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29th May 2015, 14:07
'Six Medals' - new pub for Middlesbrough, Marstons currently building a new pub near the Riverside Stadium Middlesbrough

Aviation Content - 'Six Medals' was apparently one of the wartime nicknames applied to Middlesbrough born WWII PR Ace W/Cdr Adrian Warburton DSO*, DFC***

The Six Medals family pub at Middlehaven to create 50 jobs - Gazette Live (http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/six-medals-family-pub-middlehaven-9353371?ref=BreakingNewsTeesside&utm_medium=facebook)

PZU - Out of Africa (Retired)

victor tango
29th May 2015, 18:34
My local is a Marstons pub....very well run.
Its good to see them do this.
My local supports me in war memorials recognition by putting up framed pictures.:ok:

30th May 2015, 13:00
A 7th Boro medal of significance, was the only VC won on D-Day.

Stan Holliss of the Green Howards


1st Jun 2015, 14:53
I rather thought that Warburton had a pair of DSOs and three DFCs.

His remains were eventually located in 2002 and he now lies in Durnbach CWGC cemetery.

Old Duffer

1st Jun 2015, 15:42
O-D -not often I can get one over on you!! :ok:

You and the OP are both correct in a way.

Warburton was also awarded a USA DFC, so he had 2 x DSOs, 3 x UK DFCs and 1 x DFC from the cousins.

Total 6!! ;)

[Edited to add:]

Details of his service and the awards are here. (http://en.ww2awards.com/person/43644)

And he was killed 4 weeks after his 26th birthday!!

1st Jun 2015, 16:05
Stan Hollis used to run a pub - 'The Green Howard's ' (of course), in North Ormesby, Middlesbrough which was probably about half a mile from the 'Six Medals'


They are shortly to erect a Statue to Stan Hollis VC adjacent to the War Memorial in Middlesbrough

PZU - Out of Africa (Retired)

2nd Jun 2015, 16:10

Thank you for putting me right - I am suitably humbled!!!!


India Four Two
2nd Jun 2015, 17:46
Details of his service and the awards are here. (http://en.ww2awards.com/person/43644)

What are the reasons for awarding a DFC versus a DSO? The citations seem very similar in scope.

3rd Jun 2015, 15:01
Off the top of my head I42, a DSO normally requires some element of command or leadership to be exceptional, above and beyond etc etc, and is a "wartime only" award.

It was also (the DSO) considered at one time as a "just missed a VC" award, but since 1993, that role has been taken by the CGC (Conspiculous Gallantry Cross).

Up 'til that point the DSO was an "officers only" award; since then, in theory at least, it can be awarded to all ranks, but no non-commissioned awards have yet been made.