- The Chief of Defence StaffHonours and Appointments Secretariat
Award Mr George 'Johnny' Johnson (Dambusters) a knighthood.
George 'Johnnny' Johnson served his country during the 2nd World War in Bomber Command as bomb aimer. In 1943, he joined the new elite 617 Squadron, now commonly known as the 'Dambusters'. George 'Johnny' Johnson is now the last surviving member of the Dambusters squadron who participated in that operation.
Air crews in Bomber Command were expected to complete 30 operations, mainly at night and very few ever achieved this, usually making the ultimate sacrifice with their life. George 'Johnny' Johnson continued to complete a further 20 operations with 617 Squadron, the required amount for a second tour of duty.
In recognition for services and contribution to his country by displaying unconditional courage and gallantry in the face of the enemy and an inspiration to all of his fellow countryman, we call upon Government and all politicians to unite and support the nomination of Mr Johnson in becoming a Knight.
- Honours and Appointments Secretariat
The Chief of Defence Staff
Award Mr George 'Johnny' Johnson a knighthood.
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