ELDRIDGE, F/L John Robert (RAF 86967) - Commended for Valuable Services in the Air - No. 26 Elementary Flying Training School, Neepawa, Manitoba - Awarded as per London Gazette dated 8 June 1944 and AFRO 1380/44 dated 30 June 1944. When recommended he had flown 1,800 hours, 1,600 as instructor, 365 in previous six months. Airman 916407 became Provisional Pilot Officer, 24 October 1940. Flying Officer, 8 September 1942. Flight Lieutenant, 8 September 1943. Postwar held rank of Flight Lieutenant with seniority from 1 January 1943. Retired 10 October 1954.

This officer has fulfilled his flying instructional duties in a highly efficient and conscientious manner. His flying skill and outstanding leadership have been an inspiration to all those who have served under him.