Canada, WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947George Andrew Deering Promoted WO2, 1 November 1942. Commissioned 14 February 1943. To No.617 Squadron, 29 March 1943.First Name: George AndrewInitials: G ASurname: DeeringDOB: Circa 1919Age: 24Nationality: CanadianDate of Death: 16/09/1943Information: Parents: Samuel Deering and of Martha Deering (nee Ballagh), of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Rank: Flying OfficerRank (2nd): Wireless Operator Air GunnerService Number: J/17245Gallantry Awards:Distinguished Flying Cross The Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.) was instituted on 3rd June 1918 and is a Level 3 Gallantry Award, originally for Commission Officers and Warrant Officers of the Royal Air Force. Later it was for all ranks of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army, and Royal Air Force. This distinguished awarded was presented to George Andrew Deering for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy.