- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Acting Lieutenant-Commander
- H.M.S. Fencer (D64), Royal Navy
- Awarded on:
- July 18th, 1944
"As Air Staff Officer he was unfailing in his devotion to duty during the operations involved in the passage of a recent North Russian convoy and it's attack by a U'Boat pack. At one time for 72 hours he was continually briefing the crews of aircraft and controlling the operations of those aircraft, when airborne, from the Operations Air Room, during which time he had no sleep or rest. Owing to the position of the bridge and it's poor communication I had to rely on him completely , giving him only the broadest outline upon which to base his decisions. At no time had I any worry as to the aircraft being used but to their best ability. He is of outstanding ability for one of his age and seniority.'"