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    Looking for details please on the award of the above medal to Squadron Leader Geoffrey Noden AMISON 32239 as per the LG 15.08.1941.

    Interested to know why this was awarded and what was the criteria.

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    Hi Steve, will try to find any details but can you provide more info about him? Where he was serving in 1940-1941? It may help to find the reason of award.

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    Hi Pavel,

    Sorry, he had previously served as commanding officer of No.218 Squadron based at RAF Marham.

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    Hi Steve

    Amison's name crops up in this old thread. It may help:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=111&forum=DCForumID7 &archive=yes

    David Sumerauer said:

    "According Miroslav Pajer´ s book – (Ve stinu slavy, ISBN 80-85-280-10-8, 1992 – dealing with the training of Czech bomber aircrew during WWII) more British personnel involved in instructing (and some operations) were awarded Czech Medals.
    W/Cmdr John Francis Griffiths, DFC
    S/Ldr Percy Charles Pickard, DSO, DFC
    S/Ldr Geoffrey Noden Amison
    S/Ldr Henry Rudolph Graham
    F/Lt Anthony Harols Scott-Browne were awarded Czechoslovak Military Cross 1939 (War Cross 1939)"

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    The following, from CAN/RAF awards data base, may give a clue, if only to lead you to an appropriate file at Kew:

    GRIFFITHS, W/C John Francis (24037) - Czech Military Cross of 1939 - awarded as per London Gazette dated 10 January 1941, "in recognition of valuable services rendered in connection with the war." Public Record Office Air 2/6123 has correspondence dated 25 November 1940 stating that the award was one of three to RAF officers "in recognition of their service in organizing, training and rendering efficient Czech airmen."

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    Thank you all for your help, if the award was in recognition of his work re-training Czech air crews, would I be right in presuming it would training within Bomber Command ( No.311 Sqdn ) and not Coastal / Fighter?

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    Steve,

    if his name is mentiond in book of M. Pajer, it is definetly connected with No. 311 Sq. Quite a lot of British and officers of other nationalities got CMC o CGM for their effort to retrain Czechoslovak crews for No. 311 Sq.

    Pavel
    Last edited by CZ_RAF; 24th January 2008 at 12:26. Reason: typo

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    Hi Steve,

    some more info for your from my DB:
    AMISON Geoffrey Noden 32 239 S/L with No. 311 Sq as NAV instructor, also B Flight CO, awarded Czechoslovak Military Cross and honorary Czechoslovak Pilot's Brevet.

    Pavel

    P.S. Do you have an idea of his nationality?
    Last edited by CZ_RAF; 24th January 2008 at 20:50. Reason: typo

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    Hi Pavel the birth of Geoffrey N Amison is registered in 2nd quarter of 1912 in the district of Bath, UK, so he is English born.

    Regards, Tom

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    Many thanks Tom!

    Pavel

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