Gilbert, Leslie Reginald Clark

Service number:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


Leslie Gilbert also was awarded the General Service Medal 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya, G.VI.R. (Sqn. Ldr.,R.A.F.)

December 31st, 1941: Pilot Officer (probation/emergency)
May 16th, 1946: Appointment to commission as Flight Lieutenant
August 1st, 1947: Squadron Leader
December 20th, 1948: Appointment as Squadron Leader (permanent) and transfer to the Secretarial Branche 12 april 1949)54
September 13th, 1962: Resignation at his own request

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Flight Sergeant
No. 106 Squadron, Royal Air Fore
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1942
"Flight Sergeant Gilbert who has been engaged in active operations since the commencement of hostilities was posted to this unit from No. 233 Squadron, Coastal Command, with whom he had completed over 90 operational sorties, many of them under fire from the enemy�s defences. In addition, he has had several engagements with enemy fighters and, in his last operational sortie with N. 233 Squadron on 29th October 1940, was wounded during a battle with 5 Me. 109s. Before his recovery, he was posted to this squadron and has completed six successful operational sorties during which he has engaged enemy night fighters. This N.C.O. has displayed an extraordinary keen sense of duty in every activity he undertakes. He has proved invaluable in assisting in the training of Air Gunners. In addition, he was detailed to be N.C.O. in charge of Dinsdale Hall in which establishment over 100 aircrew are billeted.
He discharged this duty with great keenness and discretion, the work involved being hard and calling for unusual diplomacy. Flight Sergeant Gilbert has inspired confidence both in his superiors and in those who came under him and by his devotion to duty and gallantry in operations against the enemy. It is recommended that he be awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal.�
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Second World War (1939-1945)
With clasp "AIR CREW EUROPE".
Atlantic Star


  • - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35439 published on the 27 January 1942
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37708 published on the 30 August 1946
    - Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 38035 published on the 1 August 1947
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 38622 published on the 31 May 1949
    - Third Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 42808 published on the 12 October 1962
    - Chelsea Military Antiques