Letter to Mrs E Milling from M T Derbyshire

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Title

Letter to Mrs E Milling from M T Derbyshire

Description

Notification that Flight Sergeant Edward Milling has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal, with citation.

Date

1945-04-05

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Format

Two page typewritten letter with attached slip

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EDerbyshireMTMillingEM450405

Transcription

AIR MINISTRY,
LONDON, W.C.2.
A. 768734/45/S. 10a.

5th April, 1945.

Madam,
I am directed to inform you that the King has been graciously pleased to confer the Distinguished Flying Medal on your late husband, Flight Sergeant Edward Milling, with effect from 26th September, 1943, for the services detailed in the attached statement. The award will be published in the London Gazette (Royal Air Force Awards Supplement) dated 10th April, 1945.
2. If you should so desire, arrangements will be made for you, as the recorded next of kin, to attend at Buckingham Palace to receive the award from His Majesty. It is not possible at present to give any indication of the date of the ceremony which you would be required to attend but reasonable notice would be given. One other person, a blood relative of your husband, would be allowed to attend with you. Railway warrants will be provided on request to cover 3rd class return travel between the place of residence and London.
/3.

Mrs. E. Milling,
57, West Crescent,
Cliftton Side,
Beeston,
Notts.
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3. If for any reason you should not wish to attend the ceremony the award would be forwarded to you by post.
4. I am to request that you will be good enough to indicate your wishes as soon as convenient.
I am, Madam,
Your obedient Servant,
[signature]
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[underlined] Distinguished Flying Medal [/underlined]
[underlined] 656624, Sergeant Edward Milling, Royal Air Force Navigator[/underlined]
This airman has taken part in numerous operational missions against the enemy, in the course of which he has invariably displayed the utmost courage, fortitude and devotion to duty.

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Mrs E Milling from M T Derbyshire,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 20, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/1186.

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