Reg Jordan was just 21 years old when he had completed a tour of operations in Burma flying very long range bombing operations in Liberators and he had been awarded a DFC. He joined 356 Squadron based near Calcutta in September 1944 and embarked on a series of bombing missions over Burma and a Siam (Thailand), some in excess of fourteen hours. Despite adverse weather he made numerous attempts tp bomb some targets and a number of occasions, he was so short off fuel on return that he had to make emergency diversions to and land at forward airfields. After the war, he he held a series of appointments as a flying instructor culminating in commanding the standardisation flight at the Central Flying School. He was assessed as ‘exceptional’. After serving in the Plans division at HQ RAF Germany, he retired and worked in the aircraft industry.
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