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NEIL, THOMAS FRANCIS, DFC & BAR, AFC, AE

Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Service Number:79168
Rank:Wing Commander
Date of Birth:14 July 1920
Date of Death:11 July 2018 (Aged 97 years)
Decorations:Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar
Air Force Cross
Air Efficiency Award
Bronze Star (US)

Citations

Distinguished Flying Cross:
This officer has destroyed six enemy aircraft. He shows great keenness and has displayed dash and courage of a high order.

Bar to the Distinguished Flying Cross:
In November, 1940, this officer engaged a Junkers 87, which he destroued within the space of six minutes. He was then attacked by three Messerschmitt 109's, two of which he destroyed. His magnificent fighting spirit has enabled him to destroy at least 11 enemy aircraft.

External Links

The London Gazette - Distinguished Flying Cross Citation (8 October 1940)
The London Gazette - Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross Citation (26 November 1940)
The London Gazette - Air Force Cross Announcement (30 December 1955)
The London Gazette - Bronze Star Announcement (2 August 1949)
Wikipedia

Record updated on 22 July 2018.


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