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Jim Auton grew up on Royal Air Force stations and joined the Royal Air Force at seventeen. He trained as a pilot navigator and bomber at RAF Ansty near Coventry, then in South Africa under the Empire Air Training Scheme. He trained on B-24 at Lidder…

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Postagram from Charles Portal to Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton RAF Hemswell congratulating on Distinguished Flying Medal.

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Letter from Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton to his father. Discusses the news of Distinguished Flying Medal and a broadcast on the British Broadcasting Corporation about its award.

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Letter congratulating Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton on the award of his Distinguished Flying Medal.

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Petition for the award of Distinguished Flying Cross to Pilot Officer William Frank Tudhope and Distinguished Flying Medal to Sergeant Lewis Smith Belton. Provides details about the operation on Wilhelmshaven, damage by anti-aircraft fire, then the…

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S Belton received a Distinguished Flying Medal for his son Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton. He was educated at Southend High School, worked in a bank and on his father’s farm.

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Details of awards of Distinguished Flying Crosses and Distinguished Flying Medals to aircrew.

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Distinguished Flying Crosses and Distinguished Flying Medals issued to aircrew with details on the operation undertaken.

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Distinguished Flying Crosses and Distinguished Flying Medals issued to aircrew, with details on the operations.

From: The People, 4 August 1940, p. 6.

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Details of the award of Distinguished Flying Medal to Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton

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Letter from the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood to Mr S Belton requesting attendance for presentation of Distinguished Flying Medal awarded to Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton.

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The memorial honours three fallen of the parish: Spencer Lewis Belton, Raymond William Cook and Frank Hume.

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Notification of Distinguished Flying Medal to Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton.

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Group portrait of 14 aircrew all with air gunner’s brevets formally arranged in three ranks, five seated, the rest standing. The man in the middle of the front row is wearing a peaked cap while the rest are in side caps. The group is in grass yard…

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The brevet is pinned to a Distinguished Flying Medal ribbon with an imitation medal ribbon and cardboard iron cross. On the reverse ‘Garanteed ferous [sic] metal'.

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Notification that Flight Sergeant Edward Milling has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal, with citation.

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Invitation to E Milling to attend at Buckingham Palace on 14 May 1946 to receive the Distinguished Flying Medal awarded to her late husband.

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Record Office letter to Mrs E Milling forwarding the citation from the London Gazette 'relative to the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal to your late husband'.

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Fred Young volunteered for the Royal Air Force at seventeen and flew operations as a flight engineer with 57 Squadron from RAF East Kirkby. He recounts his experiences on several operations including Berlin, Magdeburg, Leipzig, Essen, Munich,…

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Arthur Loudon was born and raised in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia. He talks about his early life, jobs and family, before he enlisted in 1943, aged nineteen, into the Royal Australian Air Force. He was trained as a navigator at various…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Tom Sayer wearing peaked cap a tunic with pilots brevet and medal ribbons including the Distinguished Flying Medal.

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Tom Sayer at Buckingham Palace with his parents, John and Ella, about to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal. Tom Sayer in greatcoat and peaked cap stands between his mother and father both wearing civilian coats. In the background a crowd of…

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At the back a map showing targets for operations in the Ruhr and rest of Germany as well as France and north Italy. There are two indications for German night fighters damaged and shot down. At the top a newspaper cutting headlined 'Huge explosion in…

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Tom Sayer was accepted in to the Royal Air Force as an apprentice and began training as a pilot as soon as he was old enough. He trained in the United States and on his return he was detached to Coastal Command. He completed eight operations…
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