Before he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, Awdry Morris Vaucour served with the Royal Field Artillery. 2nd Lieutenant Vaucour received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 2765 on a Maurice Farman biplane at military school, Catterick Bridge on 10 April 1916. On 24 August 1916, he and his observer, Alan Bott, were shot up and forced to land by Leopold Reimann of Jasta 1. Vaucour was killed when he was accidentally shot down by an Italian Hanriot pilot of 78a Squadriglia. He was posthumously awarded the Italian Silver Medal for Military Valour.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Military Cross (MC)
Temporary Second Lieutenant Awdry Morris Vaucour, Royal Field Artillery and Royal Flying Corps.
For conspicuous gallantry and skill on 28th September, 1915, when, accompanied by Captain Rabagliati, they carried out a reconnaissance over Valenciennes and Douai. They had to fly in thick cloud for nearly the whole distance, and several times their aeroplane got into a "spin." The pilot, however, succeeded each time in righting his machine, and they reached their objective and carried out the reconnaissance at 2,800 feet under very heavy fire.
2nd Lt. (temp. Capt.) Awdry Morris
Vaucour, M.C., R.F.A.
For conspicuous gallantry in action. He attacked 10 hostile machines and completely scattered their formation. Previously, while returning with a perforated petrol tank, he shot down an enemy machine. Later, he shot down a hostile machine, being engaged with eight altogether. On another occasion he and his observer shot down two hostile machines.
(The Military Cross was awarded in London Gazette dated 4th November, 1915.)