Lt-Cdr J D Tooms, RNVR - MBE?

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  1. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi everyone

    Here is a recommendation for the award of MBE for Lt-Cdr John Douglas Tooms, RNVR.

    It was made by Sqn Ldr L Symonds, OC 2902 Field Sqn, RAF Regiment at the end of 1944.

    Found in 2902 Field Squadron - RAF Regiment ORB - Dec 44 to Jan 45 (AIR 29-129)



    Can anyone find if he actually got one as I am not having any luck on London Gazette?

    I believe he got a MID in 1944 but this was before he went to Greece.

    Thanks as ever

    Last edited: Oct 24, 2023
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  2. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    To my knowledge Gus, he doesnt appear to have been awared anything other than the MiD in the 1944 Birthday Honours. Temp/Act Lt/Cdr RNVR assigned to HMS MOSQUITO - Royal Navy coastal forces base at Alexandria, Egypt. Photo below as 4th Mate - Merchant Navy.

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  3. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

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  4. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    And for completeness Gus, here's the listing of his MID as you highlighted in your first post above, from Admiralty Fleet Orders, 20th June 1944.

    Kind regards, always,





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