914545 Sergeant Basil Oliver PETRIDES, No. 50 Squadron
PETRIDES, Basil Oliver. 914545 Sergeant, No. 50 Sqn.
L.G. 13/2/1942. Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner. Press Release.
This airman has displayed outstanding ability as a Wireless Operator/AirGunner throughout the many sorties in which he has participated.
One night in September, 1941, Sergeant Petrides machine-gunned trucks and wagons in a railway siding and set two of them on fire.
On another occasion in November, 1941, he used his guns with such good effect that he extinguished six searchlights.
This airman has not had a wireless failure in any operation on which he has been engaged.
He has shown great keenness and set a fine example.