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Surname GRANT   Initials G F   First Name GEORGE FRANCIS  
Decorations DSO + DFC  
Rank Wing Commander   Unit RAAF   Service No. 42216  
Age Unknown  Deceased   Previous Squadron  
Comments 9/4/43 - S/L Grant and crew arrive on station

George Francis Grant 42216 Born in Canada

P/O (Probation) 9th Dec. 1939
P/O 1st May 1940.
F/O 9th Dec. 1940
S/L 1st Nov. 1943
W/C 21st Feb 1945
Retired as G/C 20th Apr. 1949.


DFC 10 March 1942
Flight Lieutenant George Francis GRANT (42216), No. 109 Squadron.

Distinguished Service Order. 9 November 1943
Acting Wing Commander George Francis GRANT, D.F.C. (42216), Royal Air Force, No,. 156 Squadron.
Since being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross this officer has undertaken many sorties, covering a wide range of targets. His unswerving devotion to duty, fortitude and tenacity- were amply demonstrated on one 'occasion when he attacked Bochum in the face of difficult circumstances. Wing Commander Grant is an outstanding leader'whose fine qualities have impressed all

Bar to Distinguished Service Order 23d March, 1945
Acting Group Captain George Francis GRANT, D.S.O., D.F.C., R.A.F., 109 Sqn
Group Captain Grant has been in command of his squadron since May 1944. He has displayed great powers of leadership and has been largely responsible for the successful operations completed by his squadron.

During his long operational career this officer has displayed the greatest enthusiasm and determination and by his untiring efforts and splendid example the squadron has attained a high standard of skill and accuracy.

Grant died in 1990. The first page of his obit is available here but someone may have the book and be able to provide the second page:  
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Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  13/03/1942  Flight Lieutenant George. Francis GRANT (42216), No. 109 Squadron.  109 
DSO  9/11/1943  Acting Wing Commander George Francis GRANT, D.F.C. (42216), Royal Air Force, No,. 156 Squadron.

GRANT, George Francis, W/C, DFC (42216, Royal Air Force) - No.156 Squadron - Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 12 November 1943.

Born in Ottawa, 31 May 1916;
educated at Lisgar Collegiate.
Father living in Toronto when award made.
Commissioned in RAF, 24 June 1939;
commenced operations in March 1940;
awarded DFC, 13 March 1942 for services with No.109 Squadron;
retired 20 April 1949.

Since being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross this officer has undertaken many sorties covering a wide range of targets. His unswerving devotion to duty, fortitude and tenacity were amply demonstrated on one occasion when he attacked Bochum in the face of difficult circumstances. Wing Commander Grant is an outstanding leader whose great skill and devotion to duty have inspired all.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
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Bar to DSO  23/03/1945  GRANT, G/C George Francis (42216) No.109 Squadron
Bar to Distinguished Service Order awarded as per London Gazette dated 23 March 1945.
Commanding a station (hence rank) when gazetted.

Group Captain Grant has been in command of his squadron since May 1944. He has displayed great powers of leadership and has been largely responsible for the successful operations completed by his squadron.

During his long operational career this officer has displayed the greatest enthusiasm and determination and by his untiring efforts and splendid example the squadron has attained a high standard of skill and accuracy 
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Source Date Comments
LG 35486  13/03/1942  DFC Notification 
ORB  24/03/1943  F/O GRANT arrived from GRANSDEN LODGE on attachment to the Squadron 
ORB  9/04/1943  S/L GRANT reported for flying duties 
ORB  29/08/1943  S/L GRANT appointed acting Wing Commander. 
LG 36245  9/11/1943  DSO Notification