AWARDED BAR TO D.F.C. : ACTING SQUADRON LEADER PHILLIP
VALENTINE KING TRIPE R.A.F.O. [left] NO.129 SQUADRON.
Original wartime caption: This officer has led his flight and squadron during an extended tour of operational duty and has proved himself an extremely capable leader. During his operational career, he has personally destroyed�two enemy aircraft and shared in the destruction of a number of others. On 17th August 1943 he was chiefly responsible for the destruction by his Wing of five enemy aircraft. His outstanding ability is reflected in the fighting efficiency of his squadron. AWARDS LSIT NO.741