SHORT, WO1 (now P/O Later F/L) James Edgerton (R61644/J27863) - Air Force Cross - No.4 SFTS - Award effective 26 October 1943 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 2386/43 dated 19 November 1943. Enlisted in Regina, 22 June 1940. Trained at No 6 SFTS (graduated 19 June 1940. Award presented.
This officer has been instructing steadily since July, 1940, both at Elementary and Service Flying Training Schools and has completed 2,227 instructional hours. During this period he has performed his duties in an exceptionally meritorious and efficient manner. The keenness and loyalty to duty displayed by Pilot Officer Short have been an inspiration to the other instructors of the school as well as to his pupils.