"T./2nd Lt. Herbert Brian Richardson, Gen. List, and R.F.C.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While on patrol he attacked a formation of eight enemy aeroplanes, one of which he destroyed. On another occasion he engaged two enemy two-seater machines, and destroyed one of them. He has destroyed six enemy machines and driven down five others out of control, and has done valuable work in attacking enemy troops on the ground. He consistently displayed great courage and skill."
Supplement to the London Gazette, 22 June 1918 (30761/7421)