- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Wing Commander
- Awarded on:
- October 29th, 1943
Wing Cdr Charles is an inspiring leader, whose great skill and tenacity have contributed materially to the successes obtained by the formations with which he has flown. In September, 1943, he led a formation of fighters which acted as escort to a bomber force detailed to attack an airfield in Northern France. During the operation, 12 enemy fighters were engaged and, in the ensuing combats, four of the hostile aircraft were shot down, one of them by Wing Cdr. Charles.
This officer has destroyed at least 15 enemy aircraft and has displayed great courage and unflagging devotion to duty."
London Gazette dated 29 October 1943 and AFRO 2457/43 dated 26 November 1943.