I have had a group of seven medal to this officer (Douglas Alan Youngs) for some 35 years, viz AFC (1950), 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, 1939-45 War Medal (with MiD Oakleaf), New Zealand War Medal, GSM - 2 clasps, Malaya, Cyprus; United Nations Medal - Cyprus. I know that he served throughout WW2 as a pilot with the RNZAF and post war had two spells with the RAF. I have full details of the latter and a copy of the recommendaiton for his AFC.

However, my attempts to find any details of his time with the RNZAF have proved fruitless, with the exception of the announcement of his Mention in Despatches in London Gazette 10 July 1945. Any assistance on the background to his MiD and indeed anything on his WW2 service would be much appreciated.

Kind regards

Jim