Bravery awards to Robert Stott's crew

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Title

Bravery awards to Robert Stott's crew

Description

Newspaper cuttings reporting the award of two Conspicuous Gallantry Medals, a Distinguished Flying Cross and four Distinguished Flying Medals to the crew that Robert Stott belonged to. Awarded for bringing a badly damaged Lancaster and seriously wounded crew back from a raid on Hanover.

Two cuttings, the first shows the crew, head and shoulders with their names and decorations below. The image of Sergeant Hickling, the rear gunner, is missing. The second cutting reports the awards listing the crew and decoration.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Bradley Froggatt

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Format

Two newspaper cuttings

Language

Identifier

PYuleJ1509

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Transcription

[Photograph]
ALL IN ONE CREW – ALL HAVE DECORATIONS: These airmen recently brought a badly damaged Lancaster back from Hanover. Names from left: P/O. G. G. Whittle, D.F.M. (navigator). Sergeant R. Hebditch, D.F.M. (wireless operator) Sergeant R. Stott, D.F.M. (mid- upper-gunner), P/O A.J.S. Walker, C.G. M. (Pilot), Sargeant S. [Indecipherable] C.G.M, (engineer), F/O A.W. Gadd, D.F.C. (bomb aimer), and Sergeant K. Hicklin, D.F.M. (rear gunner).
ENTIRE LANCASTER CREW DECORATED
By the decoration of three airman announced by the Air Ministry last night, the entire crew of a Lancaster Bomber have been honoured. They brought back their badly damaged plane from Hanover.
Yesterday’s awards were to Flying Officer A. W. Gadd (Gosport), D.F.C., and Sergeants K.N. Hicklin (Hounslow) and R. Stott (Falkirk), D.F.M. The other members of the crew – Pilot Officer A. J.S. Walker (Thornton Heath) and Sergeant S. Mav[missing letters] (Aylesham, Kent) C.G.M.; Sergeant R. Hebditch, D.F.M.; and Pilot Officer G.G. Whittle (Catford)

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Citation

“Bravery awards to Robert Stott's crew,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15016.

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