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    Hello,
    Could you help for some details on F/Lt Don Bowes who was Navigator at Coningsby perhaps in 97 Squadron in the summer of 1944 .
    Thank you for your help .

    Alain

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    Alain, Perhaps this is your man:
    Air Ministry, 9th February, 1943.
    ROYAL AIR.FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    To be Plt. Offs. on prob. (emergency): —
    Ldg. Acm.
    20th Nov. 1942.
    1239579 Donald BOWES (134687).

    Air Ministry, 16th July, 1943.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Plt. Offs. (prob.) to be Flg. Offs. on prob. (war subs.): —
    20th May 1943.
    D. BOWES (134687).

    Air Ministry, 30th June, 1944.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards: —
    Distinguished Flying Cross.
    Acting Flight Lieutenants.
    Donald BOWES (134687), R.A.F.V.R., 97 Sqn.
    The above awards are in recognition of gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations.

    Air Ministry, 8th December, 1944.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Promotion.
    Flg. Off. to Flt. Lt. (war. subs.): —
    20th Nov. 1944.
    D. BOWES, D.F.C. (134687).

    Air Ministry, 4th November, 1947.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Appointment to commission.
    As.Flying Officers, extended service (four years on the active list)*:— '
    12th ,Feb. 1946.
    Donald BOWES, D.F.C. (134687). 21st Feb. 1946 (seniority 20th Nov. 1943).
    * Retaining their existing ranks under wartime rules.

    Air Ministry, 2nd December, 1947.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Flight Lieutenant (war subs.) to Flight Lieutenant (subs.): —
    1st July 1946.
    D. BOWES, D.F.C. (134687) (seniority 20th May 1946).

    Transfer to reserve (class A).
    Flight Lieutenants:—
    21st Feb. 1950.
    D. BOWES, D.F.C., (134687).
    LG dated Mar 50

    Air Ministry, 20th April, 1954.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE RESERVE OF OFFICERS.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Extension of service.
    The period of service of the undermentioned Flight Lieutenants is extended by five years with effect from the dates stated:—
    D. BOWES, D.F.C. (134687). 21st Feb. 1954.
    Regards, Terry

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    Thank you Terry ! This is my man , I see that he stayed in RAF after the war , very interesting .
    Any chance to find more ??

    Amicalement , Alain.

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    Hello Alain,
    I am Don's daughter do you still need information ? I might be able to help. Why are you interested in him ?Look forward to hearing from you.
    Hilary

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    Hello Hilary,
    I sent you a mail .

    Alain

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