Pilot officer A. G. Brown D.F.C. A.F.C. RAF Bomber Command.

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Pilot officer A. G. Brown D.F.C. A.F.C. RAF Bomber Command. (later Wing Commander)
(and father’s First World War medals).

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Medals 1945 D.F.C. / 1951 A.F.C. 39-45 Star / Air Crew Europe Star & France/Germany |Bar / Defence & Victory medals / QEII Coronation and Kings Comm Ribbon & Oak Leaf.
No.2 group 88 Squadron.
71 sorties / 142.45 combat hours.PILOT
Many sorties, and was involved in the Allied Landings giving covering smoke – aircraft damages by flack.
2nd Tour was in close support Ground Troops.
Rec. 28/12/44 DFC. Gazette 27th Feb 1945.
Kings Commendation New Years Honours List 1951.
A.F.c. London Gazette 7 June 1951.
Attended the Coronation QE II.
Promoted from Squadron leader to Wing Commander London Gazette 28th December 1962
Copies Operations Book/ Copies promotion and Announcements in various Publications.

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Father 14-15 Star(Yorks LI), War & Victory medals – Captain.
Joined 1914 (other rank) – discharged 1919Acting Captain.
Documentation / Copies Birth certificate / fathers Military service/discharge

2 Group 88 Squadron. RAF.

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August 1943 saw the squadron move to Hartfordbridge in Hampshire, in preparation for the invasion of Europe. From there the squadron attacked German communications and airfields, while on D-Day it laid a smokescreen to hide the first wave of landing craft.
In October 1944 the squadron returned to France after a gap of over four years, joining the tactical air forces that were supporting the Allied armies as they advanced across Europe. The squadron was disbanded on 4 April 1945.


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