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Surname SAUNDERS   Initials D C A   First Name DAVID COLIN ARTHUR  
Decorations DFC  
Rank Pilot Oficer   Unit RAF   Service No. 778690  
Age Unknown  Deceased   Previous Squadron  
Comments 6/12/42 - J. M. HORAN and crew arrive on Squadron

Posted to 10 C.T.U. (ORB 7/9/43)  
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War Graves Link   Grave Photo NO Cemetery Photo NO
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  14/06/1943  Acting Warrant Officer David Colin Arthur SAUNDERS (778690), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.

SAUNDERS, David Colin Arthur, Acting Warrant Officer (778690, RAFVR*) - No.156 Squadron -
Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 15 June 1943.
Public Record Office Air 2/8955 has citation drafted when he had flown 28 sorties (166 operational hours).

Warrant Officer Saunders has completed numerous operational sorties against targets in Germany, Italy and enemy-occupied territory. As bomb aimer this airman has always displayed the most outstanding efficiency, invariably returning with excellent photographs. Warrant Officer Saunders’ enthusiasm, tenacity and devotion to duty have invariably been of the highest standard. On occasions he has flown on operations on successive nights, setting a magnificent example of keenness to all.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
Source Date Comments
ORB  5/04/1943  SGT SAUNDERS to A/W/O 
ORB  29/05/1943  W/O SAUNDERS (NAV) appointed to commissioned rank. 
LG 36054  11/06/1943  DFC Notification 
ORB  15/06/1943  F/O B.F. SMITH , F/O W.J. SMITH, and P/O SAUNDERS awarded D.F.C.