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Name: George Montague Cox
Military Cross (MC) George Montague Cox
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 65
Victories: 5
Born: 31 October 1892
Place of Birth: Calcutta, India
Died: 19 February 1977
Place of Death: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England
 
 
   The son of Edwin A. and Ellen Williams, Lieutenant George Montague Cox, of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 3847 on a Maurice Farman biplane at Military School, Catterick Bridge on 20 November 1916. Posted to 65 Squadron in 1917, he scored five victories flying the Sopwith Camel. He was transferred to the unemployed list on 16 June 1919.
   By 1958, having been Assistant Airport Manager, Prestwick Airport and Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, George Montague Cox was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Military Cross (MC)
"T./Capt. George Montague Cox, Gen. List and R.A.F.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On numerous occasions during recent operations he has descended to very low altitudes, and has attacked with bombs and machine-gun fire enemy troops forming up for attack. Thanks to his dash and intrepidity hostile bodies of troops have suffered very severe casualties and have been scattered in all directions. He has in all destroyed four hostile machines, and has at all times displayed the greatest gallantry."
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 15 Nov 1917 0740 65 Sopwith Camel (B2411) Albatros D.III (OOC) Dadizeele
2 14 Jan 1918 1155 65 Sopwith Camel (B2411) C (DES) Westroosebeke
3 09 Mar 1918 1010 65 Sopwith Camel (B2411) Fokker DR.I (DES) Becelaere-Dadizeele
4 13 Mar 1918 1605 65 Sopwith Camel (B2411) C (OOC) Houthem
5 17 May 1918 1045 65 Sopwith Camel (C8272) Pfalz D.III (DES) Demuin
 
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