Photo of Legatee Ian Richardson at the students Anzac commemoration ceremony on 28 April 1987. His medals include the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Distinguished Flying Medal. He appears to be holding a tray of rosemary that Legacy Widows prepare for Anzac Day services.
Was found in an envelope marked "For Melbourne Legacy. Anzac Day Parade featuring Legacy Lads.'
From TROVE: an article from June 1944 mentions him receiving his DFM for 'SKILL AND COURAGE Flying-Officer Richardson, a navigator, has completed a second operational tour. He is an exceptional navigator, whose skill and coolness in time of stress have inspired confidence among his crew.'
According to Forces War Records UK, the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) is awarded to Officers and Warrant officers for "an act or acts of valour and courage or devotion to duty performed whilst flying in active operations against the enemy". The Distinguished Flying Medal was the other ranks' equivalent to the Distinguished Flying Cross.
A record of Legatees attending the student ceremony that was held just prior to Anzac Day. Also that their medals show a history of distinguished service.
Photo of Ian Richardson at the students Anzac ceremony in 1987.
Inscriptions & markings
Handwritten on the back 'Ian Richardson, Legacy Shrine Ceremony for children 28.4.87 DFC, DFM' in black pen.