BEDFORD, Laurence Grimes, F/L (87662), Royal Air -Force Volunteer Reserve - No.81 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 26 February 1943. Born July 1913 in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Enlisted 1939 (903442), commissioned 16 November 1940. Joined No.81 Squadron, August 1942. Died in Surrey, October 1966. Citation in AMB 9390.

Flight Lieutenant Bedford has led his flight on all its operations since March 1942, He has destroyed one enemy aircraft. He has at all times performed his tasks in an exemplary manner and displayed great devotion to duty.