03 April 2021

Findmypast adds Royal Air Force & Commonwealth, Mentioned In Dispatches 1940-1945

From the London Gazette, Findmypast has extracted 32,917 instances of Mentioned In Dispatches which generally give first name, last name, service number, year of award, country, regiment, service, London Gazette date, London Gazette issue. 

1,164 of these have a Canadian service number. Chronologically the first was Squadron Leader G R M McGregor, Service number CAN/J936 in 1941 who was awarded the DFC and later became long time president of TCA (Air Canada.)

Notwithstanding the date in the collection title, many mentions were in 1946 publications.

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