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    I am looking for the citation of the award of the OBE to my father, Russell Edwin Osborne Carey no. 115044, on 14 June 1945. Additionally I am looking for the citation for his Mentioned in Dispatches which could have been up to a year earlier. Many thanks rkocarey

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    MiD - New Year's Honours List. (see also p.286)

    Entered as: Wing Commander R. E. O. CARY 115044 (Acting) RAFVR.

    Surname later corrected to CAREY, here:

    You would be very fortunate to find a citation for this MiD.

    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 1st July 2015 at 16:13.

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    CAREY, Russell Edwin Osbourne, A/W/C (115044, RAFVR) - Command Headquarters, Air Command South-East Asia - Officer, Order of the British Empire - awarded as per London Gazette dated 14 June 1945. Public Record Officer Air 2/9056 (courtesy of Steve Brew) has citation.

    Wing Commander Carey has held the appointment of Director of Mechanical Transport at Air Headquarters, Southeast Asia since May 1944. As such he has been responsible for the administration and maintenance of motor transport and marine craft in the Command and for their major repair and overhaul. During this period the Command has expanded geographically and has extended its functions. This has imposed a very heavy load on the Motor Transport organisation and the difficulties in meeting the unpredictable commitments have been multiplied by the enormous distances between ports, base units and user units. Throughout this period of strain Wing Commander Carey has carried his responsibilities with admirable ability and he has been keen and untiring in his efforts to improve the standard of maintenance of the Command’s Motor Transport in the face of all difficulties.

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