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POST-WAR A.F.C. GROUP OF 6 MEDALS TO SQN. LDR. J.F.B. DELANY, R.A.F.

*** RESERVED *** Air Force Cross George VI with reverse dated 1953; 1939-1945 Star; WWII Defence Medal; WWII War Medal; General Service Medal with Cyprus clasp to Flt.Lt. J.F.B. Delany, R.A.F., Campaign Service Medal with South Arabia clasp to Flt. Lt. J.F.B. Delany, R.A.F. Accompanied by 9 RAF Log Books and 1 Civilian Log Book, as well as assorted uniforms, photographs, certificates, Aircrew Categorisation Cards, letters, a tankard presented to him from 20 Squadron.
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A.F.C. Gazetted Queen's First Accession New Year Honours 1953.
 
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief's Commendation 1 Jan 1965.
 
John Francis Bernard Delaney began flight training in June 1945 in Tiger Moths and Harvards, transferring to Ansons at No.3 School at Leuchars. On completion of training Delany was posted to 203 Squadron at St.Eval, flying Lancasters. In 1951 he joined the School of Maritime Reconnaissance at St.Mawgan and in June 1953 the Air Sea Warfare Development Unit flying Shackletons, moving to 242 O.C.U. Dishforth in Aug 1956, then shortly after to 99 Squadron at Lyneham when posted to Cyprus. After this tour, Delany continued with a variety of flights to the UK, Africa, Australia and Cyprus until May 1961, then posted to Argosy with 114 Squadron carrying out Parachute training drops and joining 105 Squadron in Oct 1964 at Khormaksar, returning to the UK in June 1967 with the Air Training Squadron at Brize Norton flying VC10s. Upon completion of his training he joined 10 Squadron at Brize Norton. 10 Squadron, despite having been involved with Bomber Command and Transport Command previously, became involved with V.I.P. transport and aeromedical evacuations, of which Delany added many hours of flying. In Jan 1971 he transferred to 241 OCU at Brize Norton, finishing flying for the RAF in July 1974 having completed an incredible 11,774.20 hours. Finally, Delany was based at RAF Northolt briefing pilots involved with the Royal Flight, having previously himself been a pilot performing V.I.P. and Special Flights.
 
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