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Forbes in the Military

20th and 21st Centuries

Athol Stanhope Forbes

Athol Stanhope Forbes

British Royal Air Forces

Flight Commander

Group Captain

Years of Service:

1935 - 1948

Forbes commanded the 66 Squadron. He was awarded the DFC in 1940 and the VM in 1940 for his services with 303 Squadron. He authored the book "Ten Fighter Boys" about his experiences as a pilot. He was awarded the OBE in 1944. His portrait is included in the Battl of Britain London Monument.

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