Distinguished Flying Medal group of 6 to 564369 Sergeant Alfred Skelton, No.38 Sqn. R.A.F.
LG: 13/9/1940. Air Observer. Air2/9459.
Sergeant Skelton has since December 1939, taken part in one long sweep over the North Sea, one night reconnaissance over Germany and 22 operations over Heligoland, Norway, Germany, Holland, Belgium & France. Unperturbed by intense enemy anti-aircraft fire encountered on numerous occasions, he never fails to display the greatest courage and calmness in rendering invaluable assistance as Navigator to his Captain of aircraft. His conspicuous determination, efficiency & outstanding devotion to duty over a long period and as an example.
22nd July 1940.
Remarks by Station Commander
This N.C.O. is a Navigator and Bomb Aimer of outstanding merit who has successfully carried out his duties with an enthusiasm and gallantry over a very long period.
Remarks by A.O.C.
I concur with the remarks of the unit and Station Commander in forwarding the above recommendation. This N.C.O. has at all times displayed the utmost keenness and courage in carrying out his operations. He is a Bomb Aimer who is continually endeavouring to discover new methods of attack and was one of the pioneers in evolving a successful gliding attack in order to outwit the activities of hostile searchlights.