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Thread: Who was 'B' Flt, 63 Sqn Adjutant Feb 1940?

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    Default Re: Who was 'B' Flt, 63 Sqn Adjutant Feb 1940?

    Gents,

    I hold a copy of Maton's excellent reference to foreign awards and realised that GFW was not listed there. The diary writer was a freshman officer in the RAF at the time of making the entry, so I suspect that he makes the CdeG reference in ignorance as to what various middle ribbons indiate - or during one of numerous pub visits WWI war talk got a bit carried away!

    PS: Medal cards are better viewed on Ancestry.com rather than TNA. The latter copied only one side of the cards whereas the former site shows both. Occasionally the reverse side can throw up additional information.

    Cheers,
    Errol

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    Default Re: Who was 'B' Flt, 63 Sqn Adjutant Feb 1940?

    Hi Errol
    Yes I also would say that the C de G reference was a red herring,AFAIK normally an RAF Sqn would only have 1 Adjutant so was fairly sure Ward is the correct man,as you say the young officer may have got medal ribbons mixed up or misremembered a conversation.Do you have a list of Wards Medals ?

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    Default Re: Who was 'B' Flt, 63 Sqn Adjutant Feb 1940?

    Bax,

    No don't have a list but don't really need one as his part in the story is only a fleeting one.

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    Errol

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