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Wing Commander Clive S. G. Stanbury
archive material contributed by Sally-Anne Barrett (daughter)
Clive Stanbury (left), Sq. Ldr. Tommy Tucker (right)
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During a distinguished RAF career, Wing Commander Clive Stanbury served with 70 Squadron in the Western Desert.
In the course of 1942, as Flight Lieutenant and subsequently Squadron Leader Stanbury, he was awarded both the D.F.C and D.S.O:
In his capacity as flight commander, he has displayed outstanding leadership and quick decision in emergency. His energy and will to win during the period of our withdrawal in the Western Desert, inspired all with whom he came into contact. Squadron Leader Stanbury is always first to volunteer for hazardous tasks. On one occasion an aircraft had crash-landed in the desert, too far from here to be salved. The whole undersurface of the fuselage was ripped away, but Sq. Ldr. Stanbury flew it to base for rebuilding.
Citation notice for the D.S.O. (awarded 4.12.42) from The Times