156 Squadron Log
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  15/10/1943  Pilot Officer John Lambert SLOPER (147214), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.

SLOPER, John Lambert, P/O (147214, RAFVR*) - No.156 Squadron
Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 19 October 1943.

Born 1922 in Bournemouth.
Educated at Hailey (?) School, Bournemoth, and Municipal College.
Served in the ranks;
commissioned 1943.
Citation from Air Ministry Bulletin 11721.

By his determination and courage, Pilot Officer Sloper has been responsible for many successful bombing raids. He has consistently displayed great efficiency and has pressed home his attacks in spite of strong enemy fighter and anti-aircraft opposition.

This officer is a skilful and resolute captain of aircraft and has set an excellent example to the rest of the squadron.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
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Bar to DFC  18/04/1944  Acting Flight Lieutenant John Lambert SLOPER, D.F.C. (147214), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.

SLOPER, John Lambert, A/F/L, DFC (147214, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve) - No.156 Squadron - Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 21 April 1944.
Following text from Flight, 22 June 1944 and Air Ministry Bulletin 13588.

On every occasion Flight Lieutenant Sloper has proved himself to be an efficient and capable captain of aircraft. His unfailing enthusiasm for operational flying and his willingness to help and advise new members of aircraft crew have made him a valuable asset to his squadron.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
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