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Name: Alan Douglas Light
Alan Douglas Light
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 11, 48
Victories: 8
Born: 31 July 1891
Place of Birth: Finchley, Middlesex, England
Died: March 1987
Place of Death: Chichester, Sussex, England
 
 
Alan Douglas Light joined the army in March 1915. From the Middlesex Regiment, he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in April 1917. Posted to 48 Squadron, he scored 8 victories flying the Bristol F.2b as an observer. Injured twice in crashes, he later became an airship pilot, serving in that capacity until the end of the war. In latter years, he planted rubber in Malaysia and served with the Royal Air Force during World War II.
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 07 Jul 1917 0550 48 Bristol F.2b (A7129) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) S of Vitry
2 13 Jul 1917 0940 48 Bristol F.2b (A7115) 2 Albatros D.III (DES) Snaeskerke-Slype
3 21 Aug 1917 1940 48 Bristol F.2b (A7213) 3 Albatros D.V (DESF) W of Westende
4 22 Aug 1917 0900 48 Bristol F.2b (A7213) 3 Albatros D.V (DES) SW of Ostende
5 22 Aug 1917 0915 48 Bristol F.2b (A7213) 3 Albatros D.V (DES) Slype-Westende
6 02 Sep 1917 0930 48 Bristol F.2b (A7170) 4 Albatros D.V (OOC) 5 E of Dixmude
7 02 Sep 1917 0935 48 Bristol F.2b (A7170) 4 Albatros D.V (OOC) SE of Dixmude
8 09 Sep 1917 1615 48 Bristol F.2b (A7216) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Middlekerke-Slype

1 Pilot Capt John Milne
2 Pilot Lt Owen Scholte
3 Pilot Lt Robert Coath
4 Pilot Lt Keith Park
5 Shared with 2Lt Ralph Curtis & 2Lt Desmond Uniacke
 
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