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Surname COLDHAM   Initials P A   First Name PETER ABERNETHY  
Decorations DFC +  
Rank Flight Leutenant   Unit RAAF   Service No. 401908  
Age Unknown  Deceased   Previous Squadron 460  
Comments 22/4/43 - F/S COLDHAM and crew reported for flying duties from 460 Squadron. (8 ops completed with 460 Sqn)
Appointed A/F/LT(ORB 8/12/43)  
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DFC  19/10/1943  Pilot Officer Peter Abernethy COLDHAM Royal Australian Air Force, No. 156 Squadron.

COLDHAM, Peter Abernethy, P/O (Aus 401908, Royal Australian Air Force) - No.156 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 19 October 1943. Citation from Air Ministry Bulletin 11721.

Before joining this squadron, Pilot Officer Coldham achieved a fine record on operations, which has been further enhanced by the excellent work he has recently performed. He has displayed courage and determination in identifying his targets and in pressing home his attacks during many sorties. He has at all times shown a high order of skill and leadership.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
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Bar to DFC  8/02/1944  Acting Flight Lieutenant Peter Abernethy COLDHAM, D.F.C. (Aus.401908), No. 156 Squadron.

COLDHAM, Peter Abernethy, A/F/L, DFC (Aus 401908, Royal Australian Air Force) - No.156 Squadron - Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 11 February 1944. Following text from Air Ministry Bulletin 12872 and Flight, 20 April 1944.

Flight Lieutenant Coldham has always proved himself to be a distinguished pilot and captain of aircraft. He has shown great courage and determination during his tour of duty, which he has extended voluntarily to coincide with that of his crew. He has been, at one time or another, detailed to attack most of the enemy's heavily defended objectives, and in spite of the intense opposition frequently encountered, has never failed to press home his attacks effectively.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
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Source Date Comments
ORB  22/04/1943  F/S COLDHAM and crew reported for flying duties from 460 Squadron. 
LG 36215  15/10/1943  DFC Notification 
LG 36374  8/02/1944  Bar to DFC Notification 
ORB  23/02/1944  Awarded a bar to D.F.C. A/F/L P. A. COLDHAM DFC