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 Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r

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PostSubject: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:04 pm

ALL HANDS ATTENTION!
On 1 April, 1916 the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) expanded the RFC, adding many new squadrons which included No.42 Sqn. Operations commenced immediately in Flanders and the fledgeling squadron, made up of members of several other squads, launched their first aircraft in the fight to defend France from the advancing Central Powers.

The creation of No.42 Sqn would not have gone as smoothly as it did without the expert guidance of her XO, Duff4r. Duff4r oversaw the creation of the structure of the squad, ensuring that all necessary construction was handled swiftly and efficiently. When the first pilots began arriving at No.42 Sqn hangars, they found an aerodrome fitted with all the most modern equipment. Duff4r continued to handle all the most difficult administrative tasks making sure that the needs of the squad were taken care of before they were needed.

As XO of No.42 Sqn, Duff4r has provided leadership to a new HQ, helping select the flight leaders who would take the squadron from obscurity to recognition w/in the community by Entente and Central Powers squadrons alike. Wherever need for leadership arose, Duff4r gladly stepped in to provide expert guidance. The creation of a squad award system and training for old and new pilots alike has been supervised by Duff4r. Paint schemes for squadron aircraft was also managed by Duff4r, who ensured that all the proper paperwork was submitted up the chain of command.

In essence, Duff4r has been the backbone of the No.42 Squadron from the point it was only a mention in command dispatches. Without his constant and on-going dedication to King and Country the No.42 Squadron would not exist as
it does today.

By order of George V, King of England, I am pleased to confer upon you the Victoria Cross. The British Empire is grateful for the dedication shown by the outstanding character of Duff4r.





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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:19 pm

Congrats Duff4r Salute



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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:13 pm

Salute Duff4r Salute

(waves tail in salute)
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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:18 pm

Salute, Durr4r Sirrah!


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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:24 am

~Salute~
Well deserved Duf4r !
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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:41 am

For he's a jolly good fellow, For he's a jolly good fellow...........


S!!


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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:50 am

S!

Congrats Duff4r! Well deserved!


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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:04 am

XO,

We are short cash at the bar; some squirrel is drinking faster than the rest of us. I think he is squirreling the drinks away for another day…..

Congratulations!!!
Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:37 am

S!


Congratz!!
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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:07 am

Salute Well done!

( Watch the fireworks go into the air)



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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:02 pm

Salute Duff4r!
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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:23 pm

Great post CO!

Xo Duff4r, job well done. A night of ladies and drinks in Paris is on me!
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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:16 pm

Salute Totally Awesome!


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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:44 pm

this is a super award, not exactly the correct one using the parameters of the Victoria Cross but from a squad newbie ,congratulations Duff
thank you for your time and dedication


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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:39 pm

Gentlemen Pilots of the No.42_Squadron

After a few days to let it sink in, I would like to say that I am humbled by this award. Funny how things go. I initial downloaded this SIM for some OFFLINE only and as a diversion from IL-2 1946. Little did I know that I would then invest the monies that I have or that I would run into some excellent gents, specifically but not limited too Flatspin and Rooster.

Without intention, this squadron was spawned and then I was to be honored with its XO position. We are a force to be reckoned with. We are a growing squadron and soon to be the largest in all of ROF.

It is a pleasure to be associated with the fine pilots here. I do accept this award but it has been a joint effort. In specific No.42_YOKE, the FLs and certainly the pilots of this squadron.

I will certainly continue to put forth my best effort to continue to be worthy of this award.

With deepest humility and my respect for all of you,

Duff4r



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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:00 am

Congratulations Duff4r! Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:45 am

WTG Duff4r! Salute


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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:34 pm

Hey Duff.. without you and Flatspin of course this would simply never had happend at all, the way I see it you guys deserve more than a medal on your chest but it is what we have to give. This has been a lot of fun and a great learning expeirience for us all. I appreiciate your devotion to the squad. S!
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PostSubject: Re: Award: Victoria Cross - No.42_Duff4r   Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:19 pm

Congratulations, SAH! Salute
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