Award of Distinguished Flying Cross news paper cuttings

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Title

Award of Distinguished Flying Cross news paper cuttings

Description

Top left - D.F.C for Gravesend County old boy - to Flight Lieutenant Robert Palmer, also previously mentioned in despatches.
Top right - Bar to D.F.C award for Gravesend officer. To Flight Lieutenant Robert Palmer. Gives some background and states he had continued to operate with unremitting zeal and enthusiasm completing a large number of sorties. Includes photograph.
Bottom - Gravesend airman awarded D.F.C. Gives local background.

Date

1944-07-08
1944-07-15
1944-12-16

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Three newspaper cuttings on an album page

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SPalmerRAM115772v10012

Transcription

D.F.C. for Gravesend County School Old Boy

“HIGH SKILL, FORTITUDE AND DEVOTION”

The award of the Distinguished Flying Cross for “high skill, fortitude and devotion to duty in successful operations against the enemy,” has been made to Flight-Lieut. Robert Anthony Maurice Palmer, R.A.F.(V.R.), of 52, Bellman-avenue, Gravesend.

Born at Gillingham, Kent, in 1920, he was educated at Gravesend County School. He enlisted for air crew in 1939 and was commissioned in 1942.

Flight-Lieut. Palmer was mentioned in despatches in January this year, and is entitled to wear the 1939-43 ribbon.

[inserted] 8.7.44 [/inserted]

[page break]

BAR TO D.F.C.

AWARD FOR GRAVESEND OFFICER

[photograph]

Flight Lieutenant Robert Anthony Maurice Palmer, D.F.C., R.A.F.V.R., No. 109 Squadron, whose home is at 52, Bellman-avenue, Gravesend, has just been awarded a Bar to his D.F.C. Born at Gillingham in 1920, he was educated at the County School, Gravesend. Enlisting in 1939 for air crew, he was commissioned in 1942, and is entitled to the 1939-43 Star. He was mentioned in despatches in January, 1944, and was awarded the D.F.C. in June, 1944.

Since the award of D.F.C., this officer, states the citation, has continued to operate with unremitting zeal and enthusiasm, successfully completing a large number of operational sorties. He has invariably pressed home his attacks regardless of enemy opposition, displaying courage and great devotion to duty.

Flight-Lieutenant Palmer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.R.F. Palmer.

[inserted] 16.12.44 [/inserted]

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[inserted] 15.7.44. [/inserted]

GRAVESEND AIRMAN AWARDED D.F.C.

[photograph]

Flight-Lieut. Robert Anthony Maurice Palmer, R.A.F.V.R., has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He is the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. A.R.F. Palmer, 52, Bellman-avenue, Gravesend, and was educated at the County School.

Citation

“Award of Distinguished Flying Cross news paper cuttings,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 12, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38260.

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