Search for men and women who served with the Royal Air Force between 1940 and 1945 and whose gallant deeds caused them to be Mentioned in Dispatches.
Details of Royal Air Force service personnel extracted from the London Gazette which generally gives the following information:
First name, last name, service number, year of award, country, regiment, service, London Gazette date, London Gazette issue
The award of a MiD or 'Mentioned in Dispatches' was signified by the wearing of an oak leaf emblem on the ribbon of the War Medal. This followed on from the convention adopted during the First World War when the MiD emblem was worn on the ribbon of the Victory Medal. A person could be MiD on multiple occasions but only one oak leaf emblem was ever worn.
There are over 30,000 records in this collection, each record an act of gallantry by the recipient whose name and key regimental details was published in The London Gazette.