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London Gazette - 1st October 1946

Air Ministry, 1st October,  1946.

The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the publication of the names of the following personnel who have been mentioned in despatches, in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst prisoners of war in Japanese hands: —

Air Commodores.

C. O. F. Modin, C.B.E., D.S.C., R.A.F.

W. E. Staton, D.S.O., M.C., D.F.C., R.A.F.

Wing Commanders.

A. D. Groom, D.S.O. (37075), R.A.F.

H. T Maguire (34048), R.A.F.O.

E. B. Steedman (16209), R.A.F. (deceased).

W. P. Welch (26217), R.A.F.


The Rev. P. T. Rorke, R.A.F.V.R.

The Rev. J. T. Wanless, R.A.F.V.R. (deceased).

Acting Squadron Leaders.

D.  A. Duthie, M.B., Ch.B. (23398), R.A.F.O.

V. B. de la Perrelle (36211), R.A.F.O.

Flight Lieutenants.

R. T. Bainbridge (102569), R.A.F.V.R.

R. G. Blackledge, B.M., B.Ch., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. (84844), R.A.F.V.R. (deceased).

T.  D.  Boyce (44538),  R.A.F.

R. F. Braithwaite (60018), R.A.F.V.R.

R. L. Cicurel (106360), R.A.F.V.R.

J. F. P. Fitzgerald (66568), R.A.F.V.R.

R. Gordon (43329), R.A.F.  (deceased).

M. K. Holland (41413), R.A.F.O.

M. H.  Kinmonth, M.B.,  B.S., M.R.C.S.,  L.R.C.P. (101821), R.A.F.V.R.

L. C. Liddell, M.B., Ch.B. (85623), R.A.F.V.R.

J. S. Owen (41800), R.A.F.O.

J. simpson (65439), M.B., B.S., R.A.F.V.R.

C. B. I.  Willey,  M.C., B.M.,  B.Ch.,  M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.  (78656), R.A.F.V.R.

J. V. C. Wyllie, D.F.C. (42669), R.A.F.O.    

Acting Flight Lieutenants.

J. P. Carlile (45049), R.A.F.

G. Carr (60596), R.A.F.V.R.

E. I. Lee (31397), R.A.F.O.

E. Trillwood  (61389), R.A.F.V.R.

J. P. Young (87803)., R.A.F.V.R.

Flying   Officers.

A. G. F. Cheesewright    (65030), R.A.F.V.R


1150083 R. W. Barnes, R.A.F.V.R.

539563 L. B. Burke, R.A.F.

988091 R. Crisop, R.A.F.V.R.

956903 J. L. Davies, R.A.F.V.R.

549472 S. G. Ford, R.A.F.

1107124 A. J. Fowden, R.A.F.V.R.

636704 J. M. Macnaughton, R.A.F.

619554 J. Maguire, R.A.F.

1252052 R. W. Scales, R.A.F.V.R.

904680 D. Spero, R.A.F.V.R.

1113943 L. L. Tetley, R.A.F.V.R.

Leading Aircraftmen.

1266305 W. M. Bowman, R.A.F.V.R.

1084986 A. J. Down, R.A.F.V.R. (deceased).

1165519 L. F. H. Newport, R.A.F.V.R.

958592 J. Plant, R.A.F.V.R.

Aircraftmen Class I.

1213180 N. Graham, R.A.F.V.R.

1287257 W. G. Hopper, R.A.F.V.R.

1274889 W. D. Keefe, R.A.F.V.R.

1208028 F. C. A. McBain, R.A.F.V.R.

930888 J. F. Norris, R.A.F.V.R.

1051324 J. Park, R.A.F.V.R.

918237 E. C. Spencer, R.A.F.V.R.

1262891 A. F. Turbutt,  R.A.F.V.R.

Aircraftmen Class II.

A. Arumugam, A.M.W.D.

931888 C. W. H. Bell, R.A.F.V.R. (deceased).

785106 A. H. Cowling, R.A.F.V.R.

1147769 D. L. Gregory, R.A.F.V.R.

1240386 P. D. Hersee, R.A.F.V.R.

785857 Tan Seah San, R.A.F.V.R.




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