Forgotten World War II Hero Officially Recognised
3rd August 2010
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Squadron Leader Charles Alexander Ogilvy was officiallly honoured at the Battle of Britain monument last week. He was a World War II hero who unfortunately disappeared from public records that were damaged or missing.

Ogilvy's name was added to the list of 2.936 British and Allied personnel who were awarded the Battle of Britain clasp, officially recognised his bravery. His work included flying Spitfires and Lancasters, bringing allied prisoners of war to Britain and giving food to the starving Dutch in a humanitarian operation.

The name was added after Ogilvy's daughter discovered that it was missing from the monument and enlisted the help of a researcher to verify his war records for the Battle of Britain Memorial Committee.

Squadron Leader Charles Alexander Ogilvy’s daughter Susan said: “I am grateful that my father’s name has been added and that he will be honoured along with all those other young men who fought for their country."My father became a squadron leader and although he never talked about the war it is right that his name appears on the memorial as it is something for our family to be proud of."

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