Staff-Sergeant Samuel Findlay Johnstone


Unit : "A" Squadron, No.1 Wing, The Glider Pilot Regiment

Army No. : 3131087

Awards : British Empire Medal


On Operation "Market" on September 18th, Staff-Sergeant Johnstone took charge of 20 other Glider Pilots from "A" Squadron who were without an Officer. Throughout the Operation he led them on many successful patrols and in the final withdrawal to the River. He showed great resourcefulness, courage and cheerfulness although leading men of equal rank, his leadership was never doubted.


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