To honour those who served their country

“In this their finest hour”



Squadron Leader

(Sergeant During WWII)

Thomas John Darvell

Mentioned in Dispatches in 1943

British Empire Medal


Royal Air Force

355 Squadron



Date of birth 15th October 1922



Apprentice at RAF Halton from January 1938 - 1940.

Thomas was a ground-crew chief on Liberator bombers, at the young age of 22 years.

Served in India and Burma 1943 - 1946.

Mentioned in dispatches 1st January 1943

BEM was awarded 8th June 1950

Commissioned in 1950.

 He was career RAF and retired as a Squadron Leader in 1961.



  23rd February 1990



Thomas’s daughter - Patricia de Tisi


London Gazette

Appointed Sergeant 19th January 1950

(London Gazette 38861 published 14th March 1950, Page 2 of 6)

British Empire Medal

(London Gazette 38929 published 20th June 1950, Page 27 of 34)


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