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    Default Charles Edward Brooks FL MBE SHEAF Signals RAFVR

    I am interested in finding out the citation for the above named, who was my grandfather, and any other details of his service during the war. Thanks for any assistance.

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    Jacki,
    Welcome aboard (and the usual "You don't have to be mad to be a member - but sometimes it helps!!).

    Charles Edward Brooks
    Enlisted in the RAF (358301) from a civilian some time between Sep 1919 and Jun 1925 (location not known).
    Commissioned from Warrant Officer to A/Plt Off into the Technical Branch RAFVR (178379) on 25 Jul 44 (just 6 weeks after D-Day! - which may be connected with his SHAEF posting).
    Promoted to substantive Fg Off probably 25 Jan 45.
    Awarded MBE 14 Jun 45.
    Awarded USA Bronze Star Medal (as A/Flt Lt) 9 Oct 45.
    Relinquished his Commission as Fg Off (A/Flt Lt) but retaining his Acting rank 10 Feb 54.
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    BROOKS, Charles Edward, F/L (178379, RAFVR) - Headquarters, Command Signals Division, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force - Member, Order of the British Empire - awarded as per London Gazette dated 14 June 1945. Public Record Office Air 2/9056, courtesy of Steve Brew, has citation. Note rank when recommended.

    "This officer has held a key position in the wireless and radio/telephone organisation of the Allied Air Forces operating in the theatre of the Supreme Commander. He is responsible for all frequency allocation and the coordination of that allocation with the United Kingdom and the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces. Pilot Officer Brooks has carried out his duties in an exceptional manner and has to a very large extent been personally responsible for the little interference with which the air forces in this theatre have had to contend. He has shown great skill in his work."

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