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Name: Valentine St. Barbe Collins
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 22, 45, 48
Victories: 10
Born: 02 January 1894
Place of Birth: Bermuda
Died: 02 September 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: France
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
The son of Colonel Charles Bury and Etheldred St. Barbe Collins, Valentine St. Barbe Collins was enrolled at Wellington College in 1911. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1916 and served with 45 Squadron before being injured on 29 November 1916. A Brisfit observer, he scored his first three victories with 48 Squadron in September 1917. Posted to 22 Squadron in 1918, he scored seven more victories before he and his Australian pilot, Capt. Brian Laidley Dowling, were killed in action. He was 24 years old.

WO 339/63460
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 04 Sep 1917 1900 48 Bristol F.2b (A7224) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Middlekerke-Ostende
2 27 Sep 1917 1830 48 Bristol F.2b (A7226) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Pervyse
3 27 Sep 1917 1845 48 Bristol F.2b (A7226) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Pervyse
4 28 Jun 1918 1015 22 Bristol F.2b (C989) 2 Fokker DR.I (DES) N of Estaires
5 10 Jul 1918 0945 22 Bristol F.2b (C989) 2 Fokker DR.I (OOC) Lille
6 08 Aug 1918 1030 22 Bristol F.2b (D7894) 3 Pfalz D.III (OOC) S of Douai
7 10 Aug 1918 1810 22 Bristol F.2b (D7894) 3 Fokker D.VII (DES) SW of Péronne
8 10 Aug 1918 1810 22 Bristol F.2b (D7894) 3 Fokker D.VII (DES) SW of Péronne
9 21 Aug 1918 1945 22 Bristol F.2b (E2454) 3 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Albert-Cambrai
10 27 Aug 1918 1400 22 Bristol F.2b 3 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Senlemont

1 Pilot 2Lt W D Bostock
2 Pilot Lt Frank Gibbons
3 Pilot Lt Leslie King
 
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