- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Acting Wing Commander
- Awarded on:
- January 1st, 1940
"During December, 1939, in spite of adverse weather and strong enemy opposition by anti-aircraft guns and enemy fighters, this officer led his squadron of 12 aircraft, and parried out a successful reconnaissance over strong naval enemy forces. The determination with which he pressed home this reconnaissance enabled him to bring back information of vital importance. In the course of this operation his formation . accounted for no less than 5 enemy aircraft.
By his personal example and thoroughness, he has been largely instrumental in maintaining his unit's high standard of efficiency."