BINGHAM-HALL, Thomas Leigh, W/C, DFC (39848, Royal Air Force) - No.156 Squadron.
Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 17 November 1944.
Born 10 September 1916 in Streathan;
home in Snaith, Yorkshire.
Educated at St.Paulís School.
Commissioned 10 May 1937;
attained rank of Squadron Leader in September 1941.
Awarded DFC, 26 May 1942 for services in No.150 Squadron.
Reverted in rank after hostilities, being granted permanent commission as Squadron Leader as of 1 September 1945.
Promoted Group Captain 1 January 1958.
Retired 29 December 1962.
Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday.
Acting Wing Commander Thomas Leigh BINGHAM-HALL,
D.F.C. (39848), R.A.F., 156 Sqn.
Wing Commander Bingham-Hall has completed many sorties against targets deep in enemy and enemy occupied territory. He has proved a skilful and courageous leader. In October, 1944, he was detailed for a daylight attack on an important oil installation in the Ruhr. Very heavy and extensive anti-aircraft was encountered and his aircraft was hit in many places. Undeterred he continued to direct the attack, which was highly successful. Later, this officer was again detailed to attack a target in North West Germany. On this occasion his aircraft was severely hit and one engine was put out of action. Nevertheless he continued with his task and successfully completed his mission. By his personal example Wing Commander Bingham-Hall has imbued his squadron with a high standard of efficiency.