- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Flying Officer
- No. 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force
- Awarded on:
- July 9th, 1940
"On the night of 30/31 May, 1940, he was detailed to attack an important bridge. Although being heavily fired at, he carried out three runs at 1000 feet.
On the night 23/24 May, 1940, he was detailed to attack a cross roads. Owing to cloud he could not see the ground. He therefore waited over his target for an hour and a half for the moon to come out and enable him to carry out his task more accurately.
On the night 25/26 May, 1940, he was detailed to attack a certain cross roads. Finding the weather over his target to be too bad to enable him to distinguish his point of aim, he flew west, saw finer weather coming, so waited one and a half hours in the neighbourhood of his target in order to ensure accurate results.
He has now completed 22 operational flights. Both as a second pilot, and since he has been a Captain, he has shown a tenacity of purpose, a courage and thoroughness of planning and execution which is beyond praise. As Captain of aircraft he has not only led his crew in the air but has applied himself to their training on the ground with the same thoroughness that has characterized his work in the air."