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Flying Officer David Gordon Bhore

Service No 1637 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 28 Oct 1915
Date Commissioned 30 Nov 1940 Course 5 Course
Service End No Details
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 30 May 1942
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
05 Jun 1942 - 12 May 1943Plt OffrNo. 1 Armament Training UnitBairagarh Staff Pilot To 1AGS
26 May 1943 - Fg OffrNo. 6 Squadron, RIAF Plt Fm 151OTU
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Member of the Order of the British Empire
Fg OffrDavid Gordon Bhore1637 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Jun 1943
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Distinguished Flying Cross
Fg OffrDavid Gordon Bhore1637 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Aug 1944
Details : This officer has completed many sorties, achieving some excellent photographic work. On two occasions he has been forced to return to base through attacks by enemy fighters, but immediately the enemy had been driven off he returned to complete his operation. Throughout all his operations he has shown great determination to get through to his target and owing to his thoroughness, has brought back valuable information for the army units.

Notes: Public Record Office Air 2/9633 has citation drafted when he had flown 113 sorties (151 operational hours) as pilot.

Unit : 6 Squadron
Reference : London Gazette published on the 11 August 1944 (Citation Courtesy: Hugh Halliday)