- Second World War (1939-1945)
- No. 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force
- Awarded on:
- October 22nd, 1940
"Sergeant Abbott has completed 33 successful operational flights over enemy territory since the beginning of the war, a total flying time of 207.35 hours. In spite of the severest weather and against the fiercest opposition, this pilot is consistently showing exceptional courage and determination in seeking and successfully bombing his objective. On the night of 26/27th August, 1940, Sergeant Abbott carried out a most successful attack from an altitude of 2,000 feet, his aircraft sustaining considerable damage from anti-aircraft fire. He brought his crew safely home, the latter part of the trip on one engine."
Remarks by Station Commander 27th August 1941:
"Strongly recommended. This pilot has a habit of going in low, thereby making sure of himself and lighting up the target for others.”