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Name: Adrian James Boswell Tonks
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Bar Adrian James Boswell Tonks
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 4N (RNAS)
204 (RAF)
Victories: 12
Born: 10 May 1898
Place of Birth: Solihull, Warwickshire, England
Died: 14 July 1919 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Egypt
Cemetery: Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
 
 
Flight Sub-Lieutenant Adrian James Boswell Tonks received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 4206 on a Maurice Farman biplane at Royal Naval Air Station, Cranwell on 28 December 1916.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (T./Capt.) Adrian James Boswell Tonks (Sea Patrol).
   A brave and determined airman who has destroyed four enemy aeroplanes and driven down six out of control. In a recent engagement with twelve enemy scouts he destroyed one and drove off others who were attacking some pilots in his flight. In these combats he expended all his ammunition, but seeing three enemy machines attacking one of ours, he, with great gallantry, dived amongst them with a view to distracting their attention. In this he succeeded. A courageous and meritorious action.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Bar
Lieut. (A./Capt.) Adrian James Boswell Tonks, D.F.C. (Sea Patrol, FLANDERS)
   Since 28th September this officer has led eleven low bombing raids, displaying conspicuous courage and skill, and inflicting serious damage on enemy from low altitudes. During bombing raids Capt. Tonks has destroyed two enemy machines, proving himself a bold and daring fighter.
   (D.F.C. gazetted 2nd November, 1918.)
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Aug 1917 0945 4N Sopwith Camel (B3856) Albatros D.V (OOC) SE of Ostend
2 22 Aug 1917 0945 4N Sopwith Camel (B3856) Albatros D.V (OOC) SE of Ostend
3 09 Nov 1917 1330 4N Sopwith Camel (B6256) DFW C (OOC) N of Pervyse
4 23 Nov 1917 1400 4N Sopwith Camel (B6243) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Keyem
5 30 Jun 1918 1430 204 Sopwith Camel (D1824) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Zeebrugge
6 10 Aug 1918 1840 204 Sopwith Camel (C66) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Ghistelles
7 13 Aug 1918 1915 204 Sopwith Camel (C66) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 1 SE of Bailleul
8 15 Aug 1918 0830 204 Sopwith Camel (C66) Fokker D.VII (OOC) E of Ypres
9 15 Aug 1918 0830 204 Sopwith Camel (C66) Fokker D.VII (OOC) E of Ypres
10 15 Aug 1918 0830 204 Sopwith Camel (C66) Fokker D.VII (OOC) E of Ypres
11 28 Sep 1918 1230 204 Sopwith Camel (D9600) Fokker D.VII (DES) Wercken
12 28 Sep 1918 1230 204 Sopwith Camel (D9600) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Wercken

1 Shared with Lt H W M Cumming (D9628)
 
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