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Roll of Honour Data Page
(Later Flight Lieutenant)
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1920 Finaghy, Northern Ireland
655903 RAFVR NCO rank
120240 RAFVR Officer ranks
Antrim Fortress Company
RAF 102 Sqdn, Pocklington Yorks
1939 enlisted at Belfast joining the Antrim Fortress Coy.
1941 enlisted with the Royal Air Force
16 Feb 1942 commission as Pilot Officer
1 Oct 1942 promoted to Flying Officer
16 Apr 1943 Halifax HR663 Bomber was shot up with him onboard as an observer, he parachuted out and he evaded capture and returned to the UK, the details of which are recorded in his book "Bale Out".
20 Jul 1943 Awarded DFC
16 Feb 1944-promoted to Flight Lieutenant
24 Jan 1947 Retained rank of Flight Lieutenant
Insurance Agent and later Wholesaler. Lived variously in Northern Ireland and Canada.
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