156 Squadron Log
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFM  13/08/1943  Can/R. 101037 Flight Sergeant Elvin Peter FAST, Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 156 Squadron.

FAST, FS Alvin Peter (R101037) - Distinguished Flying Medal - No.156 Squadron
Award effective 6 August 1943 as per London Gazette dated 13 August 1943 and AFRO 1849/43 dated 10 September 1943.

Born in Laird, Saskatchewan, 1917; home in Langley Prairie, British Columbia. Labourer.
Enlisted in Saskatoon, 15 May 1941.
Trained at No.4 BGS (graduated 19 January 1942)
and No.4 WS (graduated 19 December 1942).

Flight Sergeant Fast is a wireless operator of outstanding ability and it has been due, in no small measure, to his skill that many of his missions have been successful. He has taken part in operational sorties, many of them of long duration and over very heavily defended enemy territory. Amongst the targets attacked have been Cologne, Wuppertal, Dortmund, Duisburg and Spezia.