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NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary

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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 Dutton Roy GilbertSqd Ldr (later W/C)39072Hatton , Ceylon 2 March 1917BritishPilotCBE


DFC & Bar

RAFFighter Command111Sqd

145 Sqd

452 Sqd RAAF (CO)

19 Sqd (CO)

54 OTU
141 Sqd

512 Sqd

525 Sqd (CO)

Huricane19 (21 ?)Died 1988-08-14St. Lukes Churchyard, Whyteleafe, Surrey.

Battle of Britain. Born Ceylon

Destroyed 2 with 111 Sqd before joining 145 Sqd 1940-04-03. Shot down 9 more enemy aircraft over France. DFC 1940-05-31. As "A" Flight Commander during the Battle, Dutton shot down another 4 aircraft before the 8th of August, when he shot down 3 Ju 87's, adding 2 Bf 110's on the 11th and a Ju 88 on the 12th. Bar to DFC 1940-08-20. Wing Commander.

Posted to RAF Drem on 28th August 1940 as non-effective sick. To RAF Hornchurch on 16th September 1940. Returned to 145 Squadron at Tangmere 22nd December 1940 as non-operational. Immediately posted to RAF Tangmere as non-effective sick.12th April 1941 to Kirton-in-Lindsey to form and command 452 Sqd RAF, the first RAAF fighter squadron. CO 19 Squadron at Fowlmere on 15th June 1941, damaged a Me109 on the 23rd June. Staff at the Air Ministry on 16th July. Posted to 54 OTU Church Fenton on 3rd March 1942. Converting to Beauflghters, oined 141 Squadron on 17th April 1942 as a Flight Commander. Tour-expired, Dutton, attached to No. 1 ADF Croydon on 26th November 1942 and soon afterwards joined the Overseas Staff. Early May 1943 posted to HQ Middle East . 9th September took command of 4 Ferry Control at Habbaniya, Iraq. Appointed SASO 249 Wing on 1st April 1944. 12th December 1944 to HQ 46 Group as Wing Commander Ops. January 1945 CO 512 Squadron at Broadwell. March 1945 lead a glider train of over 400 tug and glider combinations with complete airborne division on the Rhine Crossing to a point between Weser and Emmerich. First to reach the area and his tug and glider combination came under heavy fire. He pressed on to the landing zone, several miles behind enemy lines. He only gave the order for the glider to be released when he was sure it would reach its objective. Awarded the DSO (gazetted 8th June 1945). CO 525 Squadron at Lyneham and Membury 15th June 1945 to 28th March 1946. He was ADC to the Queen. CBE. Moscow as a Defence and Air Attache in May 1968 and retired on 3rd December 1970 as a Group Captain, retaining the rank of Air Commodore.

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