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Name: Guy Patrick Spence Reid
Military Cross (MC) Guy Patrick Spence Reid
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 20
Victories: 5
Born: 18 May 1897
Place of Birth: Puerto Cruz, Teneriffe, Canary Islands
Died: 16 October 1917 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Lincolnshire, England
Cemetery: Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery, Lincolnshire, England
 
 
The son of Thomas Miller and Lisette (Livings) Reid, 2nd Lieutenant Guy Patrick Spence Reid received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 1693 on a Maurice Farman biplane at military school, Farnborough on 4 September 1915. He transferred from the Seaforth Highlanders to the Royal Flying Corps and was posted to 20 Squadron in 1916. An F.E.2b pilot, he scored 5 victories with his observers and was awarded the Military Cross in September 1916.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates
Essex Newsman, Essex, England, Saturday, 20 Oct 1917
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. Guy Patrick Spence Reid, Sea. Highrs. and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous skill and gallantry on many occasions. Capt. Dixon-Spain, with 2nd Lt. Reid as pilot, attacked and drove back a hostile machine. A few minutes later four hostile machines were seen, three of which were attacked one after another and driven back, the fourth being accounted for by another patrol. Another time they attacked two hostile machines, shot down one and drove the other back. Two days later they attacked two more machines, of which one is believed to have been destroyed, the other being pursued back to its aerodrome.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 07 Feb 1916 0900 20 F.E.2b 1 Fokker E (DD) Roulers
2 01 Jul 1916 0530 20 F.E.2b (A11) 2 Fokker E (DES) Wervicq
3 03 Aug 1916 0930 20 F.E.2b (A19) 2 Aviatik C (OOC) Hollebeke
4 31 Aug 1916 0855 20 F.E.2b 2 Fokker E (DD) Boeschere
5 06 Sep 1916 1245 20 F.E.2b (A19) 3 Fokker E (OOC) Passchendaele

1 Observer Lt S Billing
2 Observer Lt G Dixon-Spain
3 Observer 2Lt H M Golding
 
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