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    Default F/Lt KAH MASON DFC

    Hi guys

    I'm seeking a copy of the citation for F/Lt Keith Mason's DFC, circa late 1943 (253 Squadron). Not in the published DFC tome.

    Can anyone help, please?

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    No citation is given in the London Gazette but Flight magazine luckily does

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1943/1943%20-%201772.html?search=K.%20A.%20H.%20Mason

    Act. Fit. Lt. K. A. H. MASON, R.A.F.V.R., No.
    235 Squ.—In April, 1943, this officer led a sweep, during which four Italian torpedo bombers were destroyed. He has personally destroyed one enemy aircraft and a flak ship.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Default Keith Mason DFC

    Many thanks Dennis

    Just what I was looking for.

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    MASON, Keith Alexander Henry, A/F/L (111704, RAFVR) - No.253 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 25 May 1943. Born 1922 at Yeovil. Home in London. Educated at Sandroyd School, Cobham and Eton College. Enlisted 1940; commissioned 1941. Citation in Air Ministry Bulletin

    "Flight Lieutenant Mason has led his flight with great keenness and determination throughout a long career of operational duties. In April 1943, he led a sweep during which four Italian torpedo bombers were destroyed. He is a most tenacious and courageous flight commander whose gallantry and devotion to duty have been outstanding. He has personally destroyed one enemy aircraft and a flak ship."

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    Default Keith Mason

    Thanks for the confirmation, Hugh

    I trust you are well.

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    Default "I trust you are well"

    "I trust you are well."

    If I were any better I would be arrested for excessive cheerfulness.

    If I were any better I would be cloned.

    If I were any better I would be twins.

    If I were any better I would be the subject of an investigation.

    I am so well I am contemplating reincarnation.

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