Medal Group Raf Genuine Dfc Award Certificate Pilot 58 Squadron Later Professor
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Medal Group Raf Genuine Dfc Award Certificate Pilot 58 Squadron Later Professor:
1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, War & Defence Medals
Unnamed as issued
Mounted for display with Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) ribbon first
With Air Council Medal Award certificate, these medals indicated reverse
ORIGINAL Buckingham Palace award certificate for DFC named to
Flight Lieutenant Ronald Edward Robinson, DFC.
With copy London Gazette entries, obituary and DFC recommendation
DFC awarded London Gazette 8 May 1945 the recommendation states -
Flight Lieutenant Ronald Edward Robinson(Pilot) RAFVR No 58 Squadron (Sorties 50, Flying hours 495)
'F/Lt Robinson has flown 14 sorties against shipping as Captain of aircraft with 58 Squadron. He has made seven attacks on shipping at sea and two attacks on shipping in defended harbours. On 27 November 1944 in Halifax 'M' he attacked a Merchant Vessel of about 3,000 tons and set it on fire with his bombs. On 11 January 1945 in Halifax 'N' and on 26 January in Halifax 'F' he carried out attacks on shipping in Kristiansund North Harbour, making several runs in the face of intense opposition to identify his target, on the second occasion making his attack after his aircraft had been hit by enemy fire and one engine was giving trouble. On 6 March in Halifax 'E' his airspeed indicator failed through freezing up, but he descended to a low altitude and delivered an attack on two Merchant Vessels and an Escort Vessel, scoring a direct hit on a Merchant Vessel. In all his operations F/Lt Robinson has shown an intense keenness to engage the enemy, and his example of courage and skill has been of the greatest value to the Squadron. He is most strongly recommended for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross'.
Ronald Edward Robinson was born in London 3 September 1920, an Historian he was a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge 1949-71, Tutor 1961-66, lecturer in history, Cambridge University 1953-66, Smuts Reader in the history of the British Commonwealth 1966-71 awarded the CBE London Gazette 1 January 1970 for these services, Biet Professor of the history of the British Commonwealth, Oxford University 1971-87 (Emeritus) Chairman, Faculty Board of modern history 1974-76, Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford 1971-78, married 1948 Alice Denny, two sons and two daughters, died at Cambridge 19 June 1999'.
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