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66 Squadron, RFC & RAF, 1916 to 1919


Medal Groups

I've been lucky enough to be able to photograph a number of medal groups awarded to members of 66 Squadron.

Medals face

Capt Dudley F Cox, BWM, VM

Capon Medals

Lt Robert S Capon OBE, 1914/15 Star,  BWM, VM

L –R Order of the British Empire, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Goode medals Grp Capt Harry K Goode DSO, DFC

L – R Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Force Cross, 1914 - 15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal with Oakleaf Mention in Dispatches, General Service 1918 - 62, clasp "Kurdistan", 1939 - 45 Star, The Defence Medal 1939 - 1945, The War Medal 1939 - 45, Coronation Medal 1937.
Hillborn medals Capt William C Hilborn DFC

The only medal still in the hands of the family is Williams Distinguished Flying Cross.
Bell medals Lt Hillard B Bell MC

L – R Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Medaglia Argento al Valore Militaire.
Gore medals Lt Frederick DC Gore

L – R 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Australian War Medal, Service Medals1939-45.
Whittaker medals Sqn Ldr John TP Whittaker MC

L – R Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal, French Croix de Guerra avec Palme, Ordine Della Corona D'Italia (Cavaliere), Medaglia Argento al Valore Militaire, Croce al Merito di Guerra.
Bayetto Medal Group Capt Tone' HP Bayetto

L – R Victory Medal, British War Medal, presentation silver topped conductor's baton, "Presented by the members of the CFS Orchestra to Capt TH Bayetto August 24 1917".
Carpenter medals Capt Peter Carpenter DSO, MC & Bar

L - R. Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross & Bar, Medaglia Argento al Valore Militaire.
Morley medals AC Cecil C Morley OBE

L – R Order of the British Empire, Air Force Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Croix de Guerra avec Palme.

Lt Gordon F M Apps DFC

L - R. Distinguished Flying Cross with original ribbon, compare with Goode's DFC ribbon, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Lt Gilbert Goodman

L – R British War Medal, Victory Medal, Medaglia Commemorativa della Guerra 1915-18 & Bar, 10th Army Cross, British Memorial Plaque.
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AVM John O Andrews CB, DSO, MC & Bar

Top: The Most Honourable Order of the Bath Companion
Left-right: Defence Medal (WW2), Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross and Bar, 1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal with Oak Leaf, Mention in Dispatches, Montenegrin Military Bravery Medal, War Medal 1939-1945 (WW2)

O'Brien MC

2/Lt Patrick A O’Brien MC

O’Brien’s MC in presentation box.

Sharp's Medals

Capt Charles C Sharp

British War Medal, Victory medal and Mid Oak Leaf.

CM Maud Medal Group Wg Cdr Charles M Maud

L – R DFC, 1914-15 Star, BWM, VM, Croce di Guerra, Armato degli Altipiani. (DFC has wrong ribbon it should have horizontal pattern ribbon)
Maud also served in WW2 and has The Defence Medal 1939 -45, The War Medal 1939 – 45 with MiD
KB Montgomery Medals Lt Kenneth B Montgomery

L - R MC, BWM (VM missing) Croce di Guerra

McDiarmid medals

 

Lt Harry D McDiarmid

BWM
Walker Medals Capt Henry S Walker
L - R 1914 Star bar dated 5 Aug – 22 Nov 1914, BWM, VM, WW2 Defence Medal, Belgian Croix de Guerre
jerrard's Medals

Lt Alan Jerrard
Victoria Cross,
British War Medal
Victory Medal with Oakleaf
King George VI Coronation Medal
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal
Knight, Order of St Anne (Орден Святой Анны - Russian)
Medaglia di Bronzo al Valor Militare

Alan Jerrard’s medals are displayed   Courtesy of the Lord Ashcroft Collection / © IWM

 

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