Edward John BALLINGER (1913-

 

Name:

BALLINGER, Edward John

Nationality:

Canadian

Regiment/Service:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Rank:

Sergeant

Service No.:

R/78308

Date of Birth:

May 18, 1913

BALLINGER, Sergeant Edward John (R78308) - Mention in Despatches - No.406 Air Stores Park (AFRO gives unit only as "Overseas") - Award effective 1 January 1946 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 155/46 dated 15 February 1946. Born 18 May 1913 in Hereford, England. Home in Toronto, enlisted there 18 October 1940; certificate sent there 22 September 1948. A baker before the war, he enlisted as a cook, serving at No.8 SFTS, Moncton (15 January 1941 to 8 May 1942), promoted Corporal, 3 June 1942; to No.2 OTU, Pennfield Ridge (25 June to 25 July 1942), No.1 OTU, Bagotville (26 July to 1 September 1942) and then posted overseas, arriving in Britain on 9 October 1942. Posted to No.425 Squadron, 26 October 1942. Posted to Station Dunsfold, 12 January 1943; attended RAF School of Cookery, 27 January 1943; to No 129 Airfield, 10 July 1943 (reclassified as Chef, 1 July 1943); to France, 25 June 1944; to No.406 Air Stores Park, 28 July 1944; embarked from Ostend, 20 December 1945 for UK; repatriated to Canada, 15 February 1946; released 5 March 1946.

SOURCE: Air Force Association of Canada website.

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