Distinguished Flying Cross, EIIR., reverse dated ‘1956’, 1939-45 Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, G.S.M. (GV1) clasp, Malaya, (GVI) M.I.D. oak leaf (Flt. Lt. R.A.F.),
mounted court-style as worn,
D.F.C. L.G. 8/5/1956:‘ Sqdn. Ldr. J.A.B. Pemberton, In recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Malaya.’
M.I.D. L.G. 29/10/1954 Services in Malaya
John Anthony Bertram Pemberton, who was born in February 1925, was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in March 1944. Remaining in the R.A.F. after the War, he was advanced to Flight Lieutenant in September 1947 and, in addition to the D.F.C., was awarded a mention in despatches for earlier services in Malaya . Pemberton was placed on the Retired List as a Squadron Leader in May 1957.
Born, London 18/2/1925. Sq. Ldr. Pemberton was killed when his Middle Eastern Airways Avro 685 York (four engined cargo) based out of Lebanon was lost with it’s crew of five , missing without trace between Cyprus and Rhodes 29/9/1958.
Educ. St. Albans School, which records RAF University entry 1943, Sgt. Pilot 1945