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26th May 2021, 17:40
PARSONS, Roy Ernest, F/L (167322) - No.224/269 Squadron, Gibraltar - Air Force Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 8 June 1950. Found in Air 2/10073 by Pavel Vancata. Recommended when he had flown 1,868 hours, 1,327 on current duties, 200 in past six months.

Flight Lieutenant Parsons is a most keen and conscientious navigator who, since November 1945, has completed a total of 120 Meteorological sorties and 1,327 hours on Meteorological duties. He is the most experience and capable navigator on the Squadron and sets an excellent example of keenness to fly at all times, displaying a determined and robust attitude towards Meteorological flying, which has considerable effect in maintaining high morale in the Squadron and, particularly among his fellow navigators. His cheerfulness and his willingness under the most trying conditions is exceptional and he has never been known to fail to do his best in an emergency. As a crew member, his support is unfailing and his great experience, added to his other qualities, make him an outstanding asset to the Squadron. On his present tour he has carried out a total of 41 sorties. Flight Lieutenant Parsons has worked extremely hard and unsparingly, and his efforts have been of great use to the Squadron.

WALKER, Peter Malcolm, F/L (150540) - No.224/269 Squadron, Gibraltar - Air Force Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 8 June 1950. Found in Air 2/10073 by Pavel Vancata. Recommended when he had flown 2.164 hours, 1,250 on current duties, 125 in past six months.

Since February 1946, this officer has carried out 106 meteorological sorties and flown a total of 1,250 hours on Meteorological duties. He has had no accidents during that period, although he has experienced seven engine failures. On one Meteorological sortie two engines of his aircraft failed. Despite this, the flight was completed successfully. As a Meteorological pilot, Flight Lieutenant Walker possesses great knowledge and experience, which he conscientiously imparts to those with less experience. As a leader he possesses outstanding qualities and, as a Flight Commander of the Squadron, he has been a driving force and an inspiration to those under his command. Without unduly endangering his aircraft or crew, he has cultivated and inspired others to cultivate a determined attitude towards flying and the spirit of enthusiasm that is so necessary if morale is to be maintained at the highest level and the task of the Squadron achieved. Flight Lieutenant Walker is an extremely capable and conscientious officer who, by his outstanding example has done a great deal towards maintaining the flying enthusiasm of the Squadronís aircrew in meteorological flying.