***NOW SOLD***WW2 DFC Medal Grouping Attributed.
F/LT. D.J.Kingsbury's original cased DFC and named attributed grouping of WW2 medals. Grouping includes the original owners Ronson lighter, letter from the King and two other foreign middle eastern medals. F/LT. D.J.Kingsbury flew Whitley and Halifax bombers on numerous missions and was member of the 10th squadron. F/LT. D.J.Kingsbury was originally from Kent and further research is currently being carried out with regard to his service during WW2. Includes two medals that he received from Arab states and Aqir.
1. Cased 1945 Dated DFC
2. Air Crew Europe Star
3. 1939-1945 War Medal
4. 1939-1945 Defence Medal
5. 1939-1945 Star
6. France and Germany Star
7. Burma Star
8. General Service medal bar Dhofar by Spink. Oman-As-Sumood Medal (Dhofar Rebellion Medal). Victory Medal ('Midal al-Samood'). Awarded for service during the Dhofar Rebellion, 23rd May 1965 and 2nd December 1975. Finished in bright gilt.
9. Boxed Sultanate of Oman: The Tenth National Anniversary Medal 1970-1980. Medal fitted with a good long length of medal ribbon.
As a Whitley squadron, No. 10 had a relatively quiet start to the Second World War. During the first months of the war the Whitley was limited to dropping leaflets over Germany, as it was considered to be too slow for daylight operations. Once the bombing war started, the Whitley was soon in the thick of it. June 1940 saw No. 10 Squadron take part in the first raid on Italy, as part of a force of 36 Whitleys from five squadrons. Between then and the end of the war, No. 10 remained part of the main bomber force. A detachment was sent to Aqir in July 1942, to form the nucleus of No. 462 Squadron.
25 January 1937-8 July 1940: Dishforth
8 July 1940-19 August 1942: Leeming
From July 1942-September 1942: Detachment at Aqir
August 1942-6 August 1945: Melbourne
6 August-10 September 1945: Broadwell
March 1937-May 1939: Armstrong Whitworth Whitley I
May 1939-May 1940: Armstrong Whitworth Whitley IV
March 1940-December 1941: Armstrong Whitworth Whitley V
From December 1941: Handley Page Halifax B I (from Whitley)
August 1942-March 1944: Handley Page Halifax B II
March 1944-August 1945: Handley Page Halfiax B III
Squadron Codes: ZA
Group and Duty
On 26 September 1939: Bomber squadron with No. 4 Group
On December 1941: Bomber squadron with No. 4 Group
From 7 May 1945: Transferred to Transport Command
June 1940: Turin and Genoa
23 September 1940: Boulogne docks
13/14 March 1941: Rotterdam
Enlisted into the Royal Air Force as a Boy Entrant. They joined after September 1934.
Was appointed as a Class F Reservist
Service Number: 551730 Archive Reference: AIR 78 91 9
This is a rare grouping and highly desirable and increasingly valuable as less and less of these awards are being made available to the collecting community.
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