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    Here are your man's citations from the LG:
    Air Ministry,
    29th May, 1942.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallantry displayed in flying operations against the enemy:
    Distinguished Flying Cross.
    Acting Squadron Leader Douglas IVESON (86384), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve,
    No. 76 Squadron.
    This officer has completed many successful sorties including two daylight attacks on Brest. During one of his night sorties, in full moonlight, he was attacked by an enemy fighter but, by his skilful evasive action, his rear gunner was enabled to destroy the attacker. One night in April, 1942, Squadron Leader Iveson was the captain of an aircraft detailed to attack the German naval base at Trondheim. He completed this mission, despite intense anti-aircraft fire and a very light sky. After dropping his bombs, he remained over the target area for some time in order to divert the fire from aircraft which were still attacking. He has displayed courage and keenness of an exceptionally high standard.

    Air Ministry, 11th June, 1943.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards:
    Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross.
    Acting Squadron. Leader Douglas IVESON, D.F.C. (86384), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
    The above awards are for gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air .operations.

    Air Ministry, 1st September, 1944.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallantry displayed in flying operations against the enemy:
    Distinguished Service Order.
    Acting Wing Commander Douglas IVESON, D.F.C. (86384), R.A.F.V.R., 76 Sqn.
    This officer is an outstanding squadron commander whose magnificent leadership, great courage and zeal have inspired all. Since being awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Flying Cross, Wing Commander Iveson has completed many bombing missions against dangerous and difficult targets and the successes obtained reflect the greatest credit on the skill and resolution of this officer. He has rendered much loyal and devoted service.
    Regards, Terry

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    Thank you very much Terry

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    Can anyone please confirm whether the Confidential Air Force List (like the normal AFL) contains the details of Warrant Officers?

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    Jonny

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    From the ones that I have seen the answer would yes and no.

    Early years did include Warrant Officers but with less detail than commissioned officers, one I looked up only listed surname and initials (something I already had). They were dropped from the list at some point in the early war years, probably due to the number of commissions not to mention the number of people being made Warrant Officers.
    Alan Clark

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    Do you have any idea of a date when WOs were no longer included? i.e. the cut off?

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    Sorry I can't remember what year it was, probably around 1942.
    Alan Clark

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    Thanks for the help. The info may prove rather useful!

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