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  • Tags: Distinguished Service Order

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Lists of Ceylonese in three batches and miscellaneous arrivals who volunteered for and joined the RAF with some details of their service. Includes b/w photograph of Sergeant Rex De Silva in 1943.

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History since formation on 1 April 1944 until last operation 7 May 1945. Part of Pathfinder Force. Mention first award of DSO and last marking and bombing operations in 1945. Provides account of last operation of Captain Edwin Swales who was awarded…

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A newspaper article about attacks on Hanover and Emden. It is annotated 'No 12 27-9-43'.

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Left -newspaper cutting - Tait dropped the bombs. Includes full face b/w image and gives account of operations flown by Wing Commander James Bryan Tate DSO and 2 bars DFC. Noted that his squadron was formed by Gibson to burst German dams. Top right -…

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Top right - aircraft card with artwork of a Whitley flying over a river with buildings either side and fire on the near bank. Bursts of anti-aircraft fire round aircraft. Captioned 'Whitley bomber - long-range bomber capable of carrying very large…

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A short history of 106 Squadron. Covers formation in world war one. Reformed in 1938 with Hinds and Battles. Equipped with Hampden at beginning of the war. Initially a advanced training unit. Became operational in September 1940. Describes early…

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Article and photographs concerning three widows receiving medals earned by husbands. Includes Vera Gill, DFC of her husband Flying Officer Gill, Mrs Richard Bunker, DSO and bar of her husband Wing Commander Bunker and Section Officer Liddell WAAF VC…

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Four photographs of Johnny - as a baby, a nine year old, a teenager and on his wedding day. The article gives brief details about his life.

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A brief biography of Dennis featuring photographs described in the collection. It covers his training and service as a fitter in the UK and Canada. He maintained a Lancaster that completed 124 ops and the aircraft was, unusually, awarded a DSO.
A…

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Aircrew and ground crew holding the DSO awarded to Lancaster ME746 AS-R2 (Roger Squared).
There are five similar images of the event. In the second photo there are more operations added to the nose and R2 has been painted on. The last has some text…

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A letter awarding a DSO to Lancaster ME746 for 100 operations.

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Some information about 467 Squadron's history and about Lancaster R5863 'S Sugar' which is currently in the RAF museum at Hendon. Mentions operations on 6 June 1944. Includes colour photograph showing front quarter of a Lancaster inside a museum. In…

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The pilot who dropped the first 'Ten-Ton Tess' bomb on Germany was awarded bar to DSO.

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First - over 400 times they led the way. Article about RAF Pathfinders. Crest and details about 35 Squadron. Also mentions 7, 83 and 156 Squadrons as nucleus of force in August 1942. Mentions some of their attacks and numbers of decorations awarded.…

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Describes training and crewing up at operational training unit on Wellingtons. Mentions staying in London on leave with RCAF colleague, using the Canadian forces club London and dining at the Ritz. Includes diary entry describing operational baptism.…

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Top - head and shoulders image of two men wearing civilian jacket and tie with a hedge behind. Submitted with description 'Post-war colour print of Des Richards, Chairman of the 106 Sqn Association, and F/Lt David Shannon DSO*, DFC* of 106 and 617…

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Newspaper cutting praising rugby players for distinguishing themselves.
On the reverse are news stories.

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Newspaper cutting with death announcement for Air Commodore John Henry Searby DSO DFC. Submitted with description 'A Daily Telegraph newspaper notice of the death of A/Cdr John Henry Searby DSO, DFC on 14/01/1986. Handwritten note on cutting: "Friday…

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Two photographs of three airmen standing in front of a building. On the door is a sign with 'W/Cdr Doubleday, DSO DFC O/C 61 Sqdn'.
On the reverse -
'10May ?
F/O Mills, D'Day, F/Lt Nugent
Dad painted the board at the back of photo. I remember him…

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Second version of a brief Resumé of Initial Flying Training and operational experiences on 106 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Bob Allen DSO with sorties against the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Battleships in the Port of Brest. Slight amendment to…

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Brief Resumé of Initial Flying Training and operational experiences on 106 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Bob Allen DSO with sorties against the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Battleships in the Port of Brest.
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