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    BURTON, Percival Philip, F/L (47373, Royal Air Force) - Station Old Sarum - Mention in Despatches - awarded as per London Gazette dated 14 June 1945. Public Record Office Air 2/9056, courtesy of Steve Brew, has recommendation for a MBE, Birthday Honours List, 1945, reduced to this award.

    Flight Lieutenant Burton, as Station Equipment Officer, has worked at high pressure for nearly a year during the setting up, operation and closing down of the concentration area for Operation OVERLORD. Very large quantities of stores were handled efficiently and accurately. Some of the items were 1,500,000 gallons of Motor Transport fuel, 100,000 blankets and 70 tons of Motor Transport spares, together with the receipt and issue of 2,600 vehicles. All demands during long, harassing periods have been cheerfully met and this officer’s high standard of ability, sustained hard work and devotion to duty have been reflected in the smooth and efficient running of the equipment section.

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    Hi, do you have any information on my grandfather, BROOKER, Stuart Gordon, Corporal - MiD - 450614 - SHAEFE - RAFVR

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    BROOKER, Stuart Gordon, Acting Corporal (1230733, RAFVR*) - Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces - Station Stapleford Tawrey - Mention in Despatches.- awarded as per London Gazette dated 14 June 1945. Public Record Office Air 2/9056, courtesy of Steve Brew, has recommendation for a BEM, Birthday Honours List, 1945; this award substituted.

    This Non-Commissioned Officer has been employed in the Registry since the formation of Allied Expeditionary Air Force Headquarters. Among a competent staff he has been outstanding. The way in which he has applied himself to his work even in the most trying circumstances has been most praiseworthy. He has always been prepared ti complete his duties without regard for his own personal consideration and, in his quiet way, he has had an extremely good influence on all other ranks.

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    Please could you provide the citation for my grandfather:
    SIBLEY, Francis Edward, Flight Sergeant - BEM - 450614 - 8 Recruits Centre, - RAF

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    SIBLEY, Francis Edward, Flight Sergeant (509976, Royal Air Force) - No.8 Recruits Centre, Arbroath - British Empire Medal - awarded as per London Gazette dated 14 June 1945. Public Record Office Air 2/9056, courtesy of Steve Brew, has citation.

    For the past 3 years this airman has been employed in the equipment section of the station and has been the Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of the section for considerable periods. His work has been outstanding, and the zeal and energy which he has shown have proved him to be a Non-Commissioned Officer much above the average. The equipment and stores with which he has had to deal are spread over a very wide area, making rhe safeguarding and recording extremely difficult. Nevertheless, losses have been negligable, and this has been in a large measure due to the efficiency of Flight Sergeant Sibley. He has also found time to assist in the general welfare of the station and has proved to be a trustworthy and loyal Non-Commissioned Officer.

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    Many thanks Hugh, much appreciated.

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    Hi. I'm new to this forum. Would I be able to find the citations for my dad's DFC and AFC ? He was FLT LT Roy Mather DFC AFC service number 177937. Thanks

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    Hello BigRob65

    According to Michael Maton's "Honour the Air Forces" (Honours and awards to the RAF & Dominion Air Forces during WW2) your father is mentioned in the London Gazette as 177937 A/Flt Roy Mather for his DFC in London Gazette date 22-5-45 on page 2624 whilst serving on 227 Squadron, this is his sole entry, with no mention for his AFC, so on that basis, I presume it was pre or post-war.

    A search on the London Gazette with those details will speed up your search - you might only find his name mentioned on that page, or you might find a citation.

    However, for the AFC, you should find some mention of it in the London Gazette if you put in his pre or post-war service in your search of the London Gazette website.

    Hope this helps?

    cheers

    Allan
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