Forces lists all awards except MiDs, and the only Gretton listed is a F/O George Gretton (201189) who received an AFC in the June 1946 Honours List.

    And his entry in the Men of The Battle of Britain makes not mentionof any award either.

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    BTW, Warrant Officers received the DFC, not the DFM

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    Amrit

    Thanks- BTW does anyone know if W/O get the DFC??

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    hello,

    I confirm that Warrant Officer were awarded DFCs, not DFMs, depending on the rank they had when the recommendation was filed. An exemple that immediately springs to my mind is W/O (later P/O) John Herbert MASON, who was killed in action during the night 10/11 May 1944 in my area.
    F/Sgt and below got DFMs.

    Joss

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