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    A 1940-42 file from Leeming found its way to Canada in 1945 and includes several hard-to find recommendations for Mentions in Dispatches. I post them here but must use more than one entry owing to length.

    ALDERSON, Frederick Harry, Sergeant (560522) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941 Fitter I.

    This NCO has been in the Servicing Flight of this Squadron since its inception approximately a year ago. He has at all times displayed a very high standard of efficiency in discharging his duties, and by his energy and enthusiasm has frequently been able to render aircraft serviceable in a much shorter time than that estimated. In addition, he has from time to time satisfactorily discharged the duties of the Squadron Engineer Officer during the latter’s absence, while still continuing his work as NCO in charge of the Servicing Flight.

    ALDERSON, Richard, Corporal (568285) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941. Fitter II.

    Corporal Alderson has served in this Squadron since the outbreak of hostilities. He has always displayed great enthusiasm for his work, is completely reliable, and has shown great ability.

    BATES, George Frederick, Sergeant (561438) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Metal Rigger.

    By his energy and personal supervision this NCO has greatly helped in maintaining the high state of serviceability in the Flight in which he works.

    BESSELL, George Edward, Acting Sergeant (581013) Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Air Observer Throughout his 26 operations over enemy territory this Observer has carried out his duties with a coolness and efficiency which have, in a large measure, contributed to the success of the operations.

    BOLE, J., Sergeant (533790) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 21 March 1941. See SPIERS.

    BOWD, Robert Dennis, Corporal (667177) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Fitter II

    This NCO has shown exceptional keenness whilst employed in charge of maintenance and repair parties. His good work has assisted greatly in the war effort of the squadron.

    BRADLEY, Herbert Walter, Sergeant (580782) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Air Observer.

    Sergeant Bradley has shown great keenness and skill in carrying out his duties as Observer during the 25 operational flights in which he has taken part, and his efforts have largely contributed to the success of these operations.

    BROWETT, Frederick Richard, Leading Aircraftman (540366) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941. Fitter II Engines.

    This airman since his arrival in the Squadron has frequently volunteered for all night work after having worked throughout the day. His work is always above reproach.

    BROWNE, Eric Stanley, Corporal (567055) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Fitter II

    Corporal Browne has set an excellent example by his keenness and hard work, whereby he has contributed largely to the keeping of a high standard of serviceability in his Flight, although handicapped by inexperienced ground crews.

    BROWNINGS, Edgar Ernest, Leading Aircraftman (910352) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941. Flight Mechanic Engines.
    This airman has shown exceptional keenness and devotion to duty and has maintained a high standard of efficiency in his work. On one occasion he was a member of a re-fuelling party when the Whitley which they were refuelling caught fire on the ground. He was on the wing of the aircraft and his clothes were covered in petrol and set alight. He rolled off the wing and drove the tractor and petrol bowser away from the burning aircraft. Only when it was at a safe distance did he attempt to stop his clothes from burning.

    CAMP, Thomas, Corporal (566872) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Fitter II

    This NCO has shown great devotion to duty and considerable ability throughout his service in his present post. His work is worthy of recognition.

    CASE, Henry Hayden, Corporal (542670) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Clerk General Duties.

    Corpora; Case has been NCO in charge of the Squadron Orderly Room for eight months and has maintained it in a high state of efficiency. In addition he has been of the utmost assistance to the Squadron Operations Controller in the preparation of crew lists and the maintenance of Squadron operational records at which he has become expert.

    Not only is his knowledge of this subject , and his memory for past events , of the greatest assistance to me as Squadron Commander, but he consistently works until midnight, and on many occasions, when the pressure of work is particularly heavy, he has worked all through the night. In spite of this he retains his cheerful outlook on life.

    CHALMERS, George Alexander, Sergeant (552201) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Wireless Operator, Air Crew. .

    Sergeant Chalmers has taken part in 25 raids into enemy territory. He has shown himself to be a resourceful operator and one who takes pride and care in the maintenance of his sets.

    CHRISTIE, George, Sergeant (971579) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended for a DFM, 20 September 1941 when he had completed 23 sorties (183 hours),

    This NCO, who failed to return from his 30th mission, displayed throughout his operational career a standard of efficiency which only the most skilful and keenest operators were able to achieve. On two occasions his aircraft was damaged by flak and once when his aircraft crashed into a hillside on an outward journey he displayed courage of the highest order in beating out the flames and dragging his unconscious comrades clear, although he knew there was the danger that the bomb load might explode at any moment.

    His skill, bearing and devotion to duty set a splendid example to all less experienced operators, and I strongly recommend his fine work be recognized with the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal.

    COHEN, Mark, A/S/L (77318) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941 as a Flight Lieutenant. Administrative and Special Duties.

    Flight Lieutenant Cohen has carried out the duties of Adjutant, No.10 Squadron, since January 1940. He has thus been in the squadron for a little over a year, and during this period he has shown considerable organizing ability, tact and zeal. He has devoted himself whole-heartedly to the interests of the squadron and has carried out his duties with enthusiasm and energy. In addition, he has added greatly to the comfort at the station, giving unsparing effort to maintain a high standard of Messing, a subject in which he has expert knowledge.

    DALTON, Maxwell, Sergeant (561017) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Fitter Aero Engine.
    Sergeant Dalton has been with this Squadron throughout the war, and has shown himself to be an outstanding NCO Fitter. He has placed his duty before any other consideration, and has been a valuable member of his flight.

    DAVISON, William Thomas, Leading Aircraftman (560001) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941. Flight Mechanic (E).

    This airman has shown exceptional ability and keenness in carrying out his work and has set an excellent example to the rest of his flight.

    FAHY, Joseph Cornelius, Sergeant (617966) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Wireless Operator, Air Crew. .

    Sergeant Fahy has taken part in 33 raids into enemy territory. He has been keen and untiring throughout his service as wireless operator, and the experience he has gained is of considerable value.

    FENWICK, William Cook, Warrant Officer (370345) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941 as a Flight Sergeant. Wireless Electrical Mechanic

    Flight Sergeant Fenwick has been NCO in charge of the Signals Section in this squadron for approximately one year. He possesses considerable technical ability and knowledge, and has tackled his work with great zeal. He has devoted much time to the training of Wireless Operators (Air Crew) with outstanding results.

    FLETCHER, John, Sergeant (548378) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Wireless Operator, Air Crew. .

    Sergeant Fletcher has proved himself a very keen and efficient wireless operator and has to date completed 28 operational flights over hostile territory.

    GILBERT, William Arthur, Corporal (356056) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941. Fitter, Aero Engine.

    This NCO has shown exceptional keenness and devotion to duty. On one occasion he was the NCO in charge of a party sent to change both the engines of a Whitley which had force landed.. This work was completed under difficult conditions in five and a half days, whereas the normal time for this work on the Station itself would have been seven days.

    GOLD, Hugh, Corporal (972695) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941. Armourer.

    This NCO has worked exceedingly hard and has no thought for the hours he works when there is a job to be done. He has been an admirable example to the personnel of his Section.

    HOLBEN, Frederick Reginald Stanley, Sergeant (561152) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Metal Rigger.

    Sergeant Holben has been in his present post of NCO Rigger throughout the war. He has shown exceptional thoroughness , keenness and ability, and has not spared himself in carrying out his duties.

    HOLLOWAY, Lionel, Leading Aircraftman (625674) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941. Flight Mechanic Airframe.

    LAC Holloway has served in the Squadron throughout the war and has shown outstanding keenness, ability and reliability in the execution of his duties.

    HOOSON, Jeffrey Garnett, Sergeant (549887) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Wireless Operator, Air Crew. .

    Sergeant Hooson has carried out his duties as a wireless operator with great keenness and his skill has, on several occasions, been of the greatest t assistance to the safe navigation of the aircraft. Sergeant Hooson has completed 25 operations.

    HOWLAND, Douglas Haigh, Leading Aircraftman (528418) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Flight Mechanic (AG)

    This airman is an ex-member of an air crew and for a period was engaged upon both his aircrew duties and flight mechanic duties. He has maintained a high standard throughout, and has displayed keenness in his work which is an example to his fellow airmen.

    LANGFORD, Bernard Leslie, Sergeant (365479) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941. Fitter Aero Engine

    This NCO has been outstanding for the great keenness and efficiency he has displayed in carrying out his duties in “A” Flight. He has always set an excellent example to those working under him.

    LYMNA, Herbert Brian Felix , Sergeant (580907) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Air Observer.

    This observer has completed 27 operational flights over hostile country, and during this time he has carried out his duties in a most satisfactory manner, and has shown great steadiness under trying conditions.

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    MARSHALL, James Alfred, Sergeant (623855) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Wireless Operator, Air Crew. .

    Sergeant Marshall has completed 29 operational flights and his efficiency and coolness have been of great assistance in the carrying out of the tasks and the safe return of the aircraft to its base.

    MATTHEWS, Thomas Allen, Sergeant (616167) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Wireless Operator, Air Crew. .

    In the execution of his duties as a wireless operator, Sergeant Matthews has shown keenness and skill which have done much to assist in the squadron’s completion of the 25 operations in which he has taken part.

    McQUADE, Francis Patrick, Corporal (526737) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Document gave his rank as Sergeant.

    Sergeant McQuade has taken part in 28 raids into enemy territory. He has shown himself to be a valuable member of the crew and an outstanding wireless operator.

    MOLE, Derek Charles Lovelace, Sergeant (754810) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 21 March 1941. See SPIERS. It may be noted that on 20 September 1941 he was recommended (unsuccessfully) for a DFM, having flown 26 sorties (190 hours). The submission by W/C V.B. Bennett read as follows:

    A consistent and reliable navigator who throughout his operational career, in good weather or bad, has never failed to navigate his aircraft to the primary target. On one occasion, when the engines caught fire, he in company with the rest of his crew, excepting the Caption, baled out safely. Om at least two occasions, was chased and attacked by enemy fighters, he has allowed none of these experiences to weaken his determination and devotion to duty. I strongly recommend that this NCO’s courage and skill be recognized with the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal.

    NICHOLSON, James Bertram, Sergeant (523618) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Wireless Operator, Air Crew.

    Sergeant Nicholson has proved himself a keen and reliable wireless operator who has carried out his duties in a most satisfactory manner on 25 operational flights.

    OWEN, A.J., Sergeant (818146) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 21 March 1941. See SPIERS

    PLATT, Colin, Aircraftman Second Class (530465) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Flightl Rigger.

    This airman has proved himself a most willing and hard working member of his flight, and his personal supervision of his inexperienced crew has been responsible for an excellent standard of serviceability.

    POULTON, Maurice Alan, Corporal (63222) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941. Instrument Repairer.

    This NCO has been in the Squadron since the outbreak of the war. During the absence for two months of the NCO in charge of the Instrument Section, Corporal Poulton took charge of the Section and displayed great initiative and zeal in carrying out the duty.
    ROBERTSON, William Morrison, Warrant Officer(564302) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 11 June 1942 Recommended for an MBE,7 February 1941.// Warrant Officer Robertson, first as a Flight Sergeant and later as a Warrant Officer, has, since the outbreak of hostilities, been responsible for the Armament Section of the Squadron and for the training in Armament subjects. His knowledge of Armament and his organizing ability are of an exceptionally high order, and this, coupled with his keenness and energy, have maintained a high standard of training and operational efficiency.

    In his personal effort he has been unsparing and has entirely disregarded his personal convenience when anything could be done to further the interests of the Squadron. He has set an outstanding example to those working under him.

    ROBERTSON, William Morrison, Flight Sergeant (564302) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Fitter Armourer.

    This NCO has been in charge of the Armament Section of the Squadron since the outbreak of war. He has shown great ability, exceptional devotion to duty and cheerfulness under stress of war conditions.

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    SIM, Norman, Flight Sergeant (364286) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940 when he was Sergeant . Fitter I .

    Since the outbreak of war this NCO has shown outstanding leadership amongst maintenance personnel in the Squadron. He has at all times shown devotion to duty and he has been largely responsible for the maintenance of a very high standard of efficiency.

    ROWE, Harry Shaw, Flight Sergeant (567763) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941 Wireless Electrical Mechanic.

    This NCO has been in the squadron for over three years. He has always shown great initiative and enthusiasm, and has put forward many valuable suggestions for improvements to wireless and electrical equipment.

    SHELBY, Thomas William Anderson, Leading Aircraftman (521553) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941 Flight Mechanic (A).

    This airman was in the Squadron for four years, from July 1936 until his recent posting on 30 December 1940. He could always be relied upon to carry out any task efficiently and thoroughly and his keenness and ability were outstanding.

    SHORE, Cyril Bertram, Flight Sergeant (363723) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Fitter I.

    Flight Sergeant Shore came to No.10 Squadron in September 1939 as Flight Sergeant in charge Maintenance Flight, and for three months was Acting Squadron Engineer Officer. Subsequently he became “B” Flight Flight Sergeant.

    During the period that Flight Sergeant Shore has served with this squadron, in spite of a period of re-equipping and a move to a new Station, the Squadron has built up a strong reputation for serviceability and outstanding maintenance. Flight Sergeant Shore has played an important part in this, and has shown himself to possess ability of a high order, devotion to duty, and the power to get the best out of those working under him.

    SILVERWOOD, Francis William Robert (936482), Leading Aircraftman – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941. Flight Mechanic (A).
    This airman has show exceptional keenness and devotion to duty in carrying out his routine work. He has set an excellent example to the rest of his flight.

    SPIERS, William McNaughton, P/O (87666) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 21 March 1941. See also 754810 Sergeant D.C.L Mole, 818146 Sergeant A.J. Owen and 533790 Sergeant J. Bole.

    It is requested that the above named members of this Squadron may be put forward immediately for Mention in Despatches.// On the night of 14/15th March 1941 the above named personnel comprised the crew of an aircraft engaged in an attack on a target at Rotterdam. On the outward journey the captain (who is the subject of a separate recommendation) noticed that his starboard oil temperature gauge appeared to be defective as is suddenly jumped from normal to 140 degrees C ad then returned to normal.

    A successful attack was made on the target at Rotterdam and the aircraft turned for home. Heavy and accurate AA fire had been encountered and at 2140 hours, shortly after crossing the Dutch coast, the starboard engine cut out and almost immediately took fire. Petrol was at once switched off on the starboard side and the fire in the engine appeared to die out but soon reappeared beneath the engine and under the fuselage where it blazed fiercely. Under these circumstances the Captain decided to land on the sea and the Wireless Operator (Sergeant Owen) was instructed to send out an SOS which was picked up at Bircham Newton. At this point, however, the second pilot – Pilot Officer Spiers – and the rear gunner – Sergeant Bole – made determined efforts to put the fire out; the rear gunner brought the extinguisher out of the tail , but neither he nor the second pilot was able to put the fire out with this. They next took a parachute bag and attempted to smother the fire, which was creeping into the cabin. Both men used their bare hands in their efforts to put out the flames, and they were finally successful after they had broken off sundry burning portions of the air heating piped. They then completed the job with the fire extinguisher.

    By this time the Whitley had come down to 500 feet, but as the fire appeared to be out, Sergeant Watson, the Caption, decided to make for the nearest aerodrome, and after the rear gunner and observer had jettisoned ammunition, dinghy, etc he managed to climb to 2,000 feet. When the English coast was crossed it was noticed that the port engine was overheating, but Bircham Newton was soon in sight. It was found, however, that the wheels could not be lowered as the hydraulic system had been burnt out. Other methods of lowering the wheels were tried by the crew, but as the pilot was finding it extremely difficult to maintain height, he decided to make an immediate landing, and the aircraft made a belly landing on the left hand side of the flare path. None of the crew were injured.

    During the whole of this time, and whilst the aircraft was on fire, the Wireless Operator, Sergeant Owen, remained at his set and maintained excellent contact with Bircham Newton, and his splendid and courageous work went a long way towards achieving the ultimate safety of the crew.

    The second pilot, observer and rear gunner all displayed the very highest courage and devotion to duty, all of them tackling the fire with great resource and coolness.

    STEEL, William Cecil, Warrant Officer (335312) –Member, Order of the British Empire– No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 9 August 1940. Squadron Engineer Officer.

    The outbreak of hostilities found this Warrant Officer, then Flight Sergeant, in charge of a Flight.

    In the initial stages of preparing for active operations he made himself conspicuous in his efforts to create a high state of serviceability in the aircraft in his flight. He displayed considerable organizing ability and his cheerful disposition helped to raise the morale of the maintenance personnel to a very high level.

    His organizing ability has been further demonstrated since he became Squadron Engineer Warrant Officer, and this, coupled with his sound engineering knowledge, his tenacity in the tracing and elimination of defects , and his unsparing personal efforts towards obtaining the highest possible standard of maintenance, have contributed in great measure to the high degree of operational efficiency which has been maintained by this Squadron.

    To this the Station Commanding Officer added on 10 August://Warrant Officer Steel has been a source of inspiration to the maintenance personnel of No.10 Squadron since the outbreak of hostilities. His tenacity and unsparing effort has put his undoubted skill as a tradesman and as an administrative officer to the fullest use. His Squadron and Flight Commanders are completely relieved of all maintenance worries and his cheerful optimism in the face of all difficulties is a source of inspiration. He is immensely popular with those working under him despite the fact that he demands and gets 150 percent effort. I personally recommend the award of the MBE.

    STUBLEY, Edward Arthur, Sergeant (570365) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Wireless Operator, Air Crew.

    This Wireless Operator has completed 29 operations and has throughout shown considerable skill in the operation of his wireless set, greatly assisting on the successful navigation of the aircraft.

    THOMAS, Albert Victor (566844) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1941. Recommended 10 August 1940. Fitter II

    Corporal Thomas has proved himself to be well above the average in his trade, and has maintained a high standard in his work, although frequently working for long hours.

    TWISS, Douglas Irvin, Leading Aircraftman (549515) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941. Electrician II.

    This airman has been a fine example to the other airmen in his Section. He has at all times shown great eagerness to work at any time of the day or night.

    WALKER, Norman Clifford, Corporal (516815) – Mention in Despatches – No.10 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941 Recommended 7 February 1941. Flight Mechanic, Engines.

    Corporal Walker was originally an Air Gunner in the squadron and carried out about ten “Nickel” raids. On promotion to Corporal he reverted to his basic trade of Flight Mechanic (Engine) and has since been marked for his reliability and outstanding ability and keenness.

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    Hugh,

    Nice, Thank you.

    A little more:

    BESSELL, George Edward 581013 (RAF)
    581013 (Sgt) No.10 Sqn. DFM. LG: 5/8/41. p.4517

    BOLE, James 553790 (RAF)
    553790 (F/Sgt) No.429(RCAF) Sqn. DFM. LG: 10/9/43. p.4013 *

    CHALMERS, George Alexander 552201 (RAF)
    552201 (F/Sgt) No.617 Sqn. DFM. LG: 26/5/43. p.2362
    (52692) (F/O) No.617 Sqn. DFC. LG: 13/10/44. p.4692

    COHEN, Mark (77318) (RAFVR)
    (77318) (A/W/C) KBHL. OBE(M). 14/6/45. p.2948

    FAHY, Joseph Cornelius 617966 (RAF)
    (54084) (F/O) KCVSA. LG: 3/4/45. p.1786

    LYMNA, Herbert Brian Felix 580907 (RAF)
    580997 (F/Sgt) No.35 Sqn. DFM. LG: 12/1/43. p.269
    (51511) (A/F/L) No.7 Sqn. DFC. LG: 15/9/44. p.1389
    (51511) (A/S/L) No.7 Sqn. DSO. LG: 13/3/45. p.1389

    MARSHALL, James Alfred 623855 (RAF)
    623855 (F/Sgt) No.115 Sqn. DFM. 12/3/45. p.1189

    OWEN, Arthur James 818146 Sgt (RAF)
    (54665) (P/O) No.166 Sqn. DFC. LG: 19/9/44. p.4330 *

    SIM, Norman 364286 F/Sgt (RAF)
    (46676) (A/F/L) NYHL. MBE(M). LG: 1/1/45. p.25

    * Re: Watson/Spiers/Mole/Owen/Bole - see: http://aircrewremembered.com/watson-neville-1.html

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    Gentlemen,
    Can anyone tell me about the Herbert Brian Felix Lymna mentioned in this post? Could this possibly be the "F/Lt Lymna" my Dad mentions as a second pilot during a training flight at the P.F.F. N.T.U. in May of 1944....?
    Many thanks, Clint

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    Hello,

    You will find mention of H B F Lymna/35 Sqn., here:

    https://35squadron.wordpress.com/2018/08/19/lahey-len/

    (Source: 35squadronresearcggroup)

    Contact Pete Tresadern via his website: https://35squadron.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/comments

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    Thank you Sir, I will contact Peter and ask....and look at the site you linked.
    Cheers, Clint

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