*** RESERVED *** The superb 161 Squadron D.F.M. and 357 Special Duties Squadron D.F.C. King's Flight grouop, consisting of: Distinguished Flying Cross George VI with reverse dated 1946 and engraved to Flt. Lt. A.A. Morley 148804; Distinguished Flying Medal George VI to 902708 Sgt. A.A. Morley, R.A.F.; 1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star with France & Germany clasp; Burma Star; WWII Defence Medal; WWII War Medal; General Service Medal with S.E. Asia 1945-46 clasp to Flt. L.t. A.A. Morley, R.A.F. Accompanied by recipient's Observer's And Air Gunner's Flying Log Book covering complete service from 16 Aug 1940 to 27 Apr 1947 and 'Secret' letter from Home Command Headquarters, R.A.F. and Air Ministry Letter.
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D.F.M. Gazetted 14 Sep 1943, 161 Squadron: "Sgt. Morley has carried out 21 operational sorties as Flight Engineer. He has at all times displayed exceptional keenness and efficiency andhas set a fine example to other N.C.O. aircrew in the Squadron."

D.F.C. Gazetted 5 Mar 1946, 357 Special Duties Squadron: "F/Lt. Morley has carried out a very large number of operational hours and has completed 80 sorties. He is on his third tour of operations, having carried out two tours in the U.K. with Bomber Command, before volunteering for operations in this theatre. He has carried out 24 Special Duties sorties with this Squadron during the past six months, and as Flight Engineer Leader, has been responsible for the training of new crews in long range flying. F/Lt. Morley has personally carried out three sorties to Malaya of between 18 and 21 hours duration, and any other sorties to Burma, French Indo-China and Siam. He has shown great keenness and leadership at all times and has been largely responsible for the great success the Squadron has achieved on long range operations."

Taken from Surrey Mirror newspaper extracts: "Alfred Arthur Morley, the son of Mr & Mrs H. Morley of Frenches Road, Redhill, received his schooling at Cromwell Road and apprenticed as a motor engineer with Messrs. John Chalmers and Sons Ltd., at whose Ladroke Road depot his father is foreman. Attending Redhill Technical College, when the war broke out he was working at his trade in London, and within 48 hours he joined up in the R.A.F.V.R. After going through various courses and being for about 18 months in the KIng's Flight, he volunteered for service as a Flight Mechanic. Since completing his course of training he has taken part in between two and three dozen operational flights and has been to Africa by air - on one occasion as far as the Suex Canal. On a recent flight a dose of enemy flak laid him up with a broken wrist, but from this he has now recovered." "Among the men of the newly reconstituted King's Flight of the R.A.F., which will be leaving this country to serve the Royal Family with their Viking aircraft during the coming visit to South Africa, is a local officer who has won distinction for hiimself in less palmy days. He is Flt. Lt. Alfred Arthur Morley of Frenches Road, Redhill, and who holds both the D.F.C. and D.F.M."


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