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Name: Henry Garnet Forrest
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Henry Forrest
Country: Australia
Rank: Captain
Service: Australian Flying Corps
Royal Flying Corps
Units: 32, 43 (RFC)
2 (AFC)
Victories: 11
Born: 05 December 1895
Place of Birth: Brunswick, Victoria
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
A clerk and the son of Robert Forrest, Henry Garnet Forrest enlisted in the Australian infantry in September 1915 but transferred to the Royal Flying Corps on 5 December 1916. Posted to 43 Squadron on 12 May 1917, he was one of the first pilots to be sent to France. Reassigned to 32 Squadron on 31 July 1917, Forrest was injured in a crash on 5 August 1917. Upon returning to duty, he joined 68 Squadron in November 1917, flying the D.H.5 until January 1918. At that time, his squadron was redesignated 2 Squadron in the Australian Flying Corps and refitted with S.E.5a fighters. As a flight commander, Forrest scored his first three victories on the afternoon of 22 March 1918. After achieving eight more victories, he was reassigned to the Home Establishment on 19 July 1918. A replica of Forrest's S.E.5a is at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Capt. Henry Garnet Forrest (Australian Flying Corps).
   His leadership of patrols has been characterised by great dash and determination whether on high or low work. He has displayed skill in manoeuvring and boldness in attacking superior numbers.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Mar 1918 1510 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (C9539) C (OOC) NE of St. Quentin
2 22 Mar 1918 1530 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (C9539) Albatros D.V (DES) Bullecourt
3 22 Mar 1918 1530 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (C9539) Albatros D.V (DES) Bullecourt
4 23 Mar 1918 1515 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (C9539) C (DESF) NE of Bapaume
5 30 Mar 1918 0800 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (C9539) C (OOC) Quesnel
6 02 Apr 1918 0700 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (C9539) C (DES) 1 SE of Demuin
7 12 Apr 1918 1700 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (C9539) C (DES) Vielle Chapelle
8 09 May 1918 1900 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (C9539) DFW C (OOC) Ervillers
9 01 Jun 1918 1930 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (C9539) Fokker DR.I (DES) Chuignes
10 02 Jun 1918 0805 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (C9539) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Estrées
11 02 Jun 1918 0900 2 (AFC) S.E.5a (C9539) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Albert

1 Shared with Roby Manuel
 
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