Flight Lieutenant C Bailey RAVR DFC                                    

 

Service Career:

 

Event

Wef

London Gazette

Date

Issue

Page

Sgt to Plt Off  (on probation)

14 Jul 1941

22 Aug 1941

35254

4870

Fg Off to Flt Lt(WS)

14 Jul 1943

17 Aug 1943

36140

3737

Awarded DFC                      (219 Sqn)

26 Nov 1943

30 Nov 1943

36267

5242

 

Awarded DFC London Gazette 30 Nov 1944 no citation

 

The official citation is as follows:-

DFC - Flight Lieutenant Cyril Bailey, R.A.F.V.R., No. 219 Squadron.  With the exception of six months on operational training duty, this officer has been flying operationally since June 1940, and has been directly responsible for the destruction of at least three enemy aircraft.  He has a fine operational record, during which his keenness to impart his knowledge to less experienced observers and coolness in the face of the enemy have been outstanding.      WGS Magazine Summer, 1944