Acting Warrant Officer David Colin Arthur SAUNDERS (778690), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.
SAUNDERS, David Colin Arthur, Acting Warrant Officer (778690, RAFVR*) - No.156 Squadron -
Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 15 June 1943.
Public Record Office Air 2/8955 has citation drafted when he had flown 28 sorties (166 operational hours).
Warrant Officer Saunders has completed numerous operational sorties against targets in Germany, Italy and enemy-occupied territory. As bomb aimer this airman has always displayed the most outstanding efficiency, invariably returning with excellent photographs. Warrant Officer Saunders’ enthusiasm, tenacity and devotion to duty have invariably been of the highest standard. On occasions he has flown on operations on successive nights, setting a magnificent example of keenness to all.
Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday.