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Name: Anthony George Allen Spence
Anthony George Allen Spence
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 1N (RNAS)
201 (RAF)
Victories: 9
Born: 27 May 1897
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Place of Death:  
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Toronto University, Spence joined the Royal Naval Air Service in November 1916. Flight Sub-Lieutenant Spence received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 3826 on 28 October 1916. Posted to 1 Naval Squadron (later 201 Squadron of the RAF), he scored six victories flying the Sopwith Triplane but was wounded in action on 8 November 1917. Several months later, he rejoined his squadron, scoring three more victories flying the Sopwith Camel. On 10 May 1918, he returned to England where he spent the remainder of the war at the School of Special Flying in Gosport.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators´┐Ż Certificates, 1910-1950
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 07 Jul 1917 1000 1N Sopwith Triplane (N6300) Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Gheluvelt
2 13 Jul 1917 1025 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5459) C (DES) 1 E of Warneton
3 17 Jul 1917 1805 1N Sopwith Triplane (N6300) Albatros D.V (OOC) 2 4 mi E of Messines
4 09 Aug 1917 0740 1N Sopwith Triplane (N6300) Albatros D.V (OOC) Moorslede
5 21 Oct 1917 1100 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5449) C (OOC) S of Comines
6 26 Oct 1917 1010 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5449) C (OOC) Moorslede-Passchendaele
7 06 Mar 1918 1320 1N Sopwith Camel (B7267) Fokker DR.I (DES) Bouchoir
8 06 Apr 1918 1315 201 Sopwith Camel (B7267) Fokker DR.I (DES) Mericourt
9 02 May 1918 1010 201 Sopwith Camel (B7278) C (OOC) 3 N of Albert

1 Shared with FCdr Forster Maynard, FSL Herbert Rowley
2 Shared with FSL E Anthony (N6296), FLt Cyril Ridley, FSL G B Scott (N5455), FSL H L Everitt (N6308), FSL Herbert Rowley, FCdr Forster Maynard, FSL Cecil Brock
3 Shared with Capt Samuel Kinkead, Lt Hazel Wallace, Lt R E Bright (B7267), 2Lt H Riddell (B7225), Lt Reginald Brading
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