William McMullen

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 3rd March 2020.

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Photo of Peter Gibson Peter Gibson Conservative, Darlington

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will assist in the awarding of a posthumous medal for the bravery shown by William McMullen in 1945.

Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

I pay tribute to the bravery of Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot Officer William McMullen in ensuring that his aircraft did not crash onto a built-up area; and to all others who sacrificed themselves in similar circumstances.

However, no matter what the circumstances it is considered that those who had full access to the facts of the case contemporaneously were best placed to make judgements regarding medallic recognition.

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