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Name: Ronald Roscoe Thornely
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Unit: 8N (RNAS)
208 (RAF)
Victories: 9
Born: 10 July 1889
Place of Birth: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
Promoted to Temporary Flight Sub-Lieutenant on 5 May 1916, Ronald Roscoe Thornely received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 3290 on a Maurice Farman biplane at Royal Naval Air Station, Chingford on 29 July 1916. He was promoted to Tmporary Captain on 7 May 1918 and scored nine victories with Naval 8 in 1917. Thornely was tranferred to the unemployed list on 1 March 1919.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 04 Jun 1917 0945 8N Sopwith Triplane (N5465) C (DESF) 1 E of Lens
2 07 Jun 1917 1015 8N Sopwith Triplane (N5465) Albatros D.V (OOC) Henin-Lietard
3 16 Jun 1917 0830 8N Sopwith Triplane (N5465) C (CAP) 2 Loos-E of Lens
4 22 Jul 1917 0630 8N Sopwith Camel (B3845) Albatros D.III (OOC) SE of Gavrelle
5 28 Jul 1917 0915 8N Sopwith Camel (B3845) Albatros D.III (OOC) Lens-La Bassée
6 09 Aug 1917 0915 8N Sopwith Camel (B3845) Albatros D.V (OOC) 3 E of Henin-Lietard
7 15 Aug 1917 2015 8N Sopwith Camel (B3845) Albatros D.III (OOC) Lens
8 19 Aug 1917 0850 8N Sopwith Camel C (OOC) 4 E of Lens
9 11 Sep 1917 1150 8N Sopwith Camel (B3845) C (OOC) Pont a Vendin

1 Shared with FSL Robert Compston, FSL E A Bennetts (N5492)
2 Shared with FLt Robert Compston
3 Shared with FSL William Jordan
4 Shared with FSL William Jordan, FSL Ross McDonald, FSL J H Thompson
 
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