156 Squadron Log
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  5/01/1943  Squadron Leader The Honourable Brian GRIMSTON (84667), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.

Squadron Leader Grimston was captain of an aircraft engaged in operations against Turin on the night of 11th December, 1942. Throughout the greater part of the outward flight, he was forced to fly blind, owing to extremely adverse weather. Only by exercise of the greatest coolness and tenacity was this officer able to surmount the difficulties of the Alpine crossing, reach the target, and complete his mission.
On the return flight, the state of the weather exacted the most superlative airmanship and navigational skill. Squadron Leader Grimston finally made a successful landing in this country.

In the course of numerous operational sorties, this officer has evinced superb skill and exceptional courage.