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18th May 2012, 09:41
I happened upon a few photo's taken of a conferring ceremony at Teddington on JUly 17, 1943 where American awards were awarded to RAF personell.

First photo, scroll right

The London Gazette entries are:
Legion of Merit.
---------- Group Captain Cedric Arnold BELL.
---------- Group Captain George Hurst RANDLE.
Silver Star.
---------- Acting Group Captain Richard Henry WATERHOUSE, D.F.C., A.F.C.
---------- Wing Commander Graeme Elliott HARRISON (37012), No. 149 Squadron.
---------- Acting Wing Commander Harold Hamlyn BURNELL (39299), No. 7 Squadron.
---------- Squadron Leader William Vernon CRAWFORDCOMPTON, D.F.C. (65500), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 453 Squadron.
---------- Squadron Leader Edward Francis John CHARLES, D.F.C. (36198), No. 611 Squadron.
Distinguished Flying Cross.
---------- Acting Wing Commander Keith Louis Bate HODSON, D.F.C. (Can/C.8o7), Royal Canadian Air Force.
---------- Acting Wing Commander Thomas Robertson HOPE, D.F.C. (27005), No. 58 Squadron.
---------- Flight Lieutenant George Herbert Tillotson HATTON (122518), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
---------- Acting Flight Lieutenant Robert Andrew BUCKHAM, D.F.C. (Can/J.15426), Royal Canadian Air Force,
No. 416 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron.
---------- Acting Flight Lieutenant John Alfred WAKEFORD, D.F.C. (101565), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 9 Squadron (since reported missing).
---------- Warrant Officer' William GREENFIELD (926876), No. 277 Squadron.
Air Medal.
---------- Squadron Leader Donald Wilfred STEVENTON, D.S.O., D.F.C. (33477), No. 541 Squadron. .
---------- Flight Lieutenant William Arnold PREST (Can/J.15101), Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 122 Squadron.
---------- Acting Flight Lieutenant Stanley TREVALLION (114082), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 278 Squadron.
---------- Flying Officer George Anthony MASON (132757), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 222 Squadron.
---------- Flying Officer George PLATTS (137655), Royal Air
---------- Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 541 Squadron.
---------- Flying Officer "Duncan Fairlie WILSON (123515), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 542 Squadron.
---------- Warrant Officer Thomas McNeil ORMISTON (1368751), No. 277 Squadron.
---------- Warrant Officer Alister Keith SAUNDERS (N.Z. 403992), Royal New Zealand Air Force, No. 277 Squadron.
---------- 532774 Flight Sergeant George Norman LEIGHTON, No. 277 Squadron.
Soldiers' Medal.
---------- 1702561 Leading Aircraftman Frank Seymour MILLINGTON.

See link for correct spellings and numbers etc

there a full portrait images of
F/O Duncan F. Wilson
F/Lt. Stanley Trevaillion
S/Ldr. Edward F.J. Charles
S/Ldr. Willaim V. Crawford-Compton
W/Cmdr. Harold H. Burnel
W/Cmdr. Richard H. Waterhouse
W/Cmdr. Graeme E. Harrison
F/O George A. Mason
F/Sgt. George N. Leighton
F/O George Platss
W/Cmdr. Thomas R. Hope
W/O William Greenfield
F/Lt. George H.T. Hatton
W/O Thomas Mcn. Ormiston
Pilot Officer H.J. Phillips

(Spellings in the above list are as per the Fold3.com database of USAAF photos, teh misspellings will aid you find the photos.)

AND! before you ask, this is an exception rather than a rule, there are only a few such portraits, remember this is a database of AMERICAN men, but the term RAF appears in the titles of over 700 photos some (not many) with an RAF members name, worth a scoot through.