Recommendation for Honours and Awards

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Title

Recommendation for Honours and Awards

Description

Form completing recommending Peter's DFC. Includes listing of all sorties made.

Date

1944-08-07

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Language

Format

Two typewritten sheets

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Transcription

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[Underlined] RECOMMENDATION FOR HONOURS AND AWARDS. (NON-IMMEDIATE) [/Underlined]

CHRISTIAN NAMES: PETER VERE. SURNAME: HAZELDENE.

RANK: WARRANT OFFICER. OFFICIAL NUMBER: 553414.

COMMAND & GROUP: BOMBER. FIVE. UNIT: NO. 57 SQUADRON.

TOTAL HOURS FLOWN ON OPERATIONS: 1st Tour 198.25 hours. 2nd Tour 105.15 hours.

TOTAL NUMBER OF SORTIES: 1st Tour 35. 2nd Tour 20.

TOTAL HOURS FLOWN ON OPERATIONS SINCE RECEIPT OF PREVIOUS AWARD: N/A.

NUMBER OF SORTIES SINCE PREVIOUS AWARD: N/A.

RECOGNITION FOR WHICH RECOMMEND: DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS. (Non-Immediate)

APPOINTMENT HELD: WIRELESS OPERATOR (AIR).

[Underlined] PARTICULARS OF MERITORIOUS SERVICE FOR WHICH RECOMMENDATION IS MADE. [/Underlined]

This Warrant Officer has now completed 55 sorties, 20 of them in his second tour, which include numerous attacks on Berlin, Essen, Cologne, Brunswick and other heavily defended targets in Germany.

His keenness and enthusiasm for operational flying in general have been a stimulus to all his colleagues, while his outstanding ability as a wireless operator in particular has set a magnificent example to all operators in this Squadron.

He is strongly recommended for the non-immediate award of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

[Signature]
Group Captain Commanding,
[Underlined] R.A.F. Station, East Kirkby. [/Underlined]

Date: 16 JUL 1944

Remarks of Officer Commanding No.55 Base.

Strongly recommended
[Signature]
Air Commodore, Commanding,
[Underlined] No.55 Base, Royal Air Force. [/Underlined]

Date: 15. 7. 44

Remarks of Air Officer Commanding No. 5 Group.

Recommended for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross
RA Cockrane.
Air Vice Marshal,
[Underlined] Headquarters No. 5 Group, R.A.F. [/Underlined]

Date: 7/8/44

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[underlined] BRIEF DETAILS OF SORTIES CARRIED OUT. (2nd TOUR) [underlined]

[underlined] DATE. HOURS. TARGET. REMARKS. [underlined]

22/23.4.44 5.45 Brunswick
29/30.4.44 7.15 Clermont Ferrand
1/2.5.44 5.20 Tours
3/4.5.44 6.00 Mailly
7/8.5.44 5.10 Tours
9/10.5.44 9.20 Annecy
21/22.5.44 6.25 Kiel Bay
22/23.5.444[sic] 6.30 Brunswick
24/25.5.44 3.25 Antwerp
27/28.5.44 4.05 St. Valery
31/1.6.44 7.30 Gardening
4/5.6.44 3.45 Maisy
6/7.6.44 4.15 Caen
7/8.6.44 4.35 Cerisy
9/10.6.44 4.30 Etampes
12/13.6.44 4.50 Caen
14/15.6.44 4.55 Aunay-Sur- Odon
16/17.6.44 3.15 Doullens
21/22.6.44 4.25 Wesseling
24/25.6.44 3.25 Pommereval

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Citation

Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Recommendation for Honours and Awards,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 26, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20721.

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