Sergeant James Victor Gascoyne received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 5605 on 5 February 1918.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
2nd Lieut. James Victor Gascoyne. (FRANCE)
During the months of October and November this officer has accounted for five enemy machines, and during recent operations he has displayed splendid daring and great skill in attacking enemy troops, etc. On 9th November, although he was wounded in the head early in the attack and his machine was badly shot about, 2nd Lieut. Gascoyne made a most successful attack on the enemy from a height of 100 feet, obtaining three direct hits and inflicting heavy casualties.