Distinguished Flying Cross
Supplement to the London Gazette, 16 February 1943
Flying Officer Nevil Everard REEVES (110797), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 89 Squadron
Since his arrival in Malta this officer has destroyed 5 enemy aircraft during darkness, and another in daylight, bringing his total victories to 7 aircraft destroyed. Throughout his operational career Flying Officer Reeves has displayed great skill, courage and devotion to duty.
Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross
Supplement to the London Gazette, 14 May 1943
Flying Officer Nevil Everard REEVES, D.F.C. (110797), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 89 Squadron.
This officer is a most skilful and courageous pilot. In operations in the Middle East he has displayed exceptional keenness and great powers of endurance. Flying Officer Reeves has destroyed 9 enemy aircraft at night.
Warrant Officer Arthur Alexander O/LEARY, D.F.C., D.F.M. (630959), No. 89 Squadron.
Warrant Officer O'Leary is an observer of exceptional merit. He has invariably displayed great courage and keenness and has taken part in the destruction of 14 enemy aircraft at night.
Distinguished Service Order
Tuesday, 24 October 1944. Fourth Supplement to the London Gazette of Friday October 20th
Acting Squadron Leader Nevil Everard REEVES, D.F.C. (110797), R.A.F.V.R., 239 Sqn.
Within a short period Squadron Leader Reeves has shot down four enemy aircraft at night; 2 of them fell to his guns over Germany. This officer's brilliant work has been an outstanding example to the flight he commands and has been a great factor in raising the fighting qualities of the formation to a high standard.
Victories Include :
14 / 0 / 2
For further details on his claims see Aces High 2nd Ed.
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Andrew Long for the photo from his personal collection (Please do not copy)
And cousin Anthony for the corrections.
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