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Surname ATKIN   Initials R J   First Name ROLAND JOHN  
Decorations DFM  
Rank Flight Sergeant   Unit RAF   Service No. 1245322  
Age Unknown  Deceased   Previous Squadron  
Comments 6/12/42 - J. M. HORAN and crew arrive on Squadron  
Grave Location  
Additional Info  
War Graves Link   Grave Photo NO Cemetery Photo NO
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFM  8/06/1943  1245322 Sergeant Roland John ATKIN, No. 156 Squadron

L.G. 11/6/43. Sorties 35, Flying Hours 208. Navigator. Air 2/8955

This N.C.O. has carried out 35 operational sorties against Germany, Italy and enemy occupied territory, 19 of which have been carried out with this Squadron. He has at all times shown navigational ability of the highest order and assisted his Captain in a very able manner by taking great pains in identifying and attacking the targets.

Sergeant Atkin by his skill, navigational ability and devotion to duty has set a very high example to the squadron. 
Source Date Comments
LG 36051  8/06/1943  DFM Notification 
ORB  14/06/1943  F/S ATKIN awarded D.F.M.