Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Zealand Graduates - AWNS-19411210-28-5

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  1. Canada, WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947
    George Andrew Deering Promoted WO2, 1 November 1942. Commissioned 14 February 1943. To No.617 Squadron, 29 March 1943.First Name: George Andrew

    Initials: G A

    Surname: Deering

    DOB: Circa 1919

    Age: 24

    Nationality: Canadian

    Date of Death: 16/09/1943

    Information: Parents: Samuel Deering and of Martha Deering (nee Ballagh), of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    Rank: Flying Officer

    Rank (2nd): Wireless Operator Air Gunner

    Service Number: J/17245

    Gallantry 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.