PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Allen, Roland William John (Service number: 1459728 (NCO)/191719 (Officer))
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  British
BIOGRAPHY: 
Flt Sgt Allen joined the RAF in 1941 as an Air Gunner and while flying in American B-25 Mitchell bombers he took part in many raids into German occupied Europe both before and after D-Day.
At the time of the publication in the London Gazette, he had just been commissioned as Pilot Officer.

Promotions:
? Flight Sergeant
8 February, 1945: Pilot Officer on Probation (emergency)
8 August, 1945: Flying Officer (war sub)
26 February, 1949: Appointment to the RAFVR as Flying Officer
10 August, 1953: Flight Lieutenant
26 February, 1953: Period of commission extended by five years
26 February, 1959: Commission relinquished
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL (DFM)
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Unit: No. 98 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on: May 8th, 1945
Action: "Flt Sgt Allen has taken part in a large number of sorties, many of them against heavily defended targets. He has proved himself to be a keen, resolute and devoted crew member and his example has been most commendable".
 
     
1939-1945 STAR
 
     
AIR CREW EUROPE STAR
Details: With "FRANCE AND GERMANY" clasp.
 
     
DEFENCE MEDAL 1939-1945
 
     
WAR MEDAL 1939-1945
 
     
AIR EFFICIENCY AWARD (AE)
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Details: E II R
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - The London Gazette Publication date:30 March 1945 Supplement:37011Page:1778
- The London Gazette Publication date:4 May 1945 Supplement:37070Page:2416
- The London Gazette Publication date:4 September 1945 Supplement:37255Page:448
- The London Gazette Publication date:14 June 1949 Supplement:38638Page:2935
- The London Gazette Publication date:12 October 1954 Supplement:40299Page:582
- The London Gazette Publication date:15 October 1954 Supplement:40303Page:5909
- The London Gazette Publication date:23 October 1959 Supplement:41853Page:6784
- Medals of Englandl
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