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Ruffle, Frederick Henry

Date of death:
November 23rd, 1944
Service number:
175408
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

He lies burried on High Hurstwood (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Uckfield, East Sussex, grave 100.

Promotions:
? Warant Officer
May 2nd, 1944: Pilot Officer (probation/war sub)
November 2nd, 1944: Flying Officer (war sub)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Pilot Officer
Unit:
No. 515 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1944
Group citation:
"One night in October, 1944, these officers and airmen took part in an operation involving a mine-laying mission. Their task, which necessitated a high degree of skill and perfect co-ordination, was to detract the concentrated fire of the defences. Gun positions and search light defences were relentlessly attacked and a number of them put out of action.
The results obtained reflect the greatest credit on the ability and resolution displayed by these officers and airmen, whose efforts contributed materially to the success of a hazardous mission.

Awarded simultaneously to:
Flight Lieutenant Reginald Arthur Adams
Flying Officer John Roy Lake
Pilot Officer Terrence Alfred Kenneth Groves
Pilot Officer Robert Edwin Preston
Flight Sergeant Robert Bell Dockeray
Flight Sergeant Fred Verity
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Sources

  • - Sixth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36549 published on the 2 June 1944
    - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36820 published on the 28 November 1944
    - Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36819 published on the 28 November 1944
    - Morton and Eden
    - Commonwealt War Graves Commission

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