DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL George VI, 550572 SGT J A PATTERSON RAF, British War Medal and Victory Medal L-1601 GNR J T THOMPSON RA and Air Ministry Aircraft Recognition book AP1764, March 1940 (4)
Provenance: (DFM) The family of the recipient and by descent to the present owner. Sold with a scan of a photograph of the recipient.
DFM: London Gazette, 31 October 1941, 550572 Sergeant John Anderson Patterson (deceased) awarded with effect from 28th December 1940. Sergeant J A Patterson of 51 Squadron, RAF died on 27 February 1941, aged 21. He enlisted in 1936 as a 'Boy Entrant-Wireless Operator'. He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Patterson and husband of Kathleen Phillips Patterson of Staveley, Derbyshire.