A Second World War D.F.C. group of nine to  Flight Lieutenant R.G.Hampson, Uganda Constabulary late Royal Air Force,
Lot 35
A Second World War D.F.C. group of nine to Flight Lieutenant R.G.Hampson, Uganda Constabulary late Royal Air Force,
Sold for £2,820 (US$ 4,739) inc. premium
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A Second World War D.F.C. group of nine to Flight Lieutenant R.G.Hampson, Uganda Constabulary late Royal Air Force,
Distinguished Flying Cross, G.VI.R., dated 1945; 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star with rosette; Italy Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; Colonial Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, E.II.R. engraved (MA/6 R.G.Hampson, Uganda.); Uganda Independence Medal 1962. Very fine. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • D.F.C. London Gazette 24.7.1945.

    This young officer has completed one tour during the North African and Italian Campaigns. On arrival in this Wing he immediately showed his worth as a leader and has led his Flight, his Squadron and the Wing on practically every sortie. With his Navigator, he forms a perfect team and will always be followed by all crews without question. His high spirits and eagerness to get at the enemy are infectious. Against the many heavily defended targets attacked during recent months, Flying Officer Hampson has shown the best qualities of leadership. No amount of opposition deters him. His example of determination, courage and inspired leadership in action deserve the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

    The lot includes his original Log Book, correspondence relating to his role and promotion within the Special Constabulary, 3 photograph albums covering his first call up to training in Southern Rhodesia, action in the Western Desert, posting to France the albums with much detail and notes. Pilot's Notes (3 later issues); Pilot's Wings; Escape Maps (2); and minor ephemera and insignia, and a contol column from a Mitchell B25.

    Flight Lieutenant Hampson began flight training in June 1941. He starts flying Blenheim's in June 1942, then transferring to Baltimore's in September 1942. From March 1943 through until until October he is involved in a huge amount of Sorties attacking troops, tanks and artillery among other objectives. He is then posted to the UK for a rest and commences flying again in February 1944 and begins an Oboe course. He then transfers to Mitchell's and begins a second tour with 226 Squadron to France. He carries out attacks on various marshalling yards, gun positions and barracks, with his final sortie on the 1st May 1945. He later carries out a Mosquito conversion course, and was discharged from the RAF on 7.11.1946.
    He served as an Agricultural Officer in Ankole, Uganda, and became a Special Constable in the Masaka District on 5.11.1954, he was promoted to Assistant Commandant on 23.8.1962.
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