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Name: Frederick Cecil Stanton
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Croix de Guerre [France]
Frederick Cecil Stanton
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 22
Victories: 7
Born: 30 October 1895
Place of Birth: Litchborough, Northamptonshire
Died: 20 March 1979
Place of Death: Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales
 
 
The son of William Charles and Kate (nee Dunkley) Stanton, Frederick Cecil Stanton was from Emberton, Buckinghamshire where his parents ran the post office. He enlisted on 2 September 1914 and served in France from 22 July 1915 to 16 March 1917 with the 6th Battalion of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Promoted to sergeant on 3 September 1916 and temporary 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on 26 September 1917, Stanton then completed pilot training and was posted to 24 Squadron on 18 March 1918 and 22 Squadron on 29 May 1918. With the latter unit he scored seven victories flying Bristol Fighters.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 10 Jul 1918 1015 22 Bristol F.2b (D8089) 1 Pfalz D.III (DES) S of Lille
2 10 Jul 1918 1015 22 Bristol F.2b (D8089) 1 Pfalz D.III (DES) S of Lille
3 10 Jul 1918 1030 22 Bristol F.2b (D8089) 1 DFW C (OOC) S of Lille
4 13 Aug 1918 1120 22 Bristol F.2b (D8089) 1 Fokker D.VII (DES) Auberchicourt
5 13 Aug 1918 1120 22 Bristol F.2b 1 Fokker D.VII (DESF) Auberchicourt
6 21 Aug 1918 1945 22 Bristol F.2b (E2500) 1 Two-seater (OOC) Albert
7 27 Aug 1918 1400 22 Bristol F.2b (E2500) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) SE of Senlemont

1 Observer Lt Clifford Tolman
 
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