Acting Light-Lieutenant H.W. Eliot
AWARDED DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS
The Distinguished Flying Cross has been awarded to Acting Flight-Lieutenant Hugh William Eliot, son of Mr and Mrs F.H. Eliot, of 3 Romanhurst Gardens Shortlands.
Only 20 years of age, he is one of those gallant young men to whom “so much is owed by so many.”
He was a member of a famous squadron in France, and was mentioned in despatches.
He served in the Battle of Britain in September 1940, and when his machine was shot down he baled out from a great height and landed safely.
Acting Flight-Lieutenant Eliot has also served in the Middle East.
He was educated at St Dunstan’s Catford, and joined the RAF in June 1939.
Bromley & District Times, 3rd October 1941 (page 5)