Brown, Frederick William

    Nationality:
    British (1801-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

    Service number 121729.
    On the 23th of September, 1948 he was commissioned to appointment as Flight Lieutenant.
    On April 5h, 1949 he was transferred to the Secretarial Branche RAF.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Acting Flight Lieutenant
    Unit:
    No. 218 Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Awarded on:
    August 13th, 1943
    Action:
    Recommendation:
    “Flight Lieutenant Brown has completed 22 operational sorties as Navigator, and has displayed the greatest keenness and accuracy as a Navigator.
    So much so, that on a sortie over Toulon last year, he successfully navigated an aircraft back with one engine feathered and another only giving half power, without any navigational aids whatsoever, as everything in the aircraft had to be jettisoned to get the machine back over the mountains, and he successfully guided the aircraft back to an aerodrome in England, where a crash landing was executed successfully.
    His skill in imparting knowledge and keenness with new crews was of such a high order that for the last six months he has held the position of
    Navigation Officer to the Squadron, and has concentrated his operations only on the most difficult targets.
    All his operations have been an example to the Squadron of sound ability and courage of an outstanding order, with some very adverse conditions that have been met with.”
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

    Sources

    • - Third Supplement to The Loondon Gazette Issue 36131 published on the 10 August 1943
      - Morton and Eden