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10th May 2008, 13:53
A fellow collector and friend purchased a uniform which has belonged to Sqdn/Ldr Gary Kerr, CO of 152 Hyderabad Sqdn from Jan 1945 to Jan 1946. I looking for further information about him and perhaps there is a picture. Wrote already to the 152 Sqdn Assn but it seems that no one could help me. Thanks very much in advance.


10th May 2008, 14:13
Garry (note that it was usually spelt with two R's) was Grant Kerr DFC 61269. He received his DFC with 42 Squadron.

BTW have you tried http://www.152hyderabad.co.uk/index.htm which is different from the Association. They seem to hold a hold a good collection of photos


10th May 2008, 14:48
KERR, Grant, A/S/L (61269, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve) - No.42 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 11 August 1944. Public Record Office Air 2/9633 has citation drafted when he had flown 119 sorties (290 operational hours) as a pilot.

"This officer has been engaged on operational flying since August 1941. When based in the United Kingdom, he flew on numerous operational sorties including attacks on the German battleships Scharnhorst and Prince Eugen. Since then he has served in the Middle East theatre of war and India. More recently, Squadron Leader Kerr has taken part in day and night attacks on enemy objectives in Burma. He has always pressed home his attacks with skill and determination. Penetrating far into enemy territory, this officer has on many occasions led the squadron with great success against difficult jungle targets. At all times he has displayed great courage and devotion to duty and by his leadership, both in the air and on the ground has set an inspiring example to all."