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Dix, Alan Michael
(1922 - 2001)

Alan Michael Dix is born in Copenhagen, son of the British naval attaché and a Danish mother. He volunteers for the Royal Air Force during the Second World War and becomes an intelligence officer.

Alan Michael Dix is born on 29 June 1922 in Copenhagen. He is the son of Commander Charles Cabry Dix, DSO, the British naval attaché, and Ebba Dix. He attends Stenhus School and is enlisted in the Danish army before the war. [1]

Following the German occupation of Denmark, he manages to escape to Sweden and from here to London. [2]

In London he volunteers for the Royal Air Force with the rank of Aircraftman 2nd Class (1882399) and became an intelligence officer.

On 8 June 1944 he is commissioned as Acting Pilot Officer on probation (176065) in Administrative and Special Duties Branch, Royal Air Force. On 3 August 1944 (Gazette Date) he is regraded from Acting Pilot Officer (prob.) to Pilot Officer (prob.). On 3 February 1945 he is confirmed in appointment and promoted Flying Officer (war subst.) in Administrative and Special Duties Branch, Royal Air Force. [3]

Towards the end of the war he participates in the liberation of Belsen and experience that influences him for the rest of his life.

After the war he becomes an important figure in the motor trade in the United Kingdom. He is awarded an OBE in 1986. [4]

  1. Citadel parish record, Obituary in the Scotsman 06.11.2001, 1921 Census; London Gazette Issue 29507
  2. Obituary in the Scotsman 06.11.2001
  3. London Gazette Issue 36612, 36648 and 36953
  4. Obituary in the Scotsman 06.11.2001

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