Griffiths, Derek Gordon

Service number:
68812
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
June 18th, 1941: Pilot Officer (probation)
June 18th, 1942 : Flying Officer (war sub)
June 18th, 1943: Flight Lieutenant (war sub)
December 20th, 1945: Dismissal by sentence of Court-Martial

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Squadron Leader
Unit:
No. 23 Squadron, Royal Air Force (No. 23 Squadron, Royal Air Force)
Awarded on:
March 23rd, 1945
Action:
Citation:
"This officer has completed a long tour of operations. Duing these missions he has probably destroyed one enemy aircraft and damaged three others. He has damagd a number of locomotives. Squadron Leader Griffiths has always set an excellent example of enthusiasm, determination and courage."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Sources

  • - The London Gazette Issue 35217 published on the 11 July 1941
    - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36113 published on the 27 July 1943
    - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36997 published on the 20 March 1945
    - Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37431 published on the 11 January 1946
    - Bonhams