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."
"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."
"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."