- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Flying Officer
- No. 266 (Rhodesia) Squadron, Royal Air Force
- Awarded on:
- March 28th, 1944
"This officer has completed a large number of sorties and throughout has displayed, exceptional keenness and devotion to duty. His fine fighting qualities have always been apparent and on several occasions he has flown safely to base after his aircraft has been badly damaged in air fighting. On one occasion, Flying Officer Lucas was compelled to abandon his damaged aircraft whilst over the sea. Within a few days of being rescued he resumed flying operations. In recent sorties over Northern France Flying Officer Lucas has flown with great distinction and shared in the destruction of 2 enemy aircraft."