SIMPSON, Clifford Edward, P/O (47523, Royal Air Force) - No.10 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 27 October 1942. Born 22 June 1920 in Richmond, Surrey. Educated at George Dixon Secondary School, Birmingham. Enlisted 1938 to train as WOP (613844). Commissioned 21 October 1941. Squadron Leader, 1 July 1960. Commission resigned, 30 March 1968. Died April 1987 at Kidderminster, Hereford and Worcester, England. Text transcribed from Air Ministry Bulletin 8375).

On May 30th, 1942, whilst attacking Cologne, Pilot Officer Simpson's aircraft was held by searchlights and badly damaged; one engine was put out of action and the tail gunner seriously wounded. This officer, with full knowledge of the serious difficulties his captain was in, went to the rear gunner, broke the doors with an axe, and administered first aid to the gunner, afterwards proceeding to repair the wireless set. Pilot Officer Simpsonís conduct has been an inspiration to his crew and his personal example, in a large measure, has been responsible for maintaining the high standard of the squadron.