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    Default Guy Richard BROWN DFC ( RAF No.45420)

    Has anyone any infomation on Fl/Lt Guy Richard BROWN (45420)?

    He was at Hawarden at end of 1944 or start 1945 and then was sent out to Egypt.
    He may have been with 16 Squadron at one time.
    He is listed as dying on 06/09/1945 and is buried Heliopolis War Cemetery. .

    Cheers Motherbird

    Extra ifo... He was possibly ferrying a/c abroad
    Last edited by motherbird; 12th September 2010 at 10:37. Reason: extra info

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    15 FU (Ferry Unit?) from RAF Deaths

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    BROWN, Guy Richard, AF/L (45420, Royal Air Force) - No.1473 Flight - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 6 April 1943. Citation from Air Ministry Bulletin 9810 dated 6 April 1943.

    "This officer flew on more than 50 sorties during the battle of Egypt and the subsequent fighting resulting in the capture of Tripoli. His fine example and untiring efforts have contributed materially to the high standard of morale of the flight he commands."

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    Was No.1473 Flight bombers?
    If so I am not sure the Guy Brown I am looking for is this chap, but the CWGC doesn't appear to have another Guy Brown killed in 1945.

    He may have been Canadian.

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    Default 1473 Flight

    1473 (SD) Flight was formed from one flight of 109 Squadron (as was 1474(SD) Flight) when 109 changed direction after perfecting Oboe - !09 became part of 8 Group PFF - 1473 became the RCM flight and 1474 became the radio reconaissance flight. On 4/1/43 1474 became 192 (SD) Squadron which later absorbed 1473 Flight. !473 code was ZP. Hope this helps - John.

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