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Name: Redford Henry "Red" Mulock
Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and bar
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre
Redford Mulock
Country: Canada
Rank: Colonel
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 3N; 1W, 82W
Victories: 5
Born: 11 August 1886
Place of Birth: Winnepeg, Ontario
Died: 23 January 1961
Place of Death:  
 
 
The son of W. R. Mulock, K.C., Redford Henry Mulock was educated as an electrical engineer at McGill University. He enlisted in 1911 but resigned his commission in the 13th Field Battery of Winnipeg and joined the Royal Naval Air Service in 1915. The highest ranking Canadian airman of the war, he became the first Canadian ace of the war as well as the first RNAS pilot to claim 5 victories.
 
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Flight Lieutenant (Acting Flight Commander) Redford Henry Mulock, R.N.A.S.
   In recognition of his services as a pilot at Dunkirk. This officer has been constantly employed at Dunkirk since July, 1915, and has displayed indefatigable zeal and energy. He has on several occasions engaged hostile aeroplanes and seaplanes, and attacked submarines, and has carried out attacks on enemy air stations, and made long-distance reconnaissances.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 30 Dec 1915 1W Nieuport C (OOC) Dixmude
2 24 Jan 1916 1W Nieuport (3977) C (FTL) Near Westende
3 26 Jan 1916 1500 1W Nieuport (3977) C (OOC) Nieuport
4 21 May 1916 1400 1W Nieuport (3992) C (OOC) Near Nieuport
5 21 May 1916 1400 1W Nieuport (3992) C (OOC) Near Nieuport
 
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