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Beake, Percival Harold "Howard"

    Date of birth:
    1917
    Service number:
    845864/84923
    Nationality:
    Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

    Biography

    Promotions:
    ?: Sergeant;
    August 31st , 1940: Pilot Officer on probation;
    August 31st , 1941: Pilot Officer;
    August 31st , 1941: Flying Officer (war subs.);
    ?: Flying Officer;
    August 31st, 1942: Flight Lieutenant (war subs).

    Career:
    April 1939: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Bristol,
    ?: No. 3 Initial Training Wing, San Leonards-on-Sea;
    March 26th, 1940: ? Operational Training Unit, Redhill;
    August 21st, 1940: Hawarden;
    September 1940: No. 64 Squadron;
    June 1940: No. 92 Squadron, Biggin Hill;
    ?: No. 601 Squadron, Duxford;
    ?: Instructor, No. 58 Operational Training Unit;
    ?: Flight Commander, No. 193 Squadron;
    March 1944: No. 84 Group Support Unit;
    May 1944: No. 164 Squadron, Thorney Island;
    ?: Fighter Leaders School.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Flight Lieutenant
    Awarded on:
    June 8th, 1944

    LG 36544/2613.
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Acting Squadron Leader
    Unit:
    No. 164 (Argentina-British) Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Awarded on:
    September 5th, 1944
    Citation:
    "This officer has commanded the squadron for several months and during this period has led his formation on many sorties against heavily defended targets with good results. He is a first class leader whose great skill, thoroughness and untiring efforts have contributed materially to the successes obtained. Squadron Leader Beake has destroyed two enemy aircraft."

    LG 36686/4121.
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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