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WWII D.F.C./AIR EFFICIENCY GROUP OF 6 MEDALS TO FLT. LT. W.A. O'M. S. BRAYTON, R.A.F.V.R.

The Air Ministry Intelligence and 502 Sqn. U Boat busting rear gunner's D.F.C./Air Efficiency group, Consisting of: Distinguished Flying Cross George VI reverse dated 1943; 1939-45 Star; WWII Defence Medal; WWII War Medal with M.I.D. Oak Leaf; Air Efficiency Medal George VI to Flt. Lt. W.A. O'M. S. Brayton, R.A.F.V.R. framed with information plaque and badge.
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£3,500.00
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Distinguished Flying Cross Gazetted 12 Jan 1943: "Acting Flt. Lt. Brayton, whilst on attachment from AI 1 (K) Air Ministry RAF Intelligence, has flown 405 hours on operations and has displayed exceptional enthusiasm for his duties as a Gunner. No task was ever too great for him and though for some time afflicted by serious illness, his determination to fly was so great that he made a most spirited recovery with that sole object in view. His keen observation became a byword in the squadron and he was never once known to relax his vigilance during a flight. On 1 Apr 1942, he successfully attacked a U Boat which he sighted in the Bay of Biscay at 23:43 hours from his rear turret, after the aircraft had passed overhead. Although hampered by darkness he was able to direct his captain back over the target at sea level and had the satisfaction of seeing a voilent explosion envelop the still-surfaced U Boat. The high standard of efficiency which he sets for himself has been an inspiration to all, and his strong personal example has been invaluable to his colleagues. He ceased his attachment with 502 Squadron and returned to the Air Ministry on 1 Sep 1942. William Alan O'Moore Slater Brayton was born on 5 May 1910 in St. John's Wood, London, moving to Newquay and joining the RAF Reserve in 1934 and enlisted with the R.A.F.V.R. on the outbreak of war, Commissioned on 17 June 1940, Brayton served with Air Intelligence Section AI 1 (K). This unit was part of the Operations Section of the Directorate of Intelligence, under the command of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff Intelligence. Brayton was attached to 502 Squadron, 19 Group, and was further Mentioned In Despatches twice on 11 June 1942 and 1 Jan 1943.

 

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