SHARMAN, Ronald Frederick Chichele F/O (101094, RAFVR) - No. 225 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 26 February 1943. Born 14 December 1918 in Yokohama, Japan. Educated at Bedford School. Enlisted 1940 (1191053), commissioned 12 July 1941/ Accident with Hurricane HL961, 3 December 1942 (no details). Resigned commission 14 October 1946. Died 23 May 1992, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Citation in AMB 9390.
This officer has piloted aircraft in tactical reconnaissance operations for the Army and has brought back valuable information. On a number of occasions he has encountered heavy enemy fighter opposition which he has evaded by skillful flying. During one sortie he was attacked by several Me,109s, almost at ground level, and despite determined attempts to evade the attacks, his aircraft was shot down. Although Flying Officer Sharman was badly shaken, he reported back to base, some 70 miles distant, the same day. Since this experience his chief concern has been to resume operational duties. This officer has always shown outstanding courage and enthusiasm worthy of the highest praise.