WW2-era Distinguished Service Medal

Aircraftman 1st Class Richard O’Neill DSM

AC 1 O’Neill’s DSM is unique amongst all awards to RAF Regiment Gunners, in that he was awarded a Royal Navy other-ranks decoration for gallantry at sea.

Sqn Ldr Timothy Jones, RAF Regiment

Squadron Leader Timothy Jones, Oman Distiguished Service Medal

Between 1972 – 1978 a number of RAF Regiment Officers served on secondment to the Sultan of Oman’s Armed Forces, during the Dhofar campaign against Communist rebels operating from neighbouring Yemen. Six of these Officers were recognised for their service. Sqn Ldr Jones was the only one who received the Oman Distinguished Service Medal for Gallantry.