Hopkins, Sidney Charles

Service number:
520203
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leading Aircraftman
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1941
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Warrant Officer
Unit:
No. 214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1945
Action:
Recommendation (put forward by the Officer Commanding 214 Squadron 100 Group on the 19th May 1945):
“W/O Hopkins has now completed 209 operations totalling 1855 hours. His first two tours were carried out with Coastal Command and the third with 214 (F.M.S.) Squadron on Bomber Command support duties, of this tour every sortie was against targets in the heart of Germany and his keenness and operational efficiency were of the utmost value to other members of his crew, without doubt contributing to the success of their tour”.

The Station Commander remarks: “This Air Gunner has a long and successful operational history which deserves every credit and praise. Efficient and determined under all conditions, this Warrant Officer has set a fine personal example of the highest order. His devotion has proved an inspiration to all ranks. Strongly recommended”.

Remarks of the Air Officer Commanding: “In recognition of the fine flying record of this Warrant Officer, I recommend he be awarded the CGM.”
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With "FRANCE AND GERMANY" clasp.
Atlantic Star

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