GILBERT, William Arthur, Corporal (356056, Royal Air Force) - No.10 Squadron - Mention in Despatches - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941. Fitter, Aero Engine.
This NCO has shown exceptional keenness and devotion to duty. On one occasion he was the NCO in charge of a party sent to change both the engines of a Whitley which had force landed. This work was completed under difficult conditions in five and a half days, whereas the normal time for this work on the Station itself would have been seven days.