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Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Service Number:104424
Rank:Wing Commander
Date of Death:13 January 1945
Decorations:Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Flying Cross


Distinguished Service Order:
Since the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Wing Commander Dring has completed a very large number of operations against the enemy. By his untiring efforts, leadership and excellent organising ability he has contributed in a large measure to the formations he commands.

Distinguished Flying Cross:
This officer has completed much operational flying and has displayed great skill and fine fighting qualities throughout. He is a most efficient squadron commander and recently he has led his formation in a series of successful attacks on airfields and on shipping. On one of the latter occasions, hits were obtained on 2 merchant vessels. Squadron Leader Dring has displayed great leadership and determination. He has destroyed one enemy aircraft.

Burial Details

Grave:13. B. 6.


F/Lt Walter Dring with Hawker Typhoon Mk. IB R8884 of No. 183 Squadron, RAF, at Gatwick, Sussex

External Links

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Find A Grave
The London Gazette - Distinguished Service Order Citation (13 October 1944)
The London Gazette - Distinguished Flying Cross Citation (14 January 1944)

Record updated on 21 March 2018.


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