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