D.F.M. London Gazette 21.11.1941. Recommendation states 'This Non-Commissioned Officer has taken part in 39 searches and patrols in the Dover Straits as Wireless Operator Air Gunner on Air-Sea Rescue work since May 1941, including six successful rescues. He is of outstanding character and personality, shows judgement and resource, and has assisted considerably in the evolution of a technique for Air-Sea Rescue work. He is 40 years of age and has an approximate total of 1300 hours flying to his credit since joining the Royal Air Force in 1921. Prior to being posted for Air-Sea Rescue work he was employed on Army Co-operation aircraft including operational flying in France'.
Flight Sergeant Victor Hubert Jarvis, D.F.M., was serving in the Air-Sea Rescue Flight based at Hawkinge in Kent at the time of the above award.