Gillies, Reginald Joseph

Service number:
125945
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
1942: Pilot Officer
1944: Flying Officer
3 December 1953: Flight Lieutenant

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 600 (City of London) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1943
Awarded for:
Operation Husky
Action:
"In recent operations over Sicily, Wing Commander Green and Flying Officer Gillies, as pilot and observer respectively, have flown together on many sorties. They have displayed outstanding skill and determination and within a period of 3 successive nights, destroyed 7 enemy aircraft, 4 of them on 1 sortie. Wing Commander Green has displayed exceptional ability and his untiring efforts have been reflected in the fine fighting qualities of his squadron, which has destroyed some 56 enemy aircraft."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flying Officer
Unit:
No. 600 (City of London) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
November 30th, 1943
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Details:
Second DFC received as bar.

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