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Name: Roland Critchley
Country: England
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 22
Victories: 7
Born: 1894
Place of Birth: Chorley, Lancashire, England
Died: 02 April 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: S of Albert, France
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
The son of Charles and Mary Ann Critchley, Roland Critchley was a Brisfit observer with 22 Squadron in 1918. He scored seven victories in March flying with his pilot, Ernest John Elton.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 16 Mar 1918 1030 22 Bristol F.2b (B1162) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Carvin
2 16 Mar 1918 1045 22 Bristol F.2b (B1162) 1 Albatros D.V (DESF) Carvin
3 18 Mar 1918 1030 22 Bristol F.2b (B1162) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Carvin
4 26 Mar 1918 1245 22 Bristol F.2b (B1162) 1 Pfalz D.III (DES) E of Albert
5 29 Mar 1918 1530 22 Bristol F.2b (B1162) 1 Two-seater (DES) Rosières
6 29 Mar 1918 1535 22 Bristol F.2b (B1162) 1 Two-seater (DES) Lihons
7 29 Mar 1918 1540 22 Bristol F.2b (B1162) 1 Two-seater (DES) Vauvillers

1 Pilot Sgt Ernest John Elton
 
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