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Winton, Nicholas George

Date of birth:
May 19th, 1909 (Hampstead/London, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
July 1st, 2015 (Slough/Berkshire, United Kingdom)
Service number:
176852
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Military career
22 June 1944: Acting Pilot Officer
17 August 1944: Pilot Officer (prob.)
17 February 1945: Flying Officer (em.)
19 May 1954: Flight Lieutenant (hon.)

Service years: 1940-1954

Nicholas Winton organized the rescue of 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport.

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Awarded on:
June 10th, 1983
For his work in establishing the Abbeyfield homes for the elderly in Britain.
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Awarded on:
1998
Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk 4th Class
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Awarded on:
March 11th, 2003
For his role in the Czech 'Kindertransport'.
Knight (Sir/Dame)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Awarded on:
2008
Cross of Merit of the Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Awarded on:
2010
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Awarded on:
June 27th, 2013
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Awarded on:
October 28th, 2014
For giving Czech children "the greatest possible gift: the chance to live and to be free".
Řád bilého lva (1994)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Aircraftman, 1st Class
Flying Badge

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