- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Flight Sergeant
- No. 73 Squadron, Royal Air Force
- Awarded on:
- January 2nd, 1942
"This airman has been actively engaged on operational flying since June, 1940. He participated in the intensive air operations in France and, just prior to the evacuation, he was responsible: for arranging with another pilot ior the passage to England of General de Gaulle. Fit. Sgt. Ellis subsequently fought in the Battle of Britain and destroyed four enemy aircraft.
Later, he participated in intensive operations over Sidi Barrani, Tobruk, Derna and Gazala. He fought during the period of the advance and later he took part in the defence of Tobruk at a difficult period. In one raid on Tobruk, Fit. Sgt. Ellis destroyed two Junkers 87; he then landed, and, taking off in another aircraft, he fought and shot down another Junkers 87.
Fit. Sgt. Ellis carried out a large number ot hazardous sorties, machine-gunning mechanised transports and aerodromes to disorganise the enemy's forces during their advance from Benghazi.
This airman has served with distinction throughout. Unaffected by these periods of continual warfare, he has retained both his skill and zest."