Remembering the Telegraphist Air Gunners
 Telegraphist Air Gunners (TAGs) List of all Telegraphist Air Gunners (TAGs) receiving honours and awards whilst serving with front line squadrons, 1939-1945 Honour Roll for Telegraphist Air Gunners (TAGs) from front-line squadrons who were awarded honours 1939-1945, including Mention in Dispatches (MID), GCM, OBE, and CBE.  Throughout their history TAGS have been awarded 2 CGM’s, 2 OBE’s (post war), 20 MBE’s 115 DSM’s, 1 DPM, 20 BEM’s, 134 MID’s, 3 Members of Order of Australia, 2 Bronze Medals of Order of Nassau. TAGs 800 sqdns with honours A Adlam, EJ 801 MID(P) Bjorne Fjord (Killed) Armstrong, T 832 DSM 10.10.41 operations off Norway Ashton, JH 846 MID (P) 10.8.44 Minelaying off Norway (killed) Astbury, WR 853 DSM 4.5.45 Kilbotn Aston, EF 857 MID 30.4.45 Sakishima B Bacon, RC 829 MID 30.5.44 Off Norway Baldwin, CPH 824 MID 13.3.41 Port Sudan Barnes, FA 808 MID (P) 25.7.41 Killed by an enemy aircraft Barrick, LF 820 DSM 31.7.45 Sakishima Beardsley, J 800 DSM 30.10.40 Operations in the Mediterranean Beckett, RV 801 MID 30.9.40 Over Norway Beech, J 816 DSM 5.3.44 Russian convoy U-472 sunk Beeton, CF 817 MID 24.8.44 Emmahaven Bell, WA 830 MID 30.6.44 Operations off Norway Bird, IB 887 MID 4.5.45 Shot down Japanese Zeke Blenkhorn, GL 829 DSM 27.3.41 Matapan (Killed) Boddy, R 815 DSM 11.2.42 Anti-submarine operations Boosey, SL 815 DSM 30.4.41 torpedo attacks Valona; MID 30.6.41 Lone swordfish operation sinks Chevalier Paul Booth, OJ 829 DSM 27.3.41 Matapan Boylett, LF 821 MID 30.4.43 Malta operations Bray, WF (O) DSM 11.11.40 Minelaying Brown, AE 830 MID 31.3.42 Malta operations Brown, AG 812 DSM 21.12.42 Anti Submarine Operations Brown, FR 851 MID 20.8.44. U-198 sunk Bugden, WH 826 DSM 17.3.42 Night operations in Western Desert Bunce, DA 825 CGM 12.2.42 Channel Dash Butterworth, EM 819 MID 11.11.40 Operations in the Mediterranean C Carlyle, R 808 MID 20.5.41 Malta convoys Carr, AE 830 DSM 3.4 44 Tirpitz attacks operation Tungsten Carroll, E 829 DSM 3.4 44 Tirpitz attacks  operation Tungsten (POW 3.4.44 bailed out) Carter, LP 830 DSM 12.12.41 Malta Operations Cartmell, T 827 3.4 44 Tirpitz attacks operation Tungsten, MID 11.5.44 Operations off Norway Clare, LD (O) 806 DSM 10.5.40 over Bergen MID 15.5.40 Norway Clarke, TH 830 MID 12.12.41 Malta Operations Clayton, AG 803 MID 20.4.40 over Norway (Killed) Clinton, WJ 825 MID (p) 12.2.42 Channel Dash (Killed) Clitheroe, PW 810 DSM 24.9.40 Dakar Coston, F 803 DSM 28.3.41 Matapan Collings, AT 826 MID 20.3.42 Night operations Western Desert Cotterill, CJE 800 MID 10.4.40 Konigsberg Cowsill, GE 848 DSM 30.4.45 Sakishima Cox, D 819 MID 11.11.44 Coastal Command Cox, D 854 DSM 30.1.45 Palembang Cuttriss, WE 808 DSM 10.4.41 Malta Convoys Creese, WR 854 DSM 30.4.45 Sakishima Cridland, TL 831 DSM 30.6.42 Diego Suarez Cridland, TL 829 DSM 3.4 44 Tirpitz attacks operation Tungsten Crone, WJ 801 MID 30.9.40 over Norway Cunningham,HG 800 DSM 10.4.40 Konigsberg 800 MID 14.5.40 Norway D Dale, MV CPO 710 BEM 14.1.1941 HMS Albatross, rescue survivors of SS Eumaeus sunk by a U-Boat Dale, MV 825 MID 6.5.44 sinking U-765 Dawson, CF 809 DSM 10.8.42 Malta Convoys Dean, FA 824 MID 11.11.41 Mediterranean operations DeFrias, FJL 803 DSM 31.8.40 Fighter operations Dixon, G 827 MID 5.4.42 Sighted Japanese Fleet - fought off Japanese Zero aircraft -wounded Dixon, G 822 MID (P) Killed 8.11.42 La Senia Dixon, RA 826 DSM 20.1.43 night ops W Desert  DSM* 30.1.43 W Desert ops Dodwell, G 815 DSM 30.6.42 sunk U-577 15.1.42 Dooley, FP 800 MID 10.4.40 Konigsberg Douet, PRL 806 DSM 20.5.41 fighter patrols Driscoll, S 826 DSM 12.12.42 night ops W Desert Doyle, AJ 848 MID 20.7.45 ops in Pacific Dunning, H 828 DSM 20.7.45 ops in Pacific Durrant, WH 824 MID 31.48.44 Russian convoys E Easom, AG 854 DSM 30.1.45 Palembang Edmondson, WD 818 MID 4.9.40 Rhodes Ellis, AS 857 MID 30.4.45 Sakishima Ellis, JG 810 DSM 31.5.41 Ops in the Mediterranean Evans, H 820 DSM 15.8.45 Tokyo F Fabien, Ernest Percival 827 MID (p) killed 30.7.41 Kirkenes Firth, WR 829 MID 3.4 44 Tirpitz attacks op Tungsten Ford, AC 801 MID 30.9.40 over Norway Ford, PP 800 DSM 30.7.41 Kirkenes Franklin, DG 816 DSM 31.3.44 Russian convoy U-366 sunk G Gardner, JA 800 DSM 10.4.40 Konigsberg George, RE 835 MID 20.11.44 Arctic convoy Gibbs, RJW 820 MID 30.4.45 Sakishima Gill, DV 824 BEM 15.11.44 Russian convoys Godfrey, CH 857 MID 30.4.45 Sakishima Gold, HW 830 MID 12.12.41 Malta ops Gould, SH 806 MID 30.5.40 over Bergen action. Killed 11.5.41 enemy aircraft. Grainger, F 820 DSM 30.4.45 Sakishima Green, JW 822 DSM 12.12.42 North Africa ops Greenfield,JA 846 DSM 30.4.44 Russian convoy U355/U288 sunk Groves, RJK 810 DSM 31.5.42 Diego Suarez H Halhead, TW 831 DSM 3.4 44 Tirpitz attacks op Tungsten Halifax, GW 800 MID 15.5.40 over Norway Hall, M 800 MID 10.4.40 Konigsberg (+20.4.40) Hall-Law, HB 825 MID(p) Killed 19.3.44 FTR Atlantic Harper, AS 826 DSM 12.12.42 night ops W Desert Harris, DCD 824 DSM 30.10.44 Russian convoys Hart, RF 800 DSM 19.6.40 over Norway Hartwell, EF 817 DSM 21.11.42 sinking U-517 Hazeldine, FW 826 DSM 30.9.42 night ops W Desert Hearnshaw, C 806 DSM 30.9.41 air patrols Hedger, GS 828 MID 30.10.42 Malta ops Hogg, RWT 829 DSM 27.3.41 Matapan Holmes, RH 834 MID 30.4.44 Indian Ocean sighted U-boat tanker Holt, HS 849 MID 30.4.45 Sakishima Homer, CJH 826 DSM 7.7.40 Combat with enemy a/c Hopper, JA 848 DSM 30.7.45 ops in Pacific Howatson, RNS 851 MID 15.3.45 Haguro Howard, LGJ 807 DSM 8.6.41 Malta convoys Hoyte, HE 830 3.4 44 Tirpitz attacks operation Tungsten, MID 31.7.44 ops off Norway Huxley, HF 810 DSM Shadowing Bismarck 26.5.41 Killed 1.8.41 flying accident. I J James, DL 819 MID 30.3.44 Russian convoys Jary, WG 805 MID (p) Defence of Crete (kd) Johnson AG 803 DSM 30.4.40 over Norway Johnson, AL 825 DSM 24.5.41 Bismarck Johnson, AL 825 MID (p) Killed 12.2.42 MID (p) Channel Dash Jones, DSM 811 DSM 20.7.43 a/s patrols Jopling, A 806 MID 30.4.40 Bergen Jopling, A 800 DSM 31.12.41 Sicily Intrusions K Kay, IM 819 MID 30.3.44 Russian convoys Kennelly, E 826 MID 11.11.41 Night ops W Desert Kenny, J 854 MID 30.4.45 Sakishima Kimber, HC 803 MID(p) killed 9.9.40 Haugesund Kimberley, AH 827 3.4 44 Tirpitz attacks operation Tungsten, MID 30.6.44 Ops off Norway Knight, RT 831 MID 24.8.44 Emmahaven L Lambert, HJ 827 DSM 30.7.41 Kirkenes Lambert, HJ 827 MID 30.4.42 Diego Suarez Lambert, WG 820 DSM 24.1.45 (and 29.1.45) Palembang Lasson, LE 814 MID 15.5.41 rescue from Shaibah Leslie, N 826 DSM 31.3.42 Night ops w desert Lindley, JWG 832 MID 9.3.42 Tirpitz sighting Livesay, L 846 MID 30.10.44 Minelaying Arumsund. Lloyd, JT 845 MID 19.4.44 Sabang Lock, SW 830 DSM 3.4 44 Tirpitz attacks op Tungsten Lockhart, FG 848 DSM 30.4.45 Sakishima Long, LG 811 DSM 30.6.43 Anti-sub attacks Lovell, WF 832 MID 10.4.42 Ops off Norway Lowe, FRR 826 DSM 15.5.42 Night ops(killed 24.7.42 W Desert) M Mackechnie JD 826 DSM 30.10.42 Night ops W Desert Marsh, AH 824 DSM 22.8.40 Bomba bay (FTR 4.9.40) Mathews, RE 826 DSM 30.9.40 Calais McColl, RH 820 DSM 12.8.40 Ops in the Mediterranean McLean, WG 800 MID (p) 23.8.44 S of France (killed) Miles, LW 801 DSM 31.5.40 France Milson, ED 821 MID 21.6.40 Scharnhorst Monk, HA (P) 800 DSM 10.4.40 Konigsberg,DSM* 20.5.40 over Norway Montague, JT 829 DSM 27.3.41 Matapan Morris, GR 829 MID 27.3.41 Matapan Murphy, R 849 DSM 24.1.45 Palembang Murphy, TS 849 MID 20.6.45 Attacks on Japan Muskett, GA 806 DSM 20.5.40 over Bergen,MID 25.5.40 over Bergen N Nelson, A 830 DSM 30.5.41 Malta ops Norman, CF 829 DSM 27.3.41 Matapan (killed 8.5.41 FTR) O Oppenheim, HJ 812 DSM 21.12.41 U-451 sunk Orme, RN 808 MID 30.5.41 Malta convoys P Palmer, JJ 825 MID 15.3.44 U-653 sunk Parke, M 830 MID 30.10.41 ops from Malta DSM 12.12.41 ops from Malta Parker, GRI 830 MID 30.5.41 Malta ops, DSM 12.12.41 Malta ops Parker, SE 825 DSM 24.5.41 Bismarck Patchett, DM 812 MID 10.12.39 Pearce, B 820 MID 16.5.45 Sakishima, put tourniquet on observer Perry, J 819 DSM 30.3.44 U-288 Russian convoys Pert, HM 832 MID 9.3.42 Tirpitz sighting Pickles, F 830 MID 1.6.41 Malta ops Pirie, WT 857 DSM 20.5.45 Sakishima Poole, DI 836 MID 30.3.45 Convoys from Maydown Poole, NAF 827 MID 3.4 44 Tirpitz attacks op Tungsten Porter, LPE 826 MID(p) Killed 27.9.41 Bardia Q R Reason, PDL 812 BEM 20.4.41 Saving lives during convoy (?),DSM 20.1.42 Anti-sub ops Rees, M 820 DSM 29.1.45 Palembang, shot down a Zero Reid, JB 819 MID 11.11.44 Coastal Command Rendle, CSS 833 MID(p) killed 15.11.42 Avenger FTR Reynolds, GG 830 DSM 30.4.42 Ops from Malta Richardson,NE 849 DSM 30.4.45 Sakishima Rolph, RS 800 MID 13.6.40 Trondheim Rush, AS 806 MID 12.12.40 Fighter action, MID 30.4.41 Fighter Russell, GS 803 DSM 30.5.40 over Norway; MID 24.9.40 shot down Trondheim trekked 60 miles to Namsos S Sabey, AW 800 MID 21.5.41 Damaged a/c to Malta; DSM 31.12.41 Sicily intrusions Salisbury, NA 830 MID 12.5.42 Malta ops Saunders, RS 826 DSM 10.5.42 Vittorio sunk Sayer, LD 825 DSM 24.5.41 Bismarck Seymour, BM 803 DSM Do18 shot down (HMS Ark Royal) Sherlock, EJW 851 DSM 15.3.45 Haguro; MID 30.6.45 Nicobars Shirmer, FC 854 MID 31.8.44 Shot down V1 in Avenger; DSM 29.1.45 Palembang Simpson, AA 820 DSM 30.7.45 Tokyo, ditched observer killed Sims, KLJ 815 DSM 30.4.41 Torpedo attack Valona Skeats, JG 818 DSM 11,4.40 Shot up Trondheim Smeeton, F 825 MID 21.7.44 Attack U-765 Smith, LW 815 MID 30.4.41 Torpedo attacks Valona Smith, WG 825 MID (p) Killed 12.2.42 Channel Dash Smyth, V 831 MID 24.3.44 Ops in Norway Spencer, TCB 829 MID 3.4 44 Tirpitz attacks op Tungsten Spowart, O 821 DSM 30.6.42 Ops Western Desert Stacey, B 836 MID 30.6.45 Convoys Maydown Stollery, HGC 854 MID 30.10.44 Ships in English Channel; MID (p) Killed 29.1.45 Palembang Stockman, DR 805 MID(p) Enemy a/c Crete (kd) Stone, J 825 MID(p) Killed 12.3.44 U-boat attack Sturges, AJ 817 MID 9.3.42 Torpedo attack on Tirpitz Suggitt, AE 818 MID 30.6.40 enemy a/c Sutherland, K 842 DSM 12.12.44 s coast ops from Thorney Island Sweeney, DE 826 MID 30.9.40 s coast ops T Taafe, A 819 MID 30.11.40 Mediterranean ops Taafe, A 815 MID 24.8.44 Emmahaven Tapping, E 818 MID 25.6.40 over Norway Tapping, E 825 MID (p) killed 12.2.42 Channel Dash Taylor, AN 849 DSM 29.1.45 Palembang ditched HMS Whelp Taylor, SW 849 MID 30.4.45 Sakishima Theobald, AW 829 DSM 27.3.41 Matapan Thomas, A 851 MID 15.3.45 Shadowing Haguro Topliss, C 827 DSM 3.4 44 Tirpitz attacks op Tungsten Traverse, AJ 851 DSM 15.3.45 Haguro Turner, JG 849 DSM 29.7.45 attacks on Japan Tuttin, JT 836 MID 1945 Convoys Tyler, AT 821 MID 21.6.40 Scharnhorst, killed 14.8.40 Scharnhorst Tyler, KRW 846 DSM 4.5.45 Kilbotn UU VV Vines, CA 816 DSM 6.3.44 Russian convoy U-973 sunk W Ward, TL 828 DSM 29.7.45 Ops Far East Watson, P 830 DSM 31.3.42 Malta ops Wells, AG 830 MID 3.4 44 Tirpitz attacks op Tungsten Wells, GB 846 MID 30.5.44 Kola convoy; MID 29.9.44 minelaying off norway; DSM 30.10.44 Arumsund. Wheeler, HTA 825 MID (p) Killed 12.2.42 Channel Dash Whyte, J 830 MID 3.4 44 Tirpitz attacks op Tungsten Wick, JW 819 DSM 23.5.43 U-752 sunk Williams, C 825 MID 30.3.44 U-boat attacks Williams, RR 827 DSM 3.4 44 Tirpitz attacks op Tungsten Winfindale, S 820 MID 30.5.45 Sakishima Woodley, WA 848 MID 30.5.45 Sakishima Woodward, SFH 848 MID 29.7.45 Pacific ops Woolmer, TA 845 MID 19.4.44 Sabang Wotton, B 827 DSM 3.4 44 Tirpitz attacks op Tungsten XX YY ZZ Source: Telegraphist Air Gunners Association http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/rollofhonour/TAG/Honours_TAGsindex.html
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