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Terry Ford writes to his parents about receiving their airmail dated 7th Feb. He has been very busy with learning to fly and lectures. The instructor thinks that Terry is a good bomber type. They are getting in plenty of flying experience even in the…

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Alan Edgar and four of his wartime crew. They are standing under the Lancaster at RAF Scampton. On the reverse the five crew members are identified with their crew role.

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Account of action for which Hedley Madgett was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal. Citation states many successful operations including one to Oberhausen when some crew lost consciousness due to lack of oxygen but he completed operation…

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Notes there have been more awards of Distinguished Flying Cross than Distinguished Flying Medals. DFM is rarer award and is cherished. Comments on relative numbers of sergeants verses officers and numbers of DFMs awarded.

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Notice of award of Distinguished Flying Medal at the same time as reported missing. Some details of citation for medal.

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Received official notice that Sergeant (now Pilot Officer) Hedley Robert Madgett had been awarded Distinguished Flying Medal now reported missing.

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Writes about reasons for Hedley's award of Distinguished Flying Medal. Was not for specific event but gallantry and devotion to duty throughout his tour.

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From St James Palace informing him of investiture to receive the Distinguished Flying Medal awarded to his late son. At Buckingham Palace on 5 December 1944.

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Kentish times page with announcement of Distinguished Flying Medal.Notice parents living in Sidcup. Citation states carried out many successful sorties and noted on one operation that some crew lost consciousness due to lack of oxygen and on another…

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Just hear news that Hedley is missing. Sympathy over anxiety. Notes Hedley had just been awarded DFM.

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Thanks for parcels and catches up with news of friends. Writes of upcoming events and weather. Notes reading in the paper about how Hedley won Distinguished Flying Medal.

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Letter to Director of Personnel Services. Reference letter to Madgetts on February 18 1944. Notes that they received a letter from Wing Commander 61 Squadron at Syerston that their son was missing after air operation on 17/18 August 1943. They also…

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Reply to previous letter informing Mr Madgett that arrangements would be made for him to be recorded next of kin to attend Buckingham Palace to receive the Distinguished Flying Medal awarded to his son from His Majesty the King. Not possible to give…

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Letter of condolence over Hedley going missing so soon after award of Distinguished Flying Medal.

Five Group Newsletter, number 36, July 1945. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on training, signals, navigation, radar navigation, air bombing, gunnery, tactics, Japanese fighter control, air crew safety, accidents,…

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A frame containing Edward's five medals, a head and shoulders portrait and a newspaper cutting about his award of a DFM.
Decorations are: Distinguished Flying Medal, 1939-1945 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence Medal and War Medal 1939-1945.

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Six newspaper cuttings referring to the award of a DFM to Edward Nevill and giving details of the conduct which led to the three crew being awarded medals.

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A telegram sent to Edward Nevill from Bomber Command Headquarters congratulating him on receiving a DFM.

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A letter from Air Marshall, Bomber Command HQ to Edward Nevill, Robert Batt and Allan Spencer awarding them DFC and DFMs .

Five Group Newsletter, number 30, January 1945. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on famous last words, operations, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, tactics, air bombing, signals, gardening, training,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 29, December 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on tactics, operations, gardening, signals, navigation, this month's bouquets, radar navigation, air bombing, engineering, training,…

Five Group Newsletter, number 28, November 1944. Includes a foreword by the Air Officer Commanding, and articles on the end of the Tirpitz, gardening, operations, signals, navigation, this month's bouquetes, radar navigation, tactics, air bombing,…

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Photo 1 is an airman shooting aiming a shotgun. In the background is a motorcycle. It is captioned 'Ted (Ace Nav) Foster DFM Balderton Nov 44'.
Photo 2 is an air to air view of several Lancasters, annotated 'Running up on Homberg 1/11/44 at Lunch…
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