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Bing, Leslie Patrick Sandford "Pat"

Date of birth:
July 28th, 1920 (Regina/Saskatchewan, Canada)
Date of death:
September 9th, 2011
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

Also recipient of Battle For Malta Medal.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 89 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1942
"Flying Officer Bing has displayed courage and outstanding skill. He has taken part in the destruction of 10 enemy aircraft at night. Flying Officer Bing has set a magnificent example to other observers."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 89 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
February 16th, 1943
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"Since being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross this officer has continued'to display great courage and skill. He has now taken part in the destruction of 11 enemy aircraft at night. On a recent occasion the aircraft in which he was flying was forced to descend on the sea and it was 2,5 hours before Flying Officer Bing and his pilot were rescued."
Second DFC received as bar
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Atlantic clasp
Air Crew Europe Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
North Africa 1942-43 Clasp
Africa Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
With clasp
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

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