Sinclair L.F

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Laurence Frank Sinclair
Wing Commander
Royal Air Force

Born: 23rd October 1908
Frinton, Essex, United Kingdom

The citaion for the award of the George Cross to Wing Commander Sinclair reads:

"The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the GEORGE CROSS to the undermentioned: –

“During a night in September, 1940, an aircraft burst into flames whilst taking off. Wing Commander Sinclair immediately went to the scene to render assistance, but two 250 1b. bombs exploded before he reached it. Undeterred, and knowing that two more bombs were in the aircraft, he pressed on and dashing into the fire he succeeded in dragging the air gunner to a safe distance. In this act this officer displayed the most complete disregard for his own safety. Unfortunately the rescued air gunner has since died of his injuries.”