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Old 4th December 2018, 08:01
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Plt Off Alexander 206 Sqn

The above was a pilot on the Sqn in 1941-any idea of his Christian name or initials?
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Re: Plt Off Alexander 206 Sqn

Hello,

44461 P/O (Pilot) Charles Ronald ALEXANDER DFM RAF (later MBE[M])

There had to be constant vigilance in case of attack by enemy intruders, as happened on 7 April (1941), during some practice flying at the Langham satellite at around 2345 hrs, with Pilot Officer Alexander at the controls. The aircraft was attacked simultaneously by a Ju 88 and a Dornier Do 17 and Alexander had to take rapid evasive action, while fire was exchanged. Luckily the pilot was able to escape by diving to 200 feet and managed to land the Hudson undamaged.

See:
Naught Escapes Us The Story of No.206 Squadron Royal Air Force.
Gunn,Peter B.
N.p.:206 Squadron Association,2004.
p.44

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Re: Plt Off Alexander 206 Sqn

An old thread on RAFCommands
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...FM-82-Squadron
shows Gazette Issue 34910 published on the 30 July 1940. Page 5 of 58

Air Ministry, 30th July, 1940. ROYAL AIR FORCE.
The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following appointment and awards: —
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Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal.
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566165 Sergeant Charles Ronald ALEXANDER

with the award being a DFMedal (not Cross) this suggests he was non commissioned at the time of whatever incident for which he received the award.

Subsequently also received an MBE
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../4333/data.pdf
Air Ministry, 16th September, 1947. ROYAL AIR FORCE. GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
Appointment to commission.
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As Flight Lieutenants (permanent)*: —
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Charles Ronald ALEXANDER, M.B.E., D.F.M.
{44461). 18th Aug. 1947 (seniority 1st Jan. 1943).

and subsequently an AFC
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...nt/34/data.pdf
Air Ministry, 1st January, 1958.
The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards: —
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Air Force Cross.
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Wing Commander Charles Ronald ALEXANDER,
M.B.E., D.F.M. (44461), Royal Air Force.
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Re: Plt Off Alexander 206 Sqn

Sadly not in the RAF List of 2004
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