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    Default John Arthur JARVIS DFC AFC

    Hi,

    Looking for the details surrounding the award of the DFC to the above officer in 1942 with No.30 squadron.

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    Steve
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    Steve

    His D.F.C. was reported in the Western Daily Press of April 7th 1942:

    Local Awards
    Flying Officer John Arthur Jarvis, No. 30 Squadron, receives the D.F.C. Since Italy entered the war this officer has carried out 130 sorties against the enemy. These include bombing operations, day and night fighting and low level attacks on enemy ground forces in Greece. Flying Officer Jarvis has destroyed two enemy aircraft and has displayed great keenness and reliability. He was born in 1915 at Bridgwater, Somerset. His home is at Llandaff. He enlisted as an apprentice cleerk in the R.A.F. in 1931, trained as pilot, and was commissioned in march, 1940.


    Hope this is helpful.

    regards

    Simon

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