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14th November 2007, 11:03
Having viewed this post, I am not sure I am cross-posting correctly and shall await further instructions (I also want to repost the DFC citations list).


Okay, I see how this works. I shall not repost the entire item from the old board, but I shall repeat here the introductory remarks which prefaced the list.

The following represents over 300 awards that were gazetted 1 January 1943 without units being identified or citations. Units and citations are now available from myself via hughhall AT allstream DOT net. The list covers 57 Air Force Crosses, one Bar to the Air Force Cross, nine Air Force Medals, seven Associates of the Royal Red Cross, one Royal Red Cross, one Companion of the Bath, three Commanders of the Order of the British Empire, 42 Members of the Order of the British Empire, 31 Officers of the Order of the British Empire, 39 British Empire Medals, 14 Commendations and 92 Mentions in Despatches.

It is not complete. The number of Mentions in Despatches is quite small compared to the total gazetted and those that are now available are the results of recommendations for higher awards (BEM, OBE, etc) which were downgraded to MiDs.. This listing would be impossible without help from Steve Brew and frequent checks with Michael Maton's "Honour the Air Forces".

14th November 2007, 11:33
Hugh, et al,
I tried to re-post the RAF OR Service Numbers list. The copy was 25K characters big (roughly 8 A4 pages). The UB & RM section will only accept up to 10K characters. Perhaps this latter figure could be "re-engineered"?

14th November 2007, 12:55
Hi Gents,

I've increased the max post size to 50,000 characters this should cater for the lists.

One request however if you repost as opposed to link to the old archive please drop me a Personal Message (PM) via the board so I delete the original message.

This will stop duplication in the archives.