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Name: Frederick Vincent Hall
Photo courtesy of Mike Westrop
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 4N, 8N, 10N (RNAS)
210 (RAF)
Victories: 7
Born: 20 March 1898
Place of Birth: Finchley, London, England
Died: 15 May 1918 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death:  
Cemetery: Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, Nord, France
Flight Sub-Lieutenant Frederick Vincent Hall received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 3898 on a Grahame-White biplane at Royal Naval Air Station, Chingford on 1 December 1916. Posted to 4 Naval Squadron on 26 April 1917, he scored 1 victory flying the Sopwith Pup before he was reassigned to 8 Naval Squadron on 5 May 1917 and wounded in action when he was shot down on 23 May 1917. When he recovered he was posted to 10 Naval Squadron where he scored 6 more victories flying the Sopwith Camel. Hall was killed in a collision with another Camel pilot on 15 May 1918.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 02 May 1917 1720 4N Sopwith Pup (N5196) C (CAP) 1 Dunkirk
2 15 Nov 1917 1300 10N Sopwith Camel (B6320) Albatros D.V (OOC) NNE of Dixmude
3 05 Dec 1917 1535 10N Sopwith Camel (B6320) Albatros D.V (DES) 2 Keyem-Leke
4 18 Feb 1918 0950 10N Sopwith Camel (B6351) Albatros D.V (DES) S of Menin
5 08 May 1918 1055 210 Sopwith Camel (B6351) Pfalz D.III (DES) Bac St. Maur
6 09 May 1918 1615 210 Sopwith Camel (C62) Albatros C (DES) 3 N of Aubers
7 14 May 1918 2015 210 Sopwith Camel (D3385) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Ypres-Zillebeke

1 Shared with FCdr J D Newberry (N6462)
2 Shared with FLt Wilfred Curtis
3 Shared with Capt Alfred Carter, Capt E S Arnold (B7227)
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