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    R.C.A.F. - D.F.C.

    qsamike
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    Post by qsamike Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:26 am

    Ok OK OK I know that this is way way off my collecting theme but was something that I could not resist.....

    They are all to a Robert Lloyd Kelly a Calgarian, RCAF. Pilot.....

    DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS
    1939-1945 STAR
    AIR CREW EUROPE STAR
    ITALY STAR
    DEFENCE MEDAL
    C.V.S.M. and OVERSEAS BAR
    WAR MEDAL

    CANADIAN QUEEN ELIZABETH GOLDEN JUBILEE MEDAL (possibly WIFE as he died 1999)

    2 sets R.C.A.F. PILOTS WINGS

    R.C.A.F. RESERVE PIN
    A COUPLE OF CIVILIAN PINS ONE WITH A REAL RUBY

    2 PILOTS LOGBOOKS - 57 COMBAT OPERATIONS AGAINST GERMANY AND ITALY FLYING WELLINGTONS (Mostly), HALIFAX and VARIOUS TRAINING AIRCRAFT

    AIRCRAFT FLOWN
    TIGER MOTH
    CESSNA CRANE
    AIRSPEED OXFORD
    AVRO ANSON
    MILES MAGISTER
    WELLINGTON III
    WELLINGTON VIII
    WELINGTON X
    WELLINGTON XI
    WELLINGTON Z (Never hear of this one)
    HANDLEY PAGE HALIFAX

    LETTER WITH CITATION FOR AWARD OF D.F.C. APRIL 11, 1944

    LETTER OF CONGRADULATIONS FROM AIR OFFICER COMMANDING R.C.A.F. H.Q. ON AWARD OF D,F,C, APRIL 27 1944 SIGNED

    LETTER OF CONGRADULATIONS FROM AIR OFFICER COMMANDING #6 (R.C.A.F.) GROUP H.Q. ON AWARD OF D,F,C, APRIL 27 1944 SIGNED

    CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE:

    CANADA: MAY 8, 1941 – AUGUST 6, 1942
    UNITED KINGDOM: AUGUST 7, 1942 – JUNE 23, 1943
    MIDDLE EAST: JUNE 24, 1943 – NOVEMBER 5, 1943
    UNITED KINGDOM: NOVEMBER 6, 1943 – DECEMBER 31, 1944
    CANADA: JANUARY 1, 1945 – JUNE 13, 1945

    DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE – MAY 29, 1947 – ON DISCHARGE HE WAS 24

    MENU DATED JANUARY 3, 1945 WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF SIGNATURES

    CANADIAN CASED $20.00 LANCASTER AND AIR COMMODORE JOHN FAUQUIER DSO** DFC COMMEMORATIVE COIN WITH CERTIFICATE

    14 SINGLE AND GROUP PICTURES OF ROBERT AND HIS CREW

    9 VARIOUS GENERAL PICTURES

    5 PICTURES OF THE FUNERAL OF SQUADRON LEADER J-15246 R.A. BUCKINGHAM D.F.C, DIED 15 JANUARY 1947

    Not going to mount and leave them as they are......

    Mike


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    Post by barriefield-brian Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:31 pm

    Very nice. Cheers Brian
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    Post by Johnnyroad Sat Jul 02, 2022 1:22 pm

    That's a remarkable find and congratulations for keeping it in Calgary. It doesn't take a lot of imagination to realize the world beyond the dry log entries. From the Wellington types that were flown, this officer clearly spent time in Coastal Command and flying those overloaded aircraft in all sorts of weather and ocean conditions would have been an extremely dangerous and stressful duty. The fatalities from the flying alone would shock anyone looking closely at them today. And then there was the enemy action ... And he did it 57 times. Clearly competent as well as lucky.
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    Post by pylon1357 Sun Jul 03, 2022 9:19 am

    WOW, quite the group for sure. Interesting with such an outstanding group to a Canadian, that he never mounted them to wear. Surly wearing this group he would have attracted a lot of attention at any event or ceremony. Possibly he wished to avoid such recognition.

    Good to hear you will not be mounting these, but rather leaving them as he did, in their original boxes. This group is way outside my collecting theme, but certainly would not pass on it.


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