102 (Ceylon) Squadron

Tentate et perficite (Attempt and Achieve)

Squadron Leader Albert Edward (Ted) Millson D.S.O. D.F.C. and Bar

Ted Millson stayed with prety much the same crew for over 20 operations!

Please see Frank Hoskins Page for more details.

According to Chris Goss's book on page 106, they were one of the most successful crews of 102 squadron. Great Photo on the page.

Sqn Ldr Albert Edward (Ted) Millson - Pilot - DFC (27/12/43 )
P/O P. Topham - Nav - DFC (27/12/43 )
F/O Frank A.P. Hoskins - WOp - DFC (27/12/43 )
Sgt. T.W. Doherty - F/E
F/O J.J. Hanrahan - BA - DFC (14/09/44)
P/O H.L. Mackay - AG - DFC (27/12/43 )
F/L I.J. Hartley - AG - DFC (27/12/43 )

Some times the bomb aimer was J Ashbrook, he was awarded a DFC 11/02/44


Millson, Albert Edward Wing Commander RAF (retd.) D.S.O. D.F.C. and Bar.

Passed away at Hastings, East Sussex, 30th January 2009 aged 87.

Pre deceased by his Wife Dorothy Jean on 7th January 2009 aged 87.

Will be greatly missed by their four Children, ten Grandchildren and eleven Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral at Hastings Crematorium 11.45am, 18th February 2009.

The London Gazette Of Tuesday, the 16th of May, 1944

Acting Squadron Leader Albert Edward MILLSON, D.F.C. (63420), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 102 'Squadron.

Since being awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Flying Cross this officer has completed numerous successful sorties and has set the highest example of skill, courage and devotion to duty. He is an inspiring leader whose iron determination in the face of the heaviest opposition has won great praise. Squadron Leader Millson has completed
two tours.


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