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Name: Cecil Guelph Brock
Photo courtesy of Mike Westrop
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 1N, 9N (RNAS)
3, 209 (RAF)
Victories: 7
Born: 24 May 1897
Place of Birth: Southsea, Hampshire
Died: 20 February 1967
Place of Death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
From Winnipeg, Canada, Cecil Guelph Brock joined the Royal Naval Air Service in 1916. He scored 3 victories flying the Sopwith Triplane and 3 victories flying the Sopwith Camel. Wounded in action on 21 August 1918, Brock took part in the dogfight with Jasta 11 that resulted in the death of Manfred von Richthofen.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 03 Jul 1917 1835 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5373) Albatros D.III (OOC) Tenbrielen
2 17 Jul 1917 2005 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5485) Albatros D.V (OOC) 1 E of Messines
3 08 Aug 1917 1600 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5373) Albatros D.V (OOC) Houthulst Forest
4 09 Aug 1917 0740 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5373) Albatros D.V (OOC) Moorslede
5 22 Apr 1918 0610 209 Sopwith Camel C (CAP) 2 Albert
6 13 Jul 1918 0710 3 Sopwith Camel (D1835) C (OOC) 3 57C S11
7 16 Jul 1918 1210 3 Sopwith Camel (D1835) EA (DES) 4 57C A15

1 Shared with FSL E Anthony (N6296), FLt Cyril Ridley, FSL G B Scott (N5455), FSL H L Everitt (N6308), FSL Herbert Rowley, FSL Anthony Spence, FCdr Forster Maynard
2 Shared with Capt Oliver LeBoutillier, Lt Merrill Taylor, Lt M A Harker, Lt Robert Foster
3 Shared with Lt A Hamilton (D6635)
4 Shared with 2Lt J G Fleet (D9435)
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