07 April 2010

Flying Officer Bruce Quist

These medals are being returned to the family of 286453 Flying Officer Bruce Quist who served in the RAAF during WWII. The medals came to me un-named and there is a very good explanation for this. After the war it took some years before medals were produced and issued. Each service was responsible for issuing to there own people. In an effort to not delay the process to long the RAAF issued medals un-named and asked that the medals be returned at a later date for engraving. Many veteran, having already waited so long chose not to return the medals or there was confusion as to who had received their medals.
FLG OFF Quist received his medals in late 1953 from the Department of Air. The photo shows the blank medals sent to me and and the scan shows his full entitlement.
The returned medal tally is now 617.

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