ELSDON-HOWARD, Flight Sergeant Joseph (RAF1169882) - Commended for Valuable Services in the Air - No.31 Bombing and Gunnery School, Picton, Ontario - Award effective 28 May 1943 as per London Gazette dated 2 June 1943 and AFRO 1459/43 dated 30 July 1943. Died in England, 25 April 1944 as a Warrant Officer; buried in Wellingborough.

This NCO pilot, during the past sixteen months, has shown great keenness and devotion to his duties in the training of Air Bombers. By his patience, initiative and conscientiousness he has helped to improve the general standard of training at this Unit. As the senior and most experienced NCO pilot in his flight, he has done much to foster a proper attitude amongst his fellow pilots with regard to the importance of obtaining the highest possible standard of training. Total flying hours 877, of which 428 have been completed during the past year.