Flying Officer Basil Francis SMITH (126548), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.
SMITH, Basil Francis, F/O (126548, 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 35 sorties (236 operational hours).
Flying Officer Smith has successfully completed numerous sorties against enemy targets in the Western Desert, Greece and Germany. He also took part in two “1,000 bomber” raids.
This officer has set a splendid example to all by his courage, determination and devotion to duty.
Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday.