Coastal Command and Maritime Air Asociation.
Squadron Leader Bulloch DSO*, DFC*
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Members of Coastal Command and Maritime Air Association in conjunction with their US Navy colleagues gathered at the RAF Club in London on Saturday 25th April 2015 to honour the late Squadron Leader Terrence Bulloch DSO and bar and DFC and bar.

Squadron Leader Bulloch remains ‘the most decorated anti-U-boat ace in Royal Air Force Coastal Command. He accounted for 4 U-boats destroyed, 3 damaged and many others attacked. This tally made him the highest scoring anti-submarine pilot during the Battle of the Atlantic.

In October 1940 he was awarded the DFC at the end of his tour on 206 Sqn for success in bombing Axis shipping. He then joined 120 Sqn in 1941 flying the B24 Liberator and was awarded a bar to his DFC for sinking U-597 on 12th October 1942. On 8th December 1942 he undertook a long range mission in support of Convoy HX217 (Halifax, NS to Liverpool).

On 1st December 1942 he was awarded the DSO for sinking U-132 and just 9 days later on 10th December 1942 a Bar to his DSO (announced 10th January 1943) for sinking U-254.

He finished the war with 4,568 operational flying hours to his credit and went on to fly commercially with BOAC/BA during which time he crossed the Atlantic Ocean 1113 times; at one point he held the record for the fastest trans-Atlantic flight’.

The late Squadron Leader Terrence Bulloch DSO and Bar, DFC and Bar, was nominated and has been successfully ‘inducted’ into the United States Navy Hall of Honour. Very sadly Terry died prior to the announcement of the honour, so was unable to receive it in person.

A team from the United States Navy travelled to the UK in a Boeing P8 (the aircraft was captained by an RAF Pilot, Squadron Leader Andy Bull who was responsible for nominating Squadron Leader Bulloch).

The presentation was made to Squadron Leader Bulloch’s widow, Linda who was accompanied by close members of the family.

Those present included Air Vice Marshal Andrew Roberts CB, CBE, AFC, FRAeS, RAF (Rtd),  Vice President of Coastal Command and Maritime Air Association and the Association’s Chairman Squadron Leader John Cairns FRIN, RAF Rtd and representing Air Command was Air Commodore Richard Hill RAF.

Peter Hill
Publicity Member, CCMAA                                                                      26th April 2015
Images from the USN Ceremony.
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Sqn Ldr Andy Bull, Mrs Linda Bulloch. Sqn Ldr Andy Bull, Mrs Linda Bulloch, Air Cdre Richard Hill ( RAF Air Command.)
Air Cdre Richard Hill, Sqn Ldr Andy Bull, Mrs Linda Bulloch, Lt Cdr Ron Rumfelt US Navy (P8 Crew)  AVM Andrew Roberts (Vice President). Mr and Mrs Kevin Martin (Sister and Brother in Law of Linda Bulloch)Sqn Ldr Andy Bull, Mrs Linda Bulloch, Mr and Mrs Mercier and Lilly.
P8 Crew. All US Navy, Left to right :  Lt Cdr Joe Snyder, Lt Cdr Ron Rumfelt, Lt Kyle Sanders, Lt Cdr Andy Weymouth, Cdr Dave Lesser, Mrs Linda Bulloch, Lt John Bartis, Lt Jeff Eller. Bob Hall, Mike Peaker, Mike Butler, Mrs Linda Bulloch, Ray Curtis, John Cairns (Chairman), AVM Andrew Roberts (Vice President).
Air Cdre Richard Hill (RAF Air Command)  Bob Hall, Sqn Ldr Andy Bull, Mrs Linda Bulloch, Flt Lt Ian Tuff (Exchange Officer with US Navy at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Florida) Sqn Ldr Mark Faulds (Exchange Officer with US Navy at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Florida) AVM Andrew Roberts (Vice President.) Mrs Linda Bulloch, and AVM Andrew Roberts (Vice President). The Award Tablet.
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