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    Hello,
    A question on the TOCH forum about 100 Group WAAF's first names .
    The first on the list got me to search this forum's DFC database. It has no Waaf DFC'S listed.
    How many WAAF DFC'S were awarded ?

    As to the TOCH Question -
    Christian names are wanted.
    Squadron Leader C. Bond, DFC
    Group Officer E.C Bather
    Flight Officer C.L Gallavan - WAAF
    Flight Officer Kitson - WAAF
    Squadron Officer Ford - WAAF
    Group Officer B.C Beecroft - WAAF
    Section Officer Reynolds - WAAF
    Section Officer Black - WAAF
    Flight Officer M.P Hyde - WAAF
    Section Officer E.Macleod - WAAF
    Section Officer Hamilton - WAAF

    Alex
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    Default Re: Question on twelve o'clock High forum

    Hi Alex,

    https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/i...ject/205454884

    Flight Officer "M.P. Hyde" was 3369 Flight Officer Mary Hyde-Parker

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...5319/page/6125

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    Thanks Dave,
    I was just curious about Waff's being awarded the DFC and that their names did not seem to be in the forums DFC database.

    Alex

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    Squadron Leader C. Bond, DFC

    Was presumably Male - Squadron Leader was not a WAAF rank at that time (Sqn Officer was the WAAF equivalent).

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    No WAAF was ever awarded the DFC, so names would not appear in the forum database. If the post noms and rank are correct, Bond is a man. The first woman to be awarded the DFC was RAF helicopter pilot Jayne Goodman in 2008.
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    Hi Alex,

    Acting Group Officer Beryl Constance Beecroft (133), WAAF

    https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/i...ject/205451098

    Wing Officer Elizabeth Constance Bather (163), WAAF

    Acting Flight Officer Constance Lilian Gallavan (2730), WAAF

    Jane Elvira MACLEOD (6420), Section Officer Elvira MacLeod

    https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/i...ject/205454882

    Nellie Sophy Henry REYNOLDS (2598)

    Hylda Marion HAMILTON (1893)

    Regards

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    I think "Flight Officer Kitson" was 621 Flight Officer HJ Kidston.

    Unfortunately, I cannot find her full name in the Gazette.

    Dave

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    Acting Squadron Officer Margaret Wallace Wright Ford (756)

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