170 Squadron personnel and award of Jack Hayley's Distinguished Flying Cross

MHayleyCA146347-160303-010009.jpg

Title

170 Squadron personnel and award of Jack Hayley's Distinguished Flying Cross

Description

Top is a photograph of 170 Squadron personnel with four rows in front of and a row standing on top of a Lancaster. Caption '170 Squadron Helmswell, December 1944'. In the middle, two newspaper cuttings announcing Jack Hayley's award of the Distinguished Flying Cross for numerous operations against the enemy. Captioned 'DFC announcements'. Below a congratulatory telegram from his father, dated 1 June 1945 and captioned 'Dad's congratulatory telegram'.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-06-01

Contributor

Claire Monk

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Format

One b/w photograph, two newspaper cuttings and a telegram form mounted on an album page

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MHayleyCA146347-160303-010009

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Transcription

170 SQUADRON RAF HEMSWELL DECEMBER 1944

AWARDED D.F.C. – The Distinguished Flying Cross has been awarded to an Aylesbury Air Force officer, Acting Flight Lieutenant Cecil Allison Hayley, R.A.F.V.R., No. 170 Squadron. He enlisted in August, 1941, trained in Canada and was commissioned in April, 1943. The award was for numerous operations against the enemy, in the course of which he invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty.

Awarded D.F.C. – Flight Lieutenant Cecil Allison Hayley, R.A.F.V.R., the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to whom was announced in the June 1st. issue of the “Buck Herald,” married Noreen only daughter of Mr, and Mrs, J. Dickinson, of Brook Farm, Weston, Turville, in 1943. The Distinguished Flying Cross has been awarded to Flight Lieut. Hayley in recognition of conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty throughout his operational careers. He has taken part in numerous raids over enemy territory as pilot of heavy aircraft, including many hazardous operations deep into Germany, and has on these occasions displayed the utmost fortitude and courage. This officer was recommended for this award in December, 1944, whilst holding the rank of Acting Flight Lieut. Since then this promotion has been made substantive.

DFC ANNOUNCEMENTS
DAD’S CONGRULATORY TELEGRAM

[Post Office Crest]
[Post mark]
5.52 p TU KQ
244.3.3 CATERHAM 14 =
HAYLEY 58 PAGNAL ROAD MINEHEAD-SOMT

= GOOD NEWS GOOD WORK GOOD LAD GOOD LUCK
= DAD + CT 58+

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Citation

“170 Squadron personnel and award of Jack Hayley's Distinguished Flying Cross,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 3, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5526.

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