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    Default S/Ldr Denys Mowbray Maw AFC

    Looking for any details on this pilot other than his loss, early war-time career, award of AFC etc.

    Thanks in advance.

    Steve
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    MAW, S/L Dennis Mowbray - (RAF 70456) - Air Force Cross - No.31 Bombing and Gunnery School, Picton, Ontario. - Awarded as per London Gazette dated 20 October 1942 and AFRO 185/43 dated 5 February 1943.

    "Squadron Leader Maw is an outstanding and exceptional officer in every respect and has set an example of the highest standard to all. He has shown outstanding initiative, leadership ability and devotion to duty, and is most painstaking and thorough in anything he undertakes. His flying hours is 1,409, and during his active service in Canada he has made a very fine contribution to the success of flying training."

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    Hugh,

    Thank you for the prompt reply, am I right in thinking ( don't tell the wife ) that Maw was Canadian, I was informed he was from Seaford, Sussex. ?

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    Steve, From the LG:
    Air Ministry,
    3rd April, 1934.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE RESERVE.
    Reserve of Air Force Officers.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    The undermentioned are granted commissions as Pilot Officers on probation in class AA(ii). 19th Mar. 1934:
    Denys Mowbray MAW.

    Air Ministry,
    23rd April, 1935
    ROYAL AIR FORCE RESERVE.
    Reserve of Air Force Officers.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    The undermentioned Pilot Officers on probation are confirmed in rank:
    19th Mar. 1935.
    Denys Mobrawy MAW.

    Air Ministry,
    12th November, 1935.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE RESERVE.
    Reserve of Air Force Officers.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    The undermentioned Pilot Officers are promoted to the rank of Flying Officer:
    19th Sept. 1935.
    Denys Mowbray MAW.

    Air Ministry,
    1st February, 1938.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE RESERVE.
    Reserve of Air Force Officers.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    The undermentioned relinquish their commissions on appointment to commissions in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 1st Jan. 1938:
    Flying Officers.
    Denys Mowbray MAW.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    The undermentioned are granted commissions in the ranks stated with effect from 1st Jan. 1938 and with seniority of the dates stated:
    Flying Officers.
    Denys Mowbray MAW. 19th Sept. 1935.

    Air Ministry,
    15th October, 1940.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE RESERVE.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    The undermentioned Flying Officers are promoted to the rank of Flight Lieutenant:
    Denis Mowbray MAW (70456).

    Air Ministry, October, 1942.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    Fit. Lts. to be Sqn. Ldrs. (tempy.):
    3rd Sept. 1942.
    D. M. MAW (70456)

    Air Ministry, 20th October, 1942.
    The KING has been graciously pleased, on the advice of Canadian Ministers, to approve the following awards:
    Air Force Cross.
    Acting Squadron Leader Dennis Mowbray MAW (70456), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
    Regards, Terry

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    Maw was NOT Canadian but one of several hundred RAF personnel who, at various times throughout the war, were posted to Canada for duties that included establishment and maintenance of the training, ferry operations, and liaison in operational matters such as anti-submarine warfare.

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    Default : S/Ldr Denys Mowbray Maw AFC

    Quote Originally Posted by HughAHalliday View Post
    Maw was NOT Canadian but one of several hundred RAF personnel who, at various times throughout the war, were posted to Canada for duties that included establishment and maintenance of the training, ferry operations, and liaison in operational matters such as anti-submarine warfare.

    Is there current interest in this quite old posting? if so please contact me

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    Quote Originally Posted by james maw View Post
    Is there current interest in this quite old posting? if so please contact me
    James, yes still very interested. I am the 218 Squadron association historian, looking for details on this officer.

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    James,

    I have no way of contact you. If you see this please email me : threegrouprafATyahoo.co.uk (Remove AT)

    Thank you.
    Steve

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