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Airforce Cross Group

Airforce Cross, WW2 Defence and War Medal, Warrant Officer and Flight Engineer Edward Willoughby Warren, Experimental Section, Royal Aircraft Estasblishment. Specially selected for the 18,000 mile Flight to India.

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Origin: United Kingdom
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Airforce Cross, dated 1944, WW2 1939-45 Star, Defence and War Medal, Flying Officer, Engineer Edward Willoughby Warren, Experimental Section, Royal Aircraft Establishment.


A.F.C. in fitted case of issue, with his original ‘E’ Flight Engineer Wings and RAF Cap Badge.
Original named AFC issue slip, and WW2 medal award slip, numerous original photos.


His flying log books and further photographs were donated to the RAF Museum, Hendon and are in their collection.


Warrant Officer Edward Willoughby Warren (58277), Experimental Section, Royal Aircraft Establishment.
Total Flying hours: 800, 684 of which were Test Flying, with 207 Hours in the last six months before award.


“This Warrant Officer has been employed as a Flight Engineer at the Establishment since 1941. During this period his abilities and efficiency have been most outstanding. He was specially selected for the long range navigational trip to India in Wellington B.K.546. Recently he was detailed as flight engineer to Squadron leader Hood on his flight to India – 18,000 Miles were flown in 117.5 hours. His abilities were tested to the utmost, often under bad conditions, but his efficiency was such that only minor engine trouble was experienced. His pilot expressed the highest praise for his work and devotion to duty throughout the flight.”


London Gazette 19th September 1944, lists him as appointed to a commission as of 18th July 1944 as Pilot Officer on probation (Emergency) with the General Duties Branch.