Johnny Meagher had a distinguished war record as a bomber pilot flying Wellingtons and Lancasters. He completed fifty operations and was twice awarded the DFC and also received an immediate DFM for his part in the daylight low-level attack against the Schneider factory at Le Creusot. After the war he joined BOAC and had an equally distinguished career, which included captaining some Royal Flights, for which he was appointed CVO, introducing the Bristol Britannia into service and finally managing the VC 10 fleet. He died aged 97 on September 21.
The photograph shows him at Buckingham Palace with his family after receiving the DFC and DFM.
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