From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List
Born 1910. After Bothie apprenticed to Union Castle Line.
Joined the RAF in 1931 and served as a bomber pilot during WWII being awarded the DSO and DFC – the latter for his part in the attacks on the German pocket battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in December 1941. The Czech War Cross was announced January 23rd 1941.
Air Vice Marshal RAF, CBE [Commander of the British Empire], KCB [Knight Commander of the Bath].