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11th March 2008, 19:24
Hello all,

I wodner if anyone has any other career details of this RAFO officer

I'm happy that I have most of his entries from the London Gazette so I won't bore you with those in this message. (Except these - there are

Acting Pilot Officers on probation are graded as Pilot Officers on probation.
Gazette Issue 34776 published on the 19 January 1940

Retirement:Date:5 January 1962 Issue number:42566
Flight Lieutenant D. R. WEST, D.F.C. (42087) (at own request), retaining the rank of Squadron Leader. 1st Dec. 1961.

He was I think with 141 Sqn during the Battle of Britain then moving on to 256 Sqn where he seems to be credited with a He111 destroyed on 7 May 1941. TNA have a combat report for him also in April 1941 with 256 Sqn.

He was awarded a DFC with 256 Squadron per Gazette Issue 36693 published on the 5 September 1944.

Some of his LG entries list him as Donald, Roc/Roe etc but I think Donal Rock West is correct.

I'm PRIMARILY wondering what he was stationed or assigned to in the JULY to NOVEMBER 1942 period?

Any help is as always appreciated.

best regards

Dennis Burke