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    It is going to be a long job, isn't it? lol
    In fond memory of Corporal James Oakland AGC (RMP), killed in action in Afghanistan on 22 October 2009. Exemplo Ducemus.

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    The RCAF awards data base (Second World War) as viewed using the "Search Tools" option has now been amended to "BROOKS, Roy Lyons". This means that approximately ten percent of te data base has been publicly overhauled. Many other entries, further on, have been revised in my personal data base but have not yet been "published" via option noted above.

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    The RCAF awards data base (Second World War) as viewed using the "Search Tools" option has now been amended to "BROWNLEE, Donald Grant".

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    Default Update, 24 April 2010

    The RCAF awards data base (Second World War) as viewed using the "Search Tools" option has now been amended to "BURDES, John Robert".

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    Default Update, 29 April 2010

    The RCAF awards data base (Second World War) as viewed using the "Search Tools" option has now been amended to "BURRAGE, Robert Harcourt." Total overhaul of content now extends to about eleven percent of the entries.

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    The RCAF awards data base (Second World War) as viewed using the "Search Tools" option has now been amended to "BYTHELL, John Eric Wilson" and thus to the end of the "B" section.

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    The RCAF awards data base (Second World War) as viewed using the "Search Tools" option has now been amended to "CLUCAS, Clarence Melbourne" and represents a revision of some 16 percent of the names.

    By way of a reminder, the rather cumbersome way to access these revisions is as follows:

    Visit the main Air Force Association website (http://airforce.ca/honours-awards/military-honours-awards-1914-1945-files/rcaf-personnel-1939-1949/).

    Click on SEARCH TOOLS

    Enter a name you seek AND check off the appropriate group (at this tiime, RCAF awards).

    You will then find the newer revisions.
    Last edited by HughAHalliday; 19th July 2010 at 00:25.

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    We don't say this often enough Hugh - thank you for the tremendous effort you are putting into this.

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    Default Update as of 18 August 2010

    The RCAF awards data base (Second World War) as viewed using the "Search Tools" option has now been amended to "COZENS, William Joseph" and represents a revision of some 19 percent of the names.

    An example demonstrates the degree to which some (though not all) entries have been revised:

    OLD VERSION:

    COSMAN, F/O William Nathan (J23397) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.248 Squadron - Award effective 17 November 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 1/45 dated 5 January 1945. Home in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; enlisted Halifax, 24 August 1940. Trained at No.4 ITS (graduated 3 July 1942), No.5 EFTS (graduated 9 October 1942) and No.3 SFTS (graduated 5 February 1943. Killed in action 7 December 1944 (Mosquito NR225); name on Runnymede Memorial. Award sent by registered mail to next-of-kin.

    This officer, now on his second operational tour, has unfailingly pressed home his attacks with outstanding courage and determination. He has taken part in attacks on submarines, a destroyer and minesweepers. Flying Officer Cosman has displayed great skill and his devotion to duty has been of a high order.


    NEW VERSION

    COSMAN, F/O William Nathan (J23397) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.248 Squadron - Award effective 17 November 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 1/45 dated 5 January 1945. Born 25 January 1918 at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Home there. Road worker for one year, clerk in family store for two years, and then for two years a machine operator at La Tuque, Quebec (St. Lawrence Power Corporation). Enlisted Halifax, 24 August 1940, originally as an air gunner; posted to No.1 BGS, 30 September 1940 and then to No.4 (BR) Squadron, 28 October 1940; promoted Sergeant, 26 November 1940 and Flight Sergeant, 1 December 1941. Remustered for pilot training, 7 May 1942 at which point he reverted to Sergeant. To No.4 ITS, 7 May 1942; graduated 3 July 1942 but not posted to No.5 EFTS until 15 August 1942; graduated 9 October 1942 and posted next day to No.3 SFTS; graduated and commissioned 5 February 1943. Posted on 20 February 1943 to No.1 General Reconnaissance School; to “Y” Depot, Halifax, 9 May 1943. Embarked from Canada, 27 May 1943. Disembarked in Britain, 4 June 1943. To No.20 (P) AFU, 6 July 1943. Promoted Flying Officer, 5 August 1943. Attached to No.1519 Beam Approach Training Flight, 17-24 August 1943. Posted to No.547 Squadron, 21 September 1943. Posted to No.281 Squadron, 22 November 1943. Temporary Duty to Station Newcastle, 10-15 December 1943. Temporary Duty at Daindoter (?) Moor, 16 February to 14 March 1944. To No.9 OTU, 14 March 1944. To No.132 OTU, 17 May 1944. To No.248 Squadron, 4 June 1944. Killed in action 7 December 1944 (Mosquito NR225); name on Runnymede Memorial. Award sent by registered mail to next-of-kin.

    This officer, now on his second operational tour, has unfailingly pressed home his attacks with outstanding courage and determination. He has taken part in attacks on submarines, a destroyer and minesweepers. Flying Officer Cosman has displayed great skill and his devotion to duty has been of a high order.

    Circumstances of death: Mosquito NT225 “O” (F/O Cosman and 152972 F/O L.M. Freedman) and PZ346 “Z”(J23429 F/O K.C. Wing and Aus 428055 Flight Sergeant V.R. Shield) were in a formation detailed to attack shipping in Aelesund Harbour on the afternoon of 7 December 1944. The formation overshot the harbour and were turning over Gossen airfield to go back for an attack when 15 to 20 Bf.109s intercepted and attacked. There were no further details available.
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    Default Update to 20 September 2010

    The RCAF awards data base (Second World War) as viewed using the "Search Tools" option has now been amended to "CYR", and hence to the end of the letter "C". This represents a revision of some 20 percent of the names.

    By way of a reminder, the rather cumbersome way to access these revisions is as follows:

    Visit the main Air Force Association website (http://airforce.ca/honours-awards/military-honours-awards-1914-1945-files/rcaf-personnel-1939-1949/).

    Click on SEARCH TOOLS

    Enter a name you seek AND check off the appropriate group (at this tiime, RCAF awards).

    You will then find the newer revisions.

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