Glegg, Alexander Joseph

Date of death:
1987 (Littlehampton/West Sussex, Great Britain)
Service number:
84021
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
? Corporal
July 3th, 1940: Pilot Officer (probation)
July 3th, 1941: Flying Officer (war sub)
July 3th, 1942: Flight Lieutenant (war sub)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 600 (City of London) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
January 9th, 1942
Action:
Citation:
"Sqn. Ldr. Boyd and Fit. Lt. Glegg have flown together in numerous night operational sorties. Sqn. Ldr. Boyd is a skilful and determined pilot, and he has destroyed three enemy aircraft.
Fit. Lt. Glegg, by his great skill as observer, has largely assisted his pilot in the successes achieved. Both these officers have shown exceptional keenness and devotion to duty."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 219 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
April 7th, 1944
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Action:
Citation:
"Since being awarded the D.F.C. this officer has been responsible for the destruction of a further seven enemy aircraft. Now on his second tour of operational duty, he has consistently displayed a high degree of efficiency and courage. Fit. Lt. Glegg has also been untiring in his efforts in training new observers, playing no small part in the high standard maintained bv his unit."
Details:
Second DFC awarded as a bar for on the ribbon of the first DFC.

Sources

  • - The London Gazette Issue 34949 published on the 20 September 1940
    - The London Gazette Issue 35222 published on the 18 July 1941
    - Fifth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35413 published on the 6 January 1942
    - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35784 published on the 10 November 1942
    - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36459 published on the 4 April 1944
    - Flight Global - Archive
    - The Littlehampton Gazette