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Surname BORDYCOTT   Initials K W   First Name KENNETH WINCHCOMBE  
Decorations DFC DFM  
Rank Pilot Oficer   Unit RAF   Service No. 139927  
Age 22  Deceased 17/04/1943  Previous Squadron  
Comments F/Sgt H. R. ANDERSEN and crew arrive on Squadron

Address Shirley, Southampton.  
Cemetery BRIMONT CHURCHYARDMarne, France  
Grave Location Grave 5.  
Additional Info Son of Frederick William and Countciletta Bordycott, of Shirley, Southampton  
War Graves Link 2346061  Grave Photo ** YES ** Cemetery Photo ** YES **
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFM  26/05/1942  755783 Flight Sergeant Kenneth Winchcombe BORDYCOTT, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 150 Squadron.

Bordycott, Kenneth Winchcombe 755783 F/Sgt, 150 Sqn.
27 Sorties, 180.30 Flying hours. Air Observer.

Flight Sergeant Bordycott joined the Squadron in June 1941, since which time he has taken part in 27 operational sorties over Germany, occupied countries and Italy including one daylight sortie against the "Scharnhorst" and "Gneisenau".

His ability as a Navigator is outstanding and his unconquerable spirit of determination to achieve his objective and so make each sortie succesful has inspired great confidence in his crew in which he is Navigator.

By his cheerful courage and fearlessness under anti aircraft fire, he has ben of inestimable value in the Squadron and his example has always set a high standard of morale.

On many occasions he has navigated his aircraft under extremely bad weather conditions and his co-operation, coolness and devotion to duty has been largely responsible for the safe return of the aircraft.

He has always shown commendable courage and devotion to duty which has justly earned him recognition.

21st March, 1942

Remarks by Station Commander

Flight Sergeant Bordycott has shown himself to be courageous and is thoroughly imbued with the offensive spirit. He has given great service towards the success of the bombing of this unit.

DFC  16/04/1943  Pilot Officer Kenneth Winchcombe BORDYCOTT, D.F.M. (139927), R.A.F.V.R., 156 Sqn., with effect from 16th April, 1943 (since deceased).  156 
Source Date Comments
LG 35574  26/05/1942  DFM Notification 
London Gazette  19/03/1943  LG 35949 - Page 3. - 755783 Kenneth Winchcombe Bordycott DFM (139927) 23rd Nov 1942 - Appointed Acting Warrant Officer 
LG 37272  14/09/1945  DFC Notification