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Burrow, Edgar Whittaker

Service number:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


Edgar Burrow served during the Second World War from March 1944 with No.298 Squadron, Royal Air Force; probably for his work as ground crew during the Battle of Britain;
He was also awarded the Long Service. & Good Conduct Medal on 19 September,.1949.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1941
Mentioned in Despatches
Second World War (1939-1945)
Warrant Officer
Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1946
"This Non-Commissioned Officer has held the post of First Class Fitter since March 1944 and has, from the first, contributed much to the efficiency of the unit. He contributed largely to its ability to produce a maximum number of serviceable aircraft for such glider-towing operations as D-Day, Arnhem, and the Rhine crossing. He has also made numerous flights in aircraft under test. Warrant Officer Burrow has invariably been chosen to proceed on mass glider flights and, in recent months, he was chosen a Squadron Airborne Halifax for Transport Command duties, a task which he accomplished successfully. He has at all times set a fine example to those working with and under him."
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)


  • - Fifth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37598 published on the 4 June 1946
    - Spink