- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Flying Officer
- Awarded on:
- October 22nd, 1940
"This officer has carried out a total of 32 operational flights against the enemy during which he has completed 187 hours flying as a First Pilot.
Throughout these operations Flying Officer Burnett has shown outstanding ability, determination and devotion to duty, and has always pressed home his attacks in spite of enemy opposition.
He has carried out numerous operations and bombing attacks, both from low and high level, and in spite of his aircraft being hit on many occasions all his attacks have been notable for their thoroughness, coolness and complete disregard for personal safety.
This officer is always an enthusiastic volunteer for any task that is offered to him, and he has at all times set an excellent example to other pilots in his squadron."