Moxey E.L








Eric Lawrence Moxey
Acting Squadron Leader
Royal Air Force Voulnteer Reserve

Born: 14th April 1894
Sao Paulo, Brazil

The citation for the award of the george Cross to Squadron leader Moxey reads:

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

Acting Squadron Leader Eric Lawrence Moxey (73498), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

On the 27th August, 1940, it was reported that two unexploded bombs were embedded in an aerodrome. Squadron Leader Moxey, a technical intelligence officer employed at the Air Ministry, immediately volunteered to proceed to the site and remove them, though from the nature of his duties he was very fully aware of the risk entailed in such an operation. One of the bombs exploded causing his death. On many occasions Squadron Leader Moxey has exhibited similar complete disregard for his personal safety."