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Staff of Aviva constituent companies decorated for their actions during the 1939-1945 war.

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Iles, D V

Head Office, London
The Northern Assurance Company Ltd

Rank Telegraphist
Medal or honour Distinguished Service Medal
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Decorated c 1945.

Imrie, Thomas Colin

Head Office, Norwich
Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society Ltd

Rank Sergeant Wireless Operator and Air Gunner
Regiment RAF, 51 Squadron
Medal or honour Distinguished Flying Medal
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Member of the Motor Claims Department. Joined the RAF in 1939. Decorated in August 1941, aged 21.

Innes, Herome Alexander (known as Sandy)

General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation Ltd

Date of Death 04 April 1940, aged 27
Rank Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment RAFVR, 214 Squadron
Medal or honour Distinguished Flying Cross
Additional information

Served for several years at Head Office before moving to Cheltenham branch and Gloucester sub-office. Joined RAF in 1937. Decorated for gallantry during air operations. Typical of his whimsical nature was the comment he made on being congratulated by his former colleagues - " I attribute my medal entirely to the training I got in the GA - if this doesn't sell a policy, don't blame me!!" Died as the result of a flying accident. Reported in the Cheltenham Office war journal as follows " Sandy Innes was a most popular figure in the office during his years with us from 1933 to 1937, and nothing we can say here can do justice to the feelings of us all when we heard that that gayest of spirits had gone."