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Rick Research wrote: "So maybe he was only an acting-Captain later?"

If this is in reference to his BWM and VM being named to him as a Lieutenant rather than a Captain, it would not make any difference whether he was a substantive Captain, an acting Captain or a temporary Captain. Those two medals were named to a man as a Captain no matter which of the three varieties of rank he held. The most likely reason why his BWM and VM were named as a Lieutenant was that it was the highest rank he held in a theater of war. He must have held the rank of Captain outside of a theater of war. The regulations were such that those two medals were named in the highest rank held in a theater of war. Regards. Gunner 1

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Hello! Great to see this thread come back up again! Many thanks Gunner 1 for the extra information. I am looking at some old Cross & Cockade magazines looking for reference to him or the 15 Squadron.

Rick - I got the little joke. There were a few actors in my family ya know.

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On 16/10/2020 at 08:04, CRBeery said:

After 15 years...

Well done! This is exactly why I collect, I'm always looking for more info about the people behind the items. Sometimes the patience and research pays off, sometimes it doesn't but it's definitely an amazing journey.

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