- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Acting Captain
- BAAG, Military Intelligence Section 9 (MI9), Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI), Imperial General Staff, War Office, British Government
- Awarded on:
- March 18th, 1946
"In recognition of the most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner."
"Captain Ford was interrogated, tortured, starved, and finally met his death with Colonel Newnham. Throughout his terrible ordeal, the behaviour of Captain Ford was superb. He refused to implicate any others. He maintained his spirits and those of his fellow prisoners until the end. His self-control, superb heroism, and self-sacrifice in face of the most brutal torture cannot have been surpassed."
British Army Aid Group