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Name: Leonard Henry "Titch" Rochford
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) and Bar
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 3N (RNAS)
203 (RAF)
Victories: 29
Born: 10 November 1896
Place of Birth: Enfield, Middlesex
Died: 17 December 1986
Place of Death:  
 
 
University student Leonard Henry Rochford received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 1840 on the L. & P. biplane at London & Provincial School, Hendon on 7 October 1915.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
"Flt. Lieut. (Act. Flt. Cdr.) Leonard Henry Rochford, R.N.A.S.
   For consistent determination, bravery and skill as a fighting pilot and flight commander. He has destroyed and driven down out of control many enemy machines."
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) Bar
"Flt. Lieut, (act. Flt. Cdr.) Leonard Henry Rochford, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.
   For consistent determination, bravery, and skill. As a Flt. Cdr. he has shown considerable ability, and has always set a fine example when dealing with enemy aircraft. On the 21st March, 1918, when on offensive patrol, he attacked one of nine Albatross scouts. Enemy aircraft was seen to go down in the mist out of control. He has destroyed or driven down out of control many other enemy machines."
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"Capt. Leonard Henry Rochford, D.S.C.
   This officer has already been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and Bar for gallantry and devotion to duty—qualities in which he revels. Since the award he has accounted for twelve enemy aircraft—six destroyed and six driven down out of control."
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 04 Mar 1917 1115 3N Sopwith Pup (N5199) Albatros D.I (OOC) Manancourt
2 20 May 1917 0930 3N Sopwith Pup (N6461) Albatros D.III (OOC) NE of Bullecourt
3 07 Jul 1917 1110 3N Sopwith Pup (N6162) Seaplane (DES) 1 6 mi N of Ostend
4 05 Sep 1917 1820 3N Sopwith Camel (B3807) Albatros D.III (OOC) Leke
5 11 Sep 1917 1110 3N Sopwith Camel (B3798) Albatros D.V (OOC) Thorout
6 28 Jan 1918 1105 3N Sopwith Camel (B6401) DFW C.V (OOC) 2 Houthoulst Forest
7 30 Jan 1918 1045 3N Sopwith Camel (B6401) Albatros D.V (OOC) 3 Gheluvelt
8 30 Jan 1918 1045 3N Sopwith Camel (B6401) Albatros D.V (OOC) 3 Gheluvelt
9 12 Mar 1918 1100 3N Sopwith Camel (B7203) Albatros C (OOC) Brebieres
10 16 Mar 1918 1120 3N Sopwith Camel (B7203) Hannover C (DESF) 3 Gavrelle
11 21 Mar 1918 1115 3N Sopwith Camel (B7222) Albatros D.V (OOC) 4 Douai
12 21 Mar 1918 1645 3N Sopwith Camel (B7203)

Albatros C (DESF) 5

4 mi E of Bapaume
13 22 Mar 1918 1230 3N Sopwith Camel (B7203) Albatros D.V (DES) Boursies
14 24 Mar 1918 1715 3N Sopwith Camel (B7203) Albatros D.V (OOC) Beaumetz
15 15 May 1918 1140 203 Sopwith Camel (B3353) DFW C.V (OOC) 6 N of Estaires
16 17 May 1918 1115 203 Sopwith Camel (B7197) Pfalz D.III (DES) N of Estaires-Beaupre
17 17 May 1918 1130 203 Sopwith Camel (B7197) Pfalz D.III (DESF) 7 NE of Estaires
18 19 May 1918 1015 203 Sopwith Camel (D3371) DFW C.V (DES) Merville
19 21 May 1918 0530 203 Sopwith Camel (D3413) DFW C.V (DES) 8 Neuf Berquin
20 05 Jun 1918 203 Sopwith Camel (D3417) LVG C (OOC) La Bassée
21 07 Jun 1918 1200 203 Sopwith Camel (D3417) Fokker DR.I (OOC) La Bassée
22 20 Jul 1918 1800 203 Sopwith Camel (D9618) DFW C.V (DES) 9 SE of Lestrem
23 22 Jul 1918 0925 203 Sopwith Camel (D9585) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Festubert
24 22 Jul 1918 1035 203 Sopwith Camel (D9585) Fokker D.VII (DES) Carvin
25 25 Jul 1918 0740 203 Sopwith Camel (D9618) Fokker D.VII (DES) E of La Bassée
26 11 Aug 1918 1930 203 Sopwith Camel (D9618) Fokker D.VII (OOC) E of Bray
27 07 Sep 1918 0815 203 Sopwith Camel (C197) Fokker D.VII (DES) N of Bourlon Wood
28 09 Oct 1918 1630 203 Sopwith Camel (D4386) Rumpler C (DESF) 9 St. Aubert
29 29 Oct 1918 1515 203 Sopwith Camel (D4386) Fokker D.VII (OOC) E of Bruay

1 Shared with FSL James Fall, FSL James Glen, FSL Frederick Armstrong, FSL R F P Abbott
2 Shared with FSL James Glen, FSL C S Devereux (B7230)
3 Shared with FSL James Glen, FSL Aubrey Ellwood
4 Shared with FSL James Glen
5 Shared with FSL James Glen, FSL O P Adam (B3798), FSL K D MacLeod (B7222), FSL William Chisam, FSL Aubrey Ellwood, FSL C S Devereux (B7228), FSL L A Sands (B7216), FSL Ronald Berlyn, FSL Edwin Hayne
6 Shared with Lt C F Brown (C61)
7 Shared with Lt C F Brown, Lt Y E S Kirkpatrick, Lt E R Prideaux (B6408)
8 Shared with Lt Ronald Berlyn
9 Shared with Lt William Sidebottom
 
Books
I Chose the Sky
Leonard H. Rochford / Unknown Binding / Kimber
 
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