Awardee List for the 353 Squadron

A total of 1 Awards are listed.
Air Force Cross : 1 |
Air Force Cross
Flt Lt Homi Dhanjishaw Bharucha 1962 GD(P)Unit : 353 Squadron  Award Date Announced 01 Sep 45
Details : This officer has been employed as a pilot with his present squadron for three years. He is possessed of courage and endurance which were particularly evidenced when flying throughout one complete monsoon whilst employed on Bengal internal mail duties. He never failed to complete a task and his ability and determination have reached the highest standard.

Notes:Public Record Office Air 2/9117, Citation drafted when he had flown 1,510 hours, 650 in previous six months, 184 in previous six months.

Reference: London Gazette 37256 dated 7 Sept 1945, Page 4486 (Courtesy Hugh Halliday and Steve Brew) 

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