- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Flying Officer
- No. 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force
- Awarded on:
- August 8th, 1944
"This officer has completed 32 operational sorties as captain of Lancaster aircraft, taking part in operations which included attacks on such heavily defended German targets as Brunswick, Kiel, Stettin, Duisburg and Konigsburg (twice) and in precision attacks on French targets by day and night. On one occasion his aircraft was attacked and damaged by an enemy fighter which was driven away by accurate machine gun fire and the damaged aircraft skilfully flown back to Base.
In spite of the heaviest opposition, Flight Lieutenant Arnold has at all times pressed home his attacks and shown a very high standard of courage and devotion to duty.
For the skill and thoroughness with which he has carried out any duty allocated to him and for his courage and devotion to duty I strongly recommend that he be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.