Wing Commander William George Beddoe has been on the posted strength of a Tactical Air Centre as the Senior Air Staff Officer for a year. Shortly after his arrival at the unit, the Commanding Officer was posted out and the unit was called upon to move to a new location. As officiating Commander, Wing Commander Beddoe had to plan and execute the move. Due to his meticulous preparation, personal example and effective leadership, the unit accomplished the long road move with remarkable speed and became operational at the new location immediately on arrival.
During the operations in December, 1971, he was Senior Air Staff Officer of a Tactical Centre, where he carried out his duties with outstanding zeal and devotion. His example inspired his subordinates and won the praise of his Commanding Officer and the Army Officers who worked with him. Due largely to his efforts, the Tactical Air Centre was able to arrange effective air support to the Army during the war.
Throughout, Wing Commander William George Beddoe displayed courage, leadership and devotioirp to duty.