Dovercourt RAF man at investiture

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Dovercourt RAF man at investiture

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Reports that Flight Sergeant barry Wright received CGM at recent investiture. Gives brief account of action and career.

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One newspaper cutting

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SWrightBC1627924v10015, SWrightBC1627924v20016

Transcription

DOVERCOURT R.A.F. MAN AT INVESTITURE
At a recent investiture at Buckingham Palace Flight Sergeant Engineer Barry Wright, R.A.F., only son of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Wright of 64, Lee_road, [sic] Dovercourt, received from His Majesty the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal awarded to him early this year.
While on a bombing raid over Germany Flight Sergeant Wright was wounded in the stomach by shrapnel and although on the point of collapse remained at his post throughout the attack and all the way back to England in a badly damaged aircraft.
An old scholar of Central School Dovercourt, Flight Sergeant Wright joined the R.A.F. in 1942 and up to the time of being wounded had made 27 operational flights over Germany, more than a third of them to Berlin.
At the investiture Flight Sergeant Wright was accompanied by his parents while also present to receive the D.F.M. was the rear gunner of the same bomber crew.
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[duplicate newspaper cutting]

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“Dovercourt RAF man at investiture,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 30, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/26769.

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