LANGFORD, Bernard Leslie, Sergeant (365479, Royal Air Force) - No.10 Squadron - Mention in Despatches - awarded as per London Gazette dated 24 September 1941. Recommended 7 February 1941. Fitter, Aero Engine. Born 10 May 1907 in Woodford, Essex. Commissioned 3 October 1941 (107534). Retired 2 January 1946 as Flying Officer, retaining the rank of Flight Lieutenant. Died 1985 in Brisbane, Australia.

This NCO has been outstanding for the great keenness and efficiency he has displayed in carrying out his duties in A Flight. He has always set an excellent example to those working under him.

LANGFORD, Bernard Leslie, P/O (107534, RAFVR) - No.200 Squadron, West Africa - Public Record Office Air 2/8959, courtesy of Steve Brew, has recommendation for an MBE intended for New Years Honours List (1 January 1944); not approved and no other award found. Transcribed for the historical record.

Pilot Officer Langford is employed as a squadron engineer officer. For eight months of the year during which he has been so engaged, the squadron was split into seven detachments, the furthest of them being almost 3,000 miles apart. Practically no spare parts or ground equipment was available and a large number of aircraft, usually 30 Hudsons, had to be maintained. In spite of these unprecedented difficulties, Flying Officer [sic] Langford maintained, by untiring work and ability to improvise extensively, an average serviceability of 50 percent. The high monthly flying average of this unit (1,200 operational hours) has been almost entirely due to this officer. His technical and practical experience are of a very high order.