Prichard, Richard Julian Paget

Date of birth:
October 4th, 1915
Date of death:
April 2001
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Squadron Leader
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1941
Air Force Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wing Commander
Unit:
No. 21 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
January 8th, 1943
Awarded for:
Operation Oyster
Action:
"On the 6th December, 1942, a force of bombers was detailed to make an attack in daylight on the Philips Factory at Eindhoven. The operation, which was executed faultlessly, demanded a high degree of skill and accurate timing. Bombs were released at varying heights, down to roof top level. Many hits were obtained, some in the center of the target area. Two gun posts were silenced. Intense and heavy opposition was encountered and both of the outward and return flights attacks were made by enemy fighters. The great success achieved reflects the greatest credit on the following personnel who participated in various capacities as leaders and members of aircraft crews."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wing Commander
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1945
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Group Captain
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1945
Legion of Merit - Officer (LoM - O)
Rank:
Group Captain
Unit:
RAF Tengah, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1958
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Rank:
Acting Air Commodore
Unit:
Act Assistant Chief, Air Staff, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1963
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)

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