- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Acting Flight Lieutenant
- No. 112 Squadron, Royal Air Force
- Awarded on:
- July 28th, 1942
"In June, 1942, when it became necessary to retire from a landing ground, Flight Lieutenant Garton displayed considerable skill and initiative in salvaging a bomber which had been stripped of much of its equipment. Without having flown this type of aircraft previously he successfully flew the bomber, with two passengers, to another aerodrome where he made a safe landing. Flight Lieutenant Garton has participated in many operational sorties in which he has destroyed at least 4 hostile aircraft."