the Distinguished Flying Cross,
in 1945 at the very end of the war
for his service during the war.
And the citation refers to his courage
and his commitment and dedication under fire.
He completed a full tour
over Germany and other parts of Europe.
His squadron was the joint third,
for heaviest losses in bomber command.
Within the first four weeks
of my Uncle's joining the squadron,
so he was number 102 Salon Squadron,
they lost eight aircraft.
In just four weeks.
And of course his tour ran for several months.
And so he was exposed to danger
and he withstood that and never backed down.
And I believe that is the main reason
for him being decorated.