Letter to Derrick Allen concerning details for investiture of Conspicuous Gallantry Medal



Letter to Derrick Allen concerning details for investiture of Conspicuous Gallantry Medal


Gazetted on 6 March 1945, informs Derrick Allen that he will be awarded his medal by the King at an investiture at Buckingham palace on 12 March 1946. Goes on to discuss other relevant details concerned with investiture.



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[stamped] 6 MAR 1946 [/stamped]

Tel: Springwell 2618
REF Z/C.1.MEDALS/20974/

Sir,/ [deleted]

With reference to the award to you of the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal vide the London Gazette dated 6th March, 1945 I am pleased to inform you that subject to confirmation by means of the summons mentioned in paragraph 2 below, His Majesty the King will personally present this decoration to you at an Investiture to be held at Buckingham Palace on [underlined]TUESDAY 12TH MARCH, 1946 [/underlined] It is requested therefore that you will please confirm that you are available to attend at Buckingham Palace at [underlined] 10.15. hrs [/underlined] on that date.

On receipt of your confirmation Air Ministry will be informed accordingly and you will receive a summons addressed to you direct from the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, St. James's Palace, LONDON, approximately ten days before the date of the ceremony. If the summons has not been received by you seven days before the date of the ceremony, the fact should be reported to the Under Secretary of State, Air Ministry (S.7(b)), Adastral House, Kingsway, LONDON.W.C.2.

You are permitted two relatives or friends to witness the presentation and if required, applications should be made by you on the Form B92 enclosed with the summons. Children under seven years of age may not attend the ceremony and children over that age count as adults. In no circumstances whatsoever will it be possible to obtain tickets for more than two guests.

In addition third class railway warrants for yourself and friends are issuable and Officer Commanding, No. 102 P.D.C., Cardington, Beds. have been requested to issue such warrants to you on a formal application giving full details of yourself and the relatives or friends accompanying you. It is requested that you will please acknowledge receipt of this communication within [underlined] five [/underlined] days, and in the event of any casualty affecting your attendance at Buckingham Palace you should notify me immediately.

I am, [deleted word]/Madam
Your obedient servant,
[deleted] Flight Lieutenant, [/deleted]
for Air Commodore,
Air Officer i/c Records,
Royal Air Force.

Mr. D.J. Allen,
Ermine Lodge,
Nr. Peterborough.



Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Letter to Derrick Allen concerning details for investiture of Conspicuous Gallantry Medal ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/2356.

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