- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Warrant Officer
- No. 617 Squadron, Royal Air Force
- Awarded on:
- October 18th, 1945
"Warrant Officer Gosling has operated continuously since December 1943. He volunteered for two consecutive tours of duty and also to continue on operations after these tours had been completed. His record of attacks is outstanding. It has included missions against many of the most heavily defended targets in Germany. These attacks called for a high standard of navigation, which Warrant Officer Gosling has never failed to display. During the three attacks on the German battleship Tirpitz, in which he took part, he demonstrated his skill despite the long and arduous flights which were involved. The flight to the Russian base, from which the first attack was delivered, took place in appalling weather and, though his navigational aids were almost all unserviceable, he succeeded in directing his captain safely to base. Warrant Officer Gosling's coolness and methodical and accurate work in the face of severe opposition have frequently enabled his captain to complete his sortie successfully."