Pilot Officer Leslie James ACKLAND (114192), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.
ACLAND, Leslie James, P/O (114192, RAFVR*) - No.156 Squadron -
Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 14 April 1942.
Following text from RAF Quarterly, September 1942.
This officer has participated in 31 sorties against important targets in enemy and enemy-occupied territory. He has always displayed the greatest determination to reach and bomb his objective whatever the conditions. His courage and complete disregard of his own safety have been outstanding.
Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday.