- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Pilot Officer
- No. 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron, Royal Air Force
- Awarded on:
- September 10th, 1943
"On 17th August, 1943, this officer piloted an aircraft which attacked Peenemunde. Soon after leaving the target area, the bomber was attacked by an enemy fighter. The rear turret and the inter communication and call light systems were rendered useless, but, in spite of this the attacker was beaten off. Some ten minutes later, the
bomber was engaged by another fighter. Mucho damage was sustained but, by skilful tactics, Pilot Officer Aldridge finally evaded the enemy aircraft. By superb airmanship, he then succeeded in flying the badly crippled bomber to base.
This officer has completed many sorties and his work throughout has been of a high standard."