A Post War Malayan D.F.C. group of six to Squadron Leader B.H.Walker, Royal Air Force,
Lot 106
A Post War Malayan D.F.C. group of six to Squadron Leader B.H.Walker, Royal Air Force,
Sold for £4,700 (US$ 7,899) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Post War Malayan D.F.C. group of six to Squadron Leader B.H.Walker, Royal Air Force,
Distinguished Flying Cross, E.II.R., dated 1955; 1939-1945 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; General Service Medal 1918-62, one Malaya (Flt. Lt. B.H.Walker. R.A.F.). Generally very fine. (5)


  • D.F.C. London Gazette 11.10.1955.

    In recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Malaya.

    Squadron Leader Brian Hibbs Walker was born on 4.12.1921; Commissioned 27.2.1943; Flying Officer 27.8.1942, General Duties Branch; Flight Lieutenant 27.2.1945, General Duties Branch; Squadron Leader 1.10.1954, General Duties Branch, (General Duties Officer & Master Pilot); Retired from General Duties on 1.10.1973.

    The lot comes with a quantity of copied research relating to Walker including details of his service with 230 Operational Conversion Unit from October 1953 to December 1953, where he flies Lincoln II, he is noted as being posted to 148 Squadron at the end of his course. The research then covers his operational service with 148 Squadron.

    He starts his time with 148 Squadron at RAF Upwood as Deputy Flight Commander as of January 1954, he moves out to Tengah in Singapore in April 1954, having left on the 1st and arriving on the 6th. He serves as Deputy Commanding Officer and his first Operation takes place on the 15th (Strike-Firedog 467 Kluang). Throughout May and June he is involved with a number of Ops. In July 1954 in addition to Operation Bold he was involved with Operation Termite which was a largescale Operation which involved dropping 1000lb bombs on a target and then parachute troops would be dropped in to clear up any remaining resistance. He returns to the UK later that year still serving with 148 Squadron. He is promoted to Squadron Leader and is appointed to Squadron Commander and remains at Upwood whilst a part of the Squadron heads off to Singapore for Operation "Bold II". On the 28th Novemeber he leaves Upwood for Tengah to take over command of the detachment. In December he arrives at Tengah and on the 8th takes over from Squadron Leader Dunmore. During December the Squadron carry out 23 strikes. During the first week of January 1955 of "Bold" they carried out 20 strikes in the Temerloh, Triang, Taiping and Kampong Punggai areas. During the first three months 120 strikes took place where 120,000 tons of bombs were dropped and nearly 50,000 rounds of 0.5" were fired. Over that period Walker took part in 25 different missions.

    A total of 11 D.F.C.'s to the RAF for Malaya.
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