Medals to the R.F.C. and R.A.F. from the Collection Formed by the Late Squadron Leader David Haller

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Date of Auction: 25th March 2014

Sold for £230

Estimate: £180 - £220

Four: Flying Officer A. T. Morrison, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who flew numerous missions as a navigator in Beaufighters of No. 27 Squadron in the Far East, including a number of sorties against Indonesian insurgents at the War’s end

1939-45 Star; Burma Star; War Medal 1939-45; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, S. E. Asia 1945-46 (Fg. Off. A. T. Morrison, R.A.F.), good very fine (4) £180-220

Footnote

Allan Thackeray Morrison, who was born in Newcastle in May 1924, enlisted in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in July 1942 and was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in August 1944.

Subsequently posted to No. 27 Squadron in the Far East, with whom he served as a navigator in the unit’s Beaufighters, he flew operationally on ground attack missions until the War’s end, following which he participated in similar activities against Indonesian insurgents - Morrison was among two of 27’s crews sent to Kemajoran, Batavia, in November 1945 and between them they notched up a tally of 94 operational sorties before returning to Burma. He was demobilised in February 1946; sold with a file of research.