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Name: Roy Williamson Chappell
Military Cross (MC) Roy Williamson Chappell
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 27, 41
Victories: 11
Born: 31 December 1896
Place of Birth: Cheddleton, Staffordshire, England
Died: 7 February 1982
Place of Death:  England
The son of George Henry and Mary Doris (Evans) Chappell, Roy Williamson Chappell enlisted in late 1915 and served with the South African Cavalry in Southwest Africa before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps. He received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 3329 on a Maurice Farman biplane at The Military School, Shoreham on 17 July 1916. Posted to 27 Squadron, he scored his first two victories flying the Martinsyde G.100. In 1918, he scored nine more victories flying the S.E.5a with 41 Squadron. Chappell was granted a permanent commission to Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force on 1 August 1919 and served with the Royal Air Force until he retired as an Air Commodore in 1946.

See WO 339/62692

See Roy Williamson Chappell at Jager Medals & Militaria
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
From Capt. Frank H. Taylor collection provided by Frank Ross
Roy Williamson Chappell Medals Group
Military Cross (MC)
T./Capt. Roy Williamson Chappell, R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed the greatest skill and courage in leading patrols, with the result that during four days' operations the formations which he led destroyed 19 enemy aeroplanes and drove down several others, the fate of which was not observed, owing to the intensity of the fighting. He has destroyed altogether five enemy machines, and has driven down seven others out of control.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 27 Sep 1916 27 Martinsyde G.100 D (OOC)  
2 17 Mar 1917 1320 27 Martinsyde G.100 (A1573) C (OOC) N of Havrincourt Wood
3 02 Feb 1918 1430 41 S.E.5a (B663) Albatros D.V (DES) Erchin
4 02 Feb 1918 1430 41 S.E.5a (B663) Albatros D.V (OOC) Erchin
5 06 Mar 1918 1000 41 S.E.5a (B624) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Niergnies
6 16 Mar 1918 1145 41 S.E.5a (B624) LVG C (DESF) Brebières
7 23 Mar 1918 1130 41 S.E.5a (B624) Albatros D.V (OOC) Bourlon Wood
8 24 Mar 1918 1455 41 S.E.5a (B624) Fokker DR.I (OOC) Sailly
9 24 Mar 1918 1500 41 S.E.5a (B624) Fokker DR.I (OOC) Havrincourt
10 25 Mar 1918 1040 41 S.E.5a (B624) Albatros D.V (DES) Sailly
11 16 May 1918 0750 41 S.E.5a (C5436) C (OOC) SE of Arras
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