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    Default P/O Claude Weaver RCAF decorations (J/18784 - R/83374)

    I cannot confirm the gentleman's Bar to his DFM. His records show DFC, DFM on some forms and DFM & Bar on others. VAC shows DFC, DFM & Bar but RCAFA has nothing on the Bar to the DFM. Can anybody confirm his decorations either way please? If he indeed earned a DFC and DFM & Bar, I could use the Gazette date for it pleae.
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    Frank, I cannot find a Bar to the DFM, but I did find an m.i.d. in addition to his DFC and DFM. LG entries as follows:
    DFM: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...5671/page/3605
    DFC: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/1282
    m.i.d.: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/2644
    Regards, Terry

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    I believe that the error began in CWGC records and has since been repeated elsewhere, I tried for sometime in the early 1980's in the Public Record Office London to confirm a Bar to his DFM but there does not seem to be one. I wondered if he was recommended for a Bar but maybe was commissioned instead. These things did happen.
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    He was commissioned 19 October 1943, the day after returning to the UK from his home run.

    Hugh has his MiD, with no citation but makes the note he was a W/O at the time.

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