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VC1282    John Alexander Cruickshank

Name   John Alexander Cruickshank    No.      

VC Issue No.   1282   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 210 Squadron



Rank VC Won    Flying Officer

Rank End Of Career   Flight Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   

Buried/Location Ashes   Location Unknown, Italy


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone         Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    1 Septmeber 1944

VC Presented   21 September 1944 by King George VI at Holyrood House, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland


P  Named on RAF VC Memorial at St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

P  Named on Coastal Command Memorial, Invergorden, Highlands, Scotland

P  Victoria Cross Roll of Honour, Union Jack Club, Waterloo, Southwark, London

By The Way…

He is the Vice Chairman of The Victoria Cross and George Cross Association

VC Held By

John Alexander Cruickshank VC



VC 1281 VC 1283
VC 1281
VC 1283

BORN    20 May 1920

DIED      AGE    

VC Won   17-18 July 1944   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Northern Waters, near Arctic Circle 68.21N - 05.56E

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War