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    Default F/O Nowell Hibbert DFC RAFVR 156 sqdn kia28/29th Jan 1945

    Can anyone provide the DFC citation for Nowell Hibbert DFC-156 squadron please.
    Many thanks

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    Hi Linda,

    I've just pulled my copy of Carter's "DFC, and how it was won..." off the shelf, and unfortunately it doesn't contain a citation for Hibbert's DFC, merely a LG date of 27-3-45.

    A search of the LG online archives produces the following page, but again, no citation: -

    http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/ViewPDF.aspx?pdf=37001&geotype=London&gpn=1655&typ e=ArchivedSupplementPage&all=&exact=&atleast=&simi lar=

    It is my intention to get the 156 Sqn ORB, as a lot of 1 Group men went to that Sqn as Pathfinders, but alas, it is still on my "to do" list i'm afraid. Sorry i can't help any more than that.

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    Greg Harrison
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    Hi Greg-Many thanks for having a looksee,oh well,a date is better than nothing!Cheers!

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    Default Hibbert DFC Suggestions

    His DFC was gazetted 27 March 1945 but (as previously noted) with no citation. Nor does one seem to have been published in Air Ministry Bulletins. Your best bet is to trace the original recommendation which, on the basis of slight evidence, I suggest would be at Kew in AIR 2/9051. I base this on findings that four members of the RCAF decorated for services with No.156 Squadron (similarly with no published citations), whose awards were gazetted about 27 March 1945, were found to have had their recommendations in that file.

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    Default Hibbert DFC

    Thanks for that info Hugh,very good of you and will try and follow it up.Many thanks

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    Linda - i can't be sure until i've checked later on today, but i believe that Hibbert had gone to 156 from 100 Squadron. If you do manage to find his recommendation as per Hugh's pointer above, i'd be very grateful if you could post a few details here so that i can add them to my 100 Squadron files.

    TIA,

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    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

    Greg Harrison
    100 Squadron and 100 Squadron Association Historian
    100 Squadron Researcher 1917 - present day
    1 Group Researcher 1940 - 1945

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    Hi Greg,Yes i most certainly will.I will e mail his family and see if they can shed any more light on his earlier time.Cheers!

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