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Dicks, Walter

Date of birth:
December 6th, 1909
Date of death:
April 13th, 1967 (Key West/Florida, United States)
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

On 24 July 1945, Group Captain Walter Dicks was recommended for an MBE, but it appears that he was never granted one. His citation reads:

"Group Captain Dicks has served in key positions at R.C.A.F. Headquarters in Canada and Overseas, as well as in the field, and at all times his leadership, determination and devotion to duty has set an excellent example to those associated with him. In the past year, he has completed the difficult task of organizing a new Statistics Branch with outstanding success. His superiors place the utmost confidence in his decisions due to his past records and the success of his present undertaking."

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

"Overseas"
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (1939-1947)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

"10 years additional service" clasp
Canadian Forces Decoration (CD)
Pilot's Flying Badge

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