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Name: Rupert Cyril D´Arcy Gifford
Rupert Cyril D'Arcy Gifford
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Unit: 8N (RNAS)
208 (RAF)
Victories: 6
Born: 21 October 1898
Place of Birth: Brierly Hill, Staffordshire, England
Died: 20 October 1991
Place of Death: Sutton, Surrey, England
 
 
The son of Dr. George Keith and Gertrude Mary (Ellis) Gifford, Rupert Cyril D´Arcy Gifford was at Epsom College in 1911. At age 18, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall, he enlisted in London on 26 March 1917. From Co. A Inns of Court O.T.C., he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps on 2 August 1917. With 208 Squadron in 1918, he scored six victories in France flying the Sopwith Camel. Post-war, Gifford was transferred to the unemployed list on 8 October 1919 and later became a physician.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 20 Jul 1918 0730 208 Sopwith Camel (D1845) LVG C (OOC) 1 NE of La Bassée
2 31 Jul 1918 0930 208 Sopwith Camel (D1862) Pfalz D.III (DES) 1 mi S of Estaires
3 14 Aug 1918 0600 208 Sopwith Camel DFW C (OOC) 2 E of Oppy
4 25 Aug 1918 1900 208 Sopwith Camel C (DES) 3 Pont a Vendin
5 29 Sep 1918 1230 208 Sopwith Camel (E7177) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Lesdins
6 03 Oct 1918 1830 208 Sopwith Camel (E7177) Fokker D.VII (DES) 2 mi NE of Brancourt

1 Shared with Capt William Jordan, Lt Richards
2 Shared with Lt James White, Lt Allison, Lt Edward Johnstone
3 Shared with Lt W V Skall
 
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