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Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Squadron Leader (now Acting Wing Commander) C. A. WRIGHT

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) The Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty.

Flight Lieutenant T. P. HANSFORD 


Flight Lieutenant Hansford demonstrated exceptional leadership, judgment, and bravery during his first mission as a lead pilot. The complexity of this simultaneous strike required him to precisely enter varying cockpit switch selections, controlling sensors and weapons. A single error could have resulted in a failure of the mission and a direct threat to friendly forces on the ground

Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)

Wing Commander C. J. HOYLE 

Squadron Leader E. A. SELLERS 

Flight Lieutenant A. EVESON 

Acting Flight Lieutenant (now Flight Lieutenant) L. MCDONALD 

Flight Sergeant B. D. CROSSLEY MBE


Joint Commander’s Commendation

Squadron Leader G. A. TURNBULL

Flight Sergeant D. S. MOORE

Senior Aircraftman R. A. E. GOULDING

Squadron Leader R. SOUTH

Senior Aircraftman R. E. F. STANBRIDGE

Flight Lieutenant V. L. WEAVER


Joint Commander’s Team Commendation

1 Air Mobility Wing – Air Movements

Puma Force – Aviation Operations, Support Helicopter Task Force



United States Legion of Merit (Degree of Officer)

Air Commodore A. P. T. SMITH


The United States Bronze Star Medal

Wing Commander D. L. WATTS

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