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    Default RAF Awards Database (16 Mar 2020: AFC, AFM, EGM)

    Hugh Halliday has quite a few threads in this section with Awards to the RAF - Pretty much everything other than DFC and DFMs are listed I guess. with the most complete DSO Listing in one of the old archive forums.

    I have taken a liberty to process these lists into my now standard database format.. the DB is now available at http://www.rafcommands.com/database/awards/

    Ofcourse its not complete (With exception of DSOs). but it tells us the possibilities that can happen

    (Full Credits to Hugh for publishing these lists)

    If there are other data lists out there that can be shared - please do let me know

    Thank you



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    Current State - 16 March 2020

    There are a total of 65605 Awards

    Numbers Awarded


    VC : 30 EGM(M) : 8 DSO : 1222 DFC : 20927 MC : 85 AFC : 2481 CGM(F) : 107 DFM : 6483 MM : 262 AFM : 292 MiD : 33708
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    Hi Jagan, thank you it is great idea!
    I have checked the DB and to my surprise I have found there also Czech awards.
    I think there is one thing we should correct - Czech Gallantry Medal was the official name and there was no other medal like Czech Medal for valour which I suppose is Czech MV.
    So Czech MG = Czech MV and should be listed as Czech MG.
    There are some more details in my 311 Sq book which I can provide and also there is a special TNA file for Czech awards to allied AF members which can be added into this DB.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    I just used Hugh's lists that exist on the forum. i will fix the award designation.

    A quick check against wikipedia gives me the following numbers. Dont have the CBE/OBE/MBE numbers. Or the foreign awards like the French, US , Polish and Czech. Are there any other awards that should be tracked? . Overall there may be over 50,000 awards, service numbers and citations to be tracked. I am sure the M-in-Ds will be tens of thousands as well?. The current DB has just over 8000 names i there...


    Numbers Awarded Total
    VC 26
    GC 18
    DSO 1,317
    DFC 23,251
    DFM

    CGM ?
    6,890
    AFC 2,881
    AFM 472
    KBE
    CBE
    OBE
    MBE
    BEM

    M-in-D
    Total 34,855
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    Default RAF Awards Database DSOs DFCs MiDs (New Update: DFMs)

    Way back in 2001, Hugh Halliday had published a list of RAF and Commonwealth DSO Awardee list http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/00013.php . Taking that as a basis, with contributions from Malcolm Barrass and self, the list has been revised, cross-checked against the gazettes and loaded with Citations and links.
    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?qaward=DSO

    Hugh’s list has been increased by an additional four awards, and citations and links to the original gazette notifications provided.
    There are 1223 DSO Awards in the Database. 22 are pre WW2, and 18 Post WW2. Of the remaining 1182 awards, 504 have been gazetted without citations (they appear with “Notification Only” in the citation box). The rest have some form of a citation available. Only about a dozen or so awardee names, bulk of them Army Aviation Corps related do not have the linked information .
    Feedback welcome
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    Well done on all the hard work chaps. Are you amenable to folk posting the missing DSO recs on this thread?

    Rgds

    Jonny
    In fond memory of Corporal James Oakland AGC (RMP), killed in action in Afghanistan on 22 October 2009. Exemplo Ducemus.

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    Jonny,

    since then all other gaps have been filled - thanks to Malcolm



    For Hugh - These four were missing from the original list.

    DSO 82140 RAFVR Flt Lt Alfred Philip Frank SCHNEIDAU 1943-05-25
    DSO 82948 RAFVR Sqn Ldr Anthony SPOONER 1944-04-04
    DSO 158240 RAFVR Fg Offr Nicoll Ramsay ROSS 1944-08-29
    DSO 40586 RAF Wg Cdr Charles Vivian WINN 1945-07-03

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    Captain Walter Fraser Anderson DSO, DFC

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter...er,_died_1936)

    Also John MITCHELL

    DSO for the incident listed

    The London Gazette Supplement: 31847

    "Anderson and Mitchell were to be nominated for the Victoria Cross, but supporting documentation was lost during the evacuation from Russia.[5] Instead of the Victoria Cross, the two received the Distinguished Service Order and later the Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions.[2]"

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    If you are planning to add the citations for the other awards, please let me know as I have quite a few "35 Squadron" related citations and recommendations which I have obtained during my research

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    Captain Walter Fraser Anderson DSO, DFC

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter...er,_died_1936)

    Also John MITCHELL

    DSO for the incident listed

    The London Gazette Supplement: 31847

    "Anderson and Mitchell were to be nominated for the Victoria Cross, but supporting documentation was lost during the evacuation from Russia.[5] Instead of the Victoria Cross, the two received the Distinguished Service Order and later the Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions.[2]"
    Hello,

    15.9.36.

    DH.86A G-ADYF, British Airways.
    Crashed after night take-off, Gatwick (on the night mail service to Hamburg).
    Flt Lt Walter Fraser Anderson DSO DFC (Ret) (46) killed
    David Slack (21) killed (engineer)
    John Jackson (28) killed (wireless operator)
    Dudley Scorgie injured (second officer).

    http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm

    Col.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteT View Post
    If you are planning to add the citations for the other awards, please let me know as I have quite a few "35 Squadron" related citations and recommendations which I have obtained during my researchc
    Pete, sent you the link to the spreadsheet on google that you can directly edit . Alternatively you can email me the info at jaganpvs AT hotmail DOT com

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