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    Hello everyone

    A bit of a long shot, but the Berwickshire News of May 29th 1945 lists the gallantry awards gained by local servicemen. Amongst them is the following:

    Clegg W/O, Alnwick - R.A.F. (D.F.M.)

    No initials, nor even a date, so as I said it's a long shot, but can anyone offer a likely candidate? I did come across W/O G W Clegg, but he was awarded the D.F.C.

    Many thanks

    Simon

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    Hello,

    Possibly:

    CLEGG, Arthur Campbell. 1528127 Sergeant, No.156 Sqn. (Immediate)
    LG: 14/9/1943. Sorties 4. Flying hours 29. Navigator. Air2/4995.

    Tavender/1/A-J/367.

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/4077

    and...

    http://156squadron.com/view_aircrew.asp?pCrewid=2288

    Col.
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    Thanks for the reply Col.

    He was my other 'possible', but contemporary newspaper reports have him being from Manchester, plus he was a Sergeant which also slightly dissuaded me away from him.

    He's on a family tree on ancestry.co.uk, so maybe I'll drop the owner a line and see if there's an Alnwick connection.

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    Seems it's not Arthur Campbell Clegg - no Alnwick connections.

    Any more Clegg DFMs out there...?

    Simon

    EDIT - wondering if W/O means Wireless Operator...
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    If he was a warrant officer then he would have received the DFC not the DFM. A possible typo in the paper or were they reporting his subsequent rank, post the award?
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    I did wonder about that Jonny, but according to Wikipedia (yes, I know it's not 100% reliable):

    It was the other ranks' equivalent to the Distinguished Flying Cross, which was awarded to commissioned officers and Warrant Officers, although the latter could also be awarded the DFM.

    Hence my wondering if W/O meant Wireless Operator.

    Simon
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