Artillery officer Ted Maslen-Jones was one of only two AOP pilots to be awarded the MC and the DFC during the Second World War. He flew with No. 656 (AOP) Squadron during the Burma campaign arriving in the Arakan in early 1944. He supported operations by the 14th Army as it crossed the Chindwin and headed towards Rangoon flying many sorties ranging the guns of the 20th and 25th Indian Divisions. The citation for his DFC mentioned his ‘unfailing courage’ and the one for his MC awarded nine months later referred to his ‘continuous gallantry and devotion to duty’. In addition, he was twice mentioned-in-despatches.
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