Page, Allen Geoffrey

Date of birth:
May 16th, 1920 (Boxmoor/Hertfordshire/England, Great Britain)
Date of death:
August 3rd, 1980 (Wokingham/Bershire/England, Great Britain)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1943
Action:
Citation:
"Recently, these officers in the course of an operation over enemy occupied territory shot down 6 enemy aircraft, 3 of which were destroyed.by Squadron Leader MacLachlan and 2 by Flight Lieutenant Page, while the other was destroyed jointly. The operation, which was planned by Squadron Leader MacLachlan, was brilliantly executed and the successes were worthily earned".
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Squadron Leader
Unit:
No. 132 Squadron
Awarded on:
August 22nd, 1944
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Action:
Citation:
"On 7th July, 1944, this officer took part in an engagement against a force of more than 30 enemy aircraft, 6 of which were shot down without loss. In this spirited fight, Squadron Leader Page led his formation with skill and determination and one of the enemy's aircraft fell to his guns. He has destroyed 10 hostile aircraft".
Details:
Awardded as a bar for on the ribbon of the first DFC.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Wing Commander
Awarded on:
December 29th, 1944
Action:
Citation:
"Since the award of a bar to the D.F.C this officer has operated most successfully as wing commander (operations) with his wing during the campaign in France, In this period he has destroyed three enemy aircraft, and damaged others, apart from causing much damage to enemy fighting and transport vehicles. On two occasions in July, 1944, while on cannon test, he encountered upwards of SO aircraft. Each time, he attacked without hesitation and shot down one of the enemy. On the second occasion he was wounded by a cannon shell, but flew safely to base, Later in October, 1944, he sustained severe injuries when his aircraft crashed after being damaged by anti-aircraft fire. Apart from his individual exploits, Wing Cdr. Page, has infused the entire wing with his own righting spirit. Under his command 60 enemy aircraft have been destroyed together with a large number of transport vehicles and tanks. This splendid achievement, has been largely due to the brilliant leadership of Wing Cdr. Page."
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Squadron leader
Awarded on:
January 23rd, 1948
Officier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.4)
Rank:
Wing Commander (reired)
Awarded on:
June 17th, 1995
Action:
Awarded for his efforts to found the Battle of Britain Trust. Page raised more than 1 million, with which the Battle of Britain memorial was erected overlooking the Straits of Dover, to commemorate those who kept Nazi Germany at bay.
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

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