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    Hi,
    I am currently researching 115989 F/O AS MEARA who was awarded a DFC in Nov 1942 whilst serving in 106 Sqn. Does anybody have access in information on what he may have done to receive this award?
    any info would be appreciated,
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    Rick

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    MEARA, Arnold Stanley, P/O (115989, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve) - No.106 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 6 November 1942. Born 1914 in Trevethin, Pontypool, Monmouthshire; home in Rithin, North Wales; educated at Jones' West Monmouth School, Pontypool and St.Catherine's College, Cambridge; enlisted 1940; commissioned 1942. Public Record Office Air 2/9604 has citation drafted when he had flown 23 sorties (117 operational hours); citation (slight abbreviated) also found in Air Ministry Bulletin 8443. Citation in Flight, 10 December 1942, omits last sentence.

    Pilot Officer Meara is a navigator of the highest skill and throughout his operational sorties has maintained an exemplary standard of accuracy. He has navigated his aircraft to such targets as Bremen, Dusseldorf, Kassel, Nuremburg and has been in all of the more recent heavy raids on the Ruhr. By his efforts he has contributed largely to the success of two mining sorties. Pilot Officer Meara has an outstandingly successful record of achievement.

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    Thanks Hugh,
    that's just what I was looking for,
    many thanks,
    Rick

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