THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
CLOUSTON Arthur Edmund
RAF29162, Wing Commander, Reserve of Air Force Officers

CITATION
Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Gazetted 1 January 1957

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 14 April 1944
Wing Commander Clouston has rendered sterling service as commander of his squadron for the past twelve months.  During this period his squadron has attained a very high reputation for efficiency in the campaign against enemy submarines. Wing Commander Clouston has taken part in numerous sorties with various crews and on five occasions has experienced attacks by enemy aircraft. He has also participated in attacks on U-boats. The energy, example and experience of this officer has been of the greatest value to his squadron

Distinguished Flying Cross
Gazetted 1 October 1943

Air Force Cross
Gazetted 1 January 1938

Bar to the Air Force Cross
Gazetted 1939

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 10 July 1945


AWARDS
Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Force Cross and bar
1939-45 Star
       Battle of Britain
Air Crew Europe Star
       Atlantic
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
       Mention in Despatches
General Service Medal 1918
       Malaya
Coronation Medal 1953

NOTES
Born 7 April 1908, Motueka, New Zealand
Died 1 January 1984, St Merryn, Padstow, Cornwall, England

Air Commodore Clouston was born at Motueka, New Zealand, on 7 April 1908. He joined the RAF, taking his commission in 1930. In 1938 he made several record longdistance flights, England – New Zealand, and England — Cape Town and back. During the Second World War he served in the Battle of Britain (Spitfires) and afterwards flew Beaufighters with Coastal Command. About this time he did some test flying. In 1947 he accepted an appointment as Director of Civil Aviation in New Zealand and, shortly afterwards, was seconded to the RNZAF. In 1949 he returned to England as Commandant of the Empire Test-pilots School. From 1954 to 1957 he was Air Officer Commanding at Singapore and, for the next three years, Commandant at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment at Amesbury. Air Commodore Clouston retired from the RAF in 1960. He has published "The Dangerous Skies" (1954).