DFC for Woking Man

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Title

DFC for Woking Man

Description

A newspaper cutting referring to the award of a DFC to Ron Mathers.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Claire Monk

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Format

One newspaper cutting

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Identifier

PMathersRW17030013

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Transcription

D.F.C FOR WOKING MAN

Acting Flight Lieutenant Ronald William Mathers (55201), R.A.F., of Woking, has just been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Born at New Cross in 1920, he enlisted as armourer in 1938, later trained for air crew in Canada and was commissioned in 1943.

As captain of aircraft, states the citation, this officer has completed many sorties, including 10 to Berlin. Despite enemy fighter opposition, which on one occasion damaged his aircraft, he has successfully bombed his objectives and brought his aircraft safely back to base. Flight-Lieut. Mathers has been of great assistance in training and encouraging new personnel.

Collection

Citation

“DFC for Woking Man,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 16, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9564.

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