DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS: TED MASLEN JONES
Audacious low-level flying in Burma was just one element that contributed to Ted Maslen-Jones receiving the DFC, as Graham Pitchfork explains
Ted Maslen-Jones was one of just two Air Observation Post (AOP) pilots to be awarded both a Military Cross and a Distinguished Flying Cross during World War Two.
After visiting Germany and Austria in early 1938, where he witnessed the aftermath of the Anschluss (Hitler’s annexation of the latter country), he joined 119 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery (RA) as a reservist. On the outbreak of war, he was called up, commissioned and posted to Northern Ireland.