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Name: Reginald Carey Brenton Brading
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Bar
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 1 Naval (RNAS)
201 (RAF)
Victories: 13
Born: 04 May 1899
Place of Birth: Southsea, Hampshire, England
Died: 26 July 1926
Place of Death: Near Baghdad, Iraq
 
 
The son of Francis and Rebecca Brading, 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. Flight Lieutenant Brading was killed in a crash near Baghdad, Iraq in 1926.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut (T./Capt.)"Reginald Carey Brenton Brading.
   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.
 
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.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 02 May 1918 1010 201 Sopwith Camel (B6421) C (OOC) 1 N of Albert
2 15 May 1918 0645 201 Sopwith Camel Albatros D.V (DES) 2 Bapaume-Mory
3 15 May 1918 1745 201 Sopwith Camel (B5749) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Albert
4 09 Jun 1918 1200 201 Sopwith Camel (D9582) DFW C (OOC) SE of Arras
5 28 Jun 1918 0945 201 Sopwith Camel (B7968) Albatros D.V (OOC) Bois de Tailles
6 29 Jul 1918 1120 201 Sopwith Camel (B5749) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Near Bailleul
7 29 Jul 1918 1120 201 Sopwith Camel (B5749) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Armentières
8 08 Aug 1918 1520 201 Sopwith Camel (C64) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Bray
9 02 Sep 1918 0630 201 Sopwith Camel (B6398) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Heudicourt
10 02 Sep 1918 0715 201 Sopwith Camel (B6398) Fokker D.VII (DES) Lagnicourt
11 06 Sep 1918 1845 201 Sopwith Camel (B6398) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Cambrai
12 15 Sep 1918 0845 201 Sopwith Camel (B6398) Pfalz D.XII (DES) 1 mi W of Cambrai
13 16 Sep 1918 1735 201 Sopwith Camel (C196) Fokker D.VII (DES) SE of Cambrai

1 Shared with Capt Samuel Kinkead, Lt Hazel Wallace, Lt R E Bright (B7267), 2Lt H Riddell (B7225), Lt Anthony Spence
2 Shared with Maj Charles Booker, Capt Samuel Kinkead, Lt Maxwell Findlay, Lt R Hemmens, Lt Robert McLaughlin, Lt Hazel Wallace, Lt James Forman, Lt R S S Orr
 
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