- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Acting Flight Lieutenant
- 416 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force (416 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force)
- Awarded on:
- September 11th, 1942
"This officer has completed sorties over enemy territory and has destroyed at least four enemy aircraft. On one occasion, although wounded in the leg, Flight Lieutenant Archer flew his badly damaged aircraft back to the base where he executed a skilful landing. He is a most efficient leader."