Whiting with medals Updated:
11 JAN 2021
Photo from David Whiting.
Pilot Officer Jack
Maxwell Whiting was the
of Lancaster LL950
crashed near Vesterlund in
on 22 May 1944.
He was awarded 3 British
with BC clasp *
Air Crew Europe
(BC clasp = The
Bomber Command Clasp issued in 2013) (See also
World War 2 Medals)
here worn by his son David Whiting
seen at East Kirkby where
his father flew from
in front of
"Just Jane" used for the
Lancaster Taxy Ride Experience.
It is hoped to have it flying one day. Right now only two
Lancasters are airworthy
and they flew in formation, see the bottom of the page
See also Three
Lancasters at East Kirkby - YouTube 2 min.
The medals were mounted on his blazer by a specialist medal company.
Then this is the correct order!
David Whiting just added:
"I wear my father’s
medals on the right side of my blazer as they are not medals
that I earned, but were those of a close relative (my father). He would
them on the left side if he had survived. As you say, the order in which
medals were mounted, is correct, and looking at the original notice that
with them when they were sent to my mother, the order is also shown there
and confirms that are displayed correctly."