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Dockeray, Robert Bell

Service number:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Flight Sergeant
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
Pilot Officer Frederick Henry Ruffle
Flight Sergeant Fred Verity
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)


  • - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36820 published on the 28 November 1944
    - Morton and Eden