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Allen, Roland William John

Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Flt Sgt Allen joined the RAF in 1941 as an Air Gunner and while flying in American B-25 Mitchell bombers he took part in many raids into German occupied Europe both before and after D-Day.
At the time of the publication in the London Gazette, he had just been commissioned as Pilot Officer.

Promotions:
? Flight Sergeant
8 February, 1945: Pilot Officer on Probation (emergency)
8 August, 1945: Flying Officer (war sub)
26 February, 1949: Appointment to the RAFVR as Flying Officer
10 August, 1953: Flight Lieutenant
26 February, 1953: Period of commission extended by five years
26 February, 1959: Commission relinquished

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Sergeant
Unit:
No. 98 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1945
Action:
"Flt Sgt Allen has taken part in a large number of sorties, many of them against heavily defended targets. He has proved himself to be a keen, resolute and devoted crew member and his example has been most commendable".
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With "FRANCE AND GERMANY" clasp.
Air Crew Europe Star
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Details:
E II R
Air Efficiency Award (AE)

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