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DFC Medal

  • Mark Johnson
  • Interview by: Peter Devitt


John Blair, my uncle, was awarded

the Distinguished Flying Cross,

in 1945 at the very end of the war

for his service during the war.

And the citation refers to his courage

and his commitment and dedication under fire.

He completed a full tour

over Germany and other parts of Europe.

His squadron was the joint third,

for heaviest losses in bomber command.

Within the first four weeks

of my Uncle's joining the squadron,

so he was number 102 Salon Squadron,

they lost eight aircraft.

In just four weeks.

And of course his tour ran for several months.

And so he was exposed to danger

and he withstood that and never backed down.

And I believe that is the main reason

for him being decorated.

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