Honours and Awards

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The early years

HONOURS AND AWARDS - 1917

Capt G. Fox-Rule D.F.C.
Capt H.I. Rough D.F.C.
Capt C. Bowman D.F.C.
Lt V. Dreshfield D.F.C.
Lt E.H. Tredcroft D.F.C.
Major B.S. Benning Croix de Guerre
Capt G. Fox-Rule Croix de Guerre

HONOURS AND AWARDS - 1918

2/Lt P.T. Holligan D.F.C.
2/Lt W.A. Owens D.F.C.
Lt A.R. Spurling D.F.C.
2/Lt E.A. Simpson D.F.C
.Sgt F.W. Bell D.F.M.
Lt L.A. Keating (USAS) D.F.C.
Sgt F.L. Roberts Croix de Guerre
Capt F.W. Lowen Croix de Guerre

1940

HONOURS AND AWARDS - MAY 1940

F/Lt N.W. Timmerman D.F.C.
S/Ldr G. Lowe D.F.C.
Sgt A.W.T. Hills D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - JUNE 1940

S/Ldr R.S. Allen D.F.C.
Sgt W.R. Williams D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - JULY 1940

F/O D.S. Forsyth D.F.C.
P/O K.H.P. Beauchamp D.F.C.
Sgt G.E. Appleton D.F.M.
W/Cdr J.W. Gillan A.F.C. D.F.C.
P/O T.C. Murray D.F.C.
Sgt W. Ellis D.F.M.
Sgt F.R. Hibbert D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - AUGUST 1940

F/Lt R.A.B. Learoyd V.C
P/O H V Matthews DFC

HONOURS AND AWARDS - OCTOBER 1940

F/O W.J. Burnett D.F.C.
Sgt A.R. Cadman D.F.M.
LAC J.E.G. Allwood D.F.M.
LAC W.R. Rich D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - NOVEMBER 1940

P/O J. Lewis D.F.C.
P/O E.D. Parker G.C. D.F.C.
Sgt W. Ellis D.F.M. Bar to D.F.M.
Sgt G.F. Fennell D.F.M.
Sgt G.E. Price D.F.M.
F/O G.F. Reid D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - DECEMBER 1940

S/Ldr R.S. Allen D.F.C. Bar to D.F.C.
F/O D.E.I. Pinchbeck D.F.C.
Sgt E. Powell D.F.M.
Sgt R.J. Reynolds D.F.M.

1941

HONOURS AND AWARDS - JANUARY 1941

F/O P. Ward-Hunt D.F.C.
P/O J.J. Campbell D.F.C.
P/O J.H. Green D.F.C.
Sgt J. Unsworth D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - FEBRUARY 1941

F/O L.O. Halls D.F.C.
Sgt E.R. Simpson D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - MARCH 1941

F/Lt S.W.R. Howell D.F.C.
Sgt G.H. Bates D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - APRIL 1941

Sgt F.J. Gardiner D.F.M.
Sgt W. Milne D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - JUNE 1941

F/O T.P.E. Barlow D.F.C.
P/O F.H. Bowden D.F.C.
P/O C.F.M. Jones D.F.C.
Sgt P.A. Ball D.F.M.
Sgt R.E. Richman D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - JULY 1941

P/O A. Paterson D.F.C.
Sgt J.F. Becket D.F.M.
Sgt J.H. Bentley D.F.M.
Sgt W. Hirst D.F.M.
Sgt P.E. Merralls D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - AUGUST 1941

S/Ldr G.R. Trench D.F.C.
Sgt A. Denovan D.F.M.
Sgt P.J.N. Lamb D.F.M.
Sgt J. Flint D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - SEPTEMBER 1941

F/S R. Woolston D.F.M.
Sgt W.L. Donley D.F.M.
Sgt F. Lowe D.F.M.
Sgt G. Wood D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - OCTOBER 1941

F/O R.J. Hannan D.F.C.
Sgt W.A. Bunn D.F.M.
Sgt J. Leslie D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - NOVEMBER 1941

Sgt J. Flint (DFM) G.M.
S/Ldr A.W.Hiron D.F.C.
F/Lt H.W.H. Fisher D.F.C.
P/O D.B. Falconer D.F.C.
Sgt A.G. Smith D.F.M.
Sgt B.G. Tree D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - DECEMBER 1941

F/O G.R. Scorer D.F.C.
Sgt D.J.P. Broomfield D.F.M.
Sgt W.C. Samual D.F.M.

1942

HONOURS AND AWARDS - JANUARY 1942

P/O R.J. Robinson D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - MARCH 1942

F/O Walker D.F.C.
F/O Wood D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - APRIL 1942

F/O R.A.P. Allsebrook D.F.C.
F/S T.W. Bell D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - MAY 1942

S/Ldr P.M. de Mestre D.F.C. D.S.O.
S/Ldr P.D.S. Bennett D.F.C. Bar to D.F.C.
F/Lt L.P. Massey A.F.C. D.F.C.
S/Ldr I.D. Hodges D.F.C.
F/Lt L.F. Ratcliff D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - OCTOBER 1942

P/O G.S. Jefferys D.F.C.
F/O D.D. Bonnett D.F.C.
Sgt R.D. Dangerfield D.F.M.
Sgt W.H.I. Myers D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - NOVEMBER 1942

W/Cdr L.C. Slee D.S.O.
F/O A.S. Grant D.S.O.
F/S J.D. Gadsby D.F.M.
F/Lt N.C. Green D.F.C.
P/O G.E. Fawke D.F.C.
P/O J.R. McDonald D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - DECEMBER 1942

Sgt P. Maloney D.F.M.

1943

HONOURS AND AWARDS - FEBRUARY 1943

S/Ldr E.G. Couch M.B.E. D.F.C.
F/Lt G. Hewitt D.F.C.
F/O J.S. Holme D.F.C.
F/S T.V. Webster D.F.M.
F/S R.W. Wright D.F.M.
Sgt Bennett D.F.M.
Sgt D.D. Blaha D.F.M.
Sgt N.B. Lewis D.F.M.
Sgt E.E. Osler D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - MARCH 1943

W/Cdr L.C. Slee D.S.O. D.F.C.
F/O M.D. Deloford D.F.C.
F/O A.S. Grant D.S.O. D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - APRIL 1943

Sgt E.W. Tickler C.G.M.
F/S J.L. Matthews D.F.M.
F/S E.J. Lowans D.F.M.
Sgt G.B. Silvester D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - MAY 1943

S/Ldr D.A. Cracknell D.F.C
F/O R.G. Armstrong D.F.C.
F/O C.K. Astbury D.F.C.
F/S R.S. Hogg C.G.M.
F/S J.N.P. Martin D.F.M.
Sgt J.H. McDonald D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - JULY 1943

Sgt A M MacDiarmid D.F.M.

1944

HONOURS AND AWARDS - JANUARY 1944

F/S GA Edy DFM

HONOURS AND AWARDS - FEBRUARY 1944

F/L G.P. George DFC

HONOURS AND AWARDS - MARCH 1944

W.A. Healey RCAF DFC

HONOURS AND AWARDS - APRIL 1944

S/Ldr Miller D.F.C. D.S.O.
P/O A.W. Shinn D.F.C.
F/Lt J.F.W. Adams D.F.C.
P/O J.A. Sanders D.F.C.
Sgt R Briars DFM
Sgt R Machin DFM
Sgt A Ward DFM

Sgt R.H. Hudson D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - MAY 1944

S/Ldr J. Evans D.F.C. Bar to D.F.C.
F/O K.N. Gibson D.F.C.
P/O L.E. Taylor D.F.C.
P/O A.G. Edgar D.F.C.
P/O G.E. Ball D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - JUNE 1944

F/O Jones DFC
F/S S.E. Stevenson DFM
F/L W.J.V. Hamilton DFC
F/S T.J. Page DFM
W/O T.M.E. Weller DFC
Sgt J.A. Kirwan DFM
P/O K.H. Blackham DFC
F/S D. Andrew DFC
W/C A.A. Adams DFC
F/S V.F. Pitcher DFM
F/S M.G. Price DFM
P/O C. Roantree RAAF DFC
P/O J.V. Reddish DFC
F/S J.H. Prior DFM

HONOURS AND AWARDS - JULY 1944

S/L G.P. Lace D.F.M. D.F.C.
F/O R.L. Bienvenu D.F.C.
P/O C. Lacy D F.C.
P/O W.R. Green RNZAF D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - AUGUST 1944

P/O J.J. Lett D.F.C.
P/O H.C. McKay RAAF D.F.C.
P/O J.A. Jones D.F.C.
Sgt G.J. Parkinson D.F.M.
F/S H.M. Kennedy D.F.M.
F/S J.A. Peaker D.F.M.
P/O J.H. Simpson D.F.C.
P/O H.R. Ewens D.F.C.
F/O K.S. Stokoe D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - SEPTEMBER 1944

F/Lt A.V. Patchett D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - NOVEMBER 1944

F/Lt G.E. Dickson D.F.C.
F/Lt D. Brady D.F.C.
F/Lt W.E. Edwards RCAF D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - DECEMBER 1944

W/O L.W. Thomas D.F.C.
F/S J. Christian D.F.M.
P/O J.A. Castle D.F.C.
F/S E.R. Haines D.F.M.
F/O L.M. Pederson RCAF D.F.C.
F/O J.C. Fleming RCAF D.F.C.
Sgt J.A. Richards D.F.M.
Sgt J. Skidmore D.F.M.

1945

HONOURS AND AWARDS - FEBRUARY 1945

F/Lt M.H. Fisher D.F.C. Bar to D.F.C.
F/S D.G. Hird D.F.M.
P/O G. Miller D.F.C.
F/Lt T. Russell D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - MARCH 1945

F/Lt G.M. Burns RCAF D.F.C
F/S Tonkin (deceased) D.F.M.
Sgt R.G. Robinson D.F.M.
F/Lt G.H. Lee D.F.C.
P/O E.F.S. Tarling D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - APRIL 1945

F/Lt E. Edwards D.F.C.
F/O D.J. Gibson D.F.C.
F/O A.G. Squibb RCAF D.F.C.
P/O E. Tomlin (deceased) D.F.C.
F/O J. Barrie D.F.C.
F/O J. Parkin D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - MAY 1945

P/O A.E. Parker D.F.C.
P/O W.E.A. Salter D.F.C.
F/S R.W. Norly (deceased) D.F.M.
F/S D.J. Myers D.F.M.
P/O N. Alty D.F.C.
F/O J.W. Cannon D.F.C.
W/O R.W. Petty D.F.C.
F/O A.H. Blackmore (deceased) D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - JUNE 1945

F/O J.C. Atkinson D.F.C.
W/O D. Grimley D.F.C.
F/S S.G. Boyes D.F.M.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - JULY 1945

F/O J.K. Nowrie D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - OCTOBER 1945

W/O E.J. Thompson D.F.C.

HONOURS AND AWARDS - NOVEMBER 1945

S/Ldr R.E. Glensor RNZAF D.F.C.
F/Lt K.A. Carlyle RCAF D.F.C.

Post war years

Following Operation Grapple, 49 Squadron returned to the UK in June 1957. Seven AFC's were awarded to squadron personnel in the Queen's Birthday Honours for that year.

The medals

Croix de Guerre

The Croix de Guerre (sometimes lowercase in French, Croix de guerre, meaning "Cross of War") is a military decoration of both France and Belgium, where it is also known as Oorlogskruis (Dutch). It was first created in 1915 in both countries and consists of a square-cross medal on 2 crossed swords, hanging from a ribbon with various degree pins. The decoration was awarded during World War I, again in World War II, and in other conflicts. The Croix de Guerre was also commonly bestowed to foreign military forces allied to France and Belgium.

Air Force Cross (AFC)

The Air Force Cross is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the United Kingdom Armed Forces, and formerly also to officers of the other Commonwealth countries, for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying, though not in active operations against the enemy".

Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)

The Distinguished Flying Medal was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the Royal Air Force (United Kingdom) and the other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy".

The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

The Distinguished Flying Cross is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force and other services, and formerly to officers of other Commonwealth countries, for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy".

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other Commonwealth countries, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.

The DSO was instituted on 6 September 1886 by Queen Victoria and is typically awarded to officers ranked Major (or its equivalent) or higher. A number of more junior officers were awarded the DSO, and this was often regarded as an acknowledgement that the officer had only just missed out on the award of the Victoria Cross.

The Victoria Cross (VC)

The Victoria Cross (VC) is a military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of armed forces of some Commonwealth countries and previous British Empire territories. It takes precedence over all other titles or medals. It may be awarded to a person of any rank in any service and civilians under military command. It is the joint highest award for bravery in the United Kingdom. The VC was introduced on 5 February 1856 by Queen Victoria to reward acts of valour during the Crimean War. Since then the medal has been awarded 1,356 times to 1,353 individual recipients.