Reginald Carey Brenton Brading joined the Royal Naval Air Service on 12 June 1917 and was posted to 1 Naval Squadron toward the end of the year. By the end of the war, he claimed 13 enemy aircraft whilst flying the Sopwith Camel. Post-war, he served in the Baltic in 1919 and later flew the Sopwith Snipe as a member of the Royal Air Force aerobatic team of 1921.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut (T./Capt.)"Reginald Carey Brenton
This officer has accounted for seven enemy machines—two shot down in flames and five out of control. In addition he has displayed marked skill and bravery in attacking troops and transport. Four times in one day he engaged troops, etc., on the roads with machine-gun fire, inflicting casualties and causing great confusion.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 2 November 1918 (30989/12962)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Bar
Lieut (A./Capt.) Reginald Carey Brenton
Brading, D.F.C. (FRANCE)
An exceptionally keen and daring patrol leader who has accounted for five enemy machines during the last month. On 2nd September, while leading his flight, he observed twelve Fokker biplanes, which he at once engaged, driving one down out of control. Later, on the same day, he engaged a formation of Fokkers that were harassing our corps machines, causing one to crash. 'This officer's skill and bravery have proved a great incentive to the other pilots of his squadron.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 3 December 1918 (31046/14316)