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Name: Rothesay Nicholas Montagu Stuart Wortley
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Major
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 22, 44, 88
Victories: 6
Born: 09 January 1892
Place of Birth: Highcliffe Castle, Hampshire
Died: 1920
Place of Death: South of France
 
 
The son of a Brigadier General, Rothesay Stuart Wortley was educated at Eton and Oxford. He joined the Hampshire Yeomanry in the summer of 1914 and served with an infantry brigade on his father's staff. In 1917 he joined the Royal Flying Corps and was posted to 22 Squadron. After scoring six victories flying the Bristol Fighter, he returned to England and assumed command of 44 Squadron until September 1918. He then returned to France where he commanded 88 Squadron until the end of the war. Post-war, Stuart Wortley spent three years writing articles on flying in an effort to interest the youth of Britain in aviation. Stricken with diabetes, he died in 1920.

Listed as Rothesay Nicholas Montagu-Stuart-Wortley in the London Gazette.
 
Military Cross (MC)
"Capt. Rothesay Nicholas Montagu-Stuart-Wortley, Yeo., and R.F.C.
   For conspiciious gallantry and devotion to duty. On each of three occasions, when on offensive patrol, he has attacked and brought down in flames one enemy aeroplane, in addition to which he has sent down out of control three other hostile machines. He has displayed great courage and determination as a patrol leader."
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Sep 1917 abt 0745 22 Bristol Fighter 1 C (OOC) Zonnebeke
2 06 Sep 1917 abt 0745 22 Bristol Fighter Albatros D.V (OOC) SE of Zonnebeke
3 22 Sep 1917 0900 22 Bristol Fighter (A7118) Albatros D.V (DES) Houthoulst Forest
4 22 Sep 1917 0900 22 Bristol Fighter (A7118) Albatros D.V (DES) Houthoulst Forest
5 17 Oct 1917 1110 22 Bristol Fighter (A7268) 2 Albatros D.III (CAP) Ypres
6 28 Jan 1918 1110 22 Bristol Fighter (C4835) 3 Albatros D.V (DESF) Douvrin

1 Observer 2Lt P V Burton
2 Observer Lt H D McGrath
3 Observer Lt D W Kent-Jones
Books
Letters From a Flying Officer
Rothesay Stuart Wortley / Hardcover / Oxford University Press 1928
 
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