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Name: Ronald St. Clair McClintock
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Major
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 2, 3, 64
Victories: 5
Born: 13 July 1892
Place of Birth: Rathvinden House, Leighlinbridge, Carlow, Ireland
Died: 22 June 1922 Killed In Crash
Place of Death: Northolt, Middlesex, England
The youngest son of Arthur George Florence McClintock, Major Ronald St. Clair McClintock scored five victories flying the S.E.5a with 64 Squadron in the spring of 1918. Post-war, he remained in the Royal Air Force. Flying a Sopwith Snipe in 1922, just three weeks before his 30th birthday, McClintock was killed in a crash during preparations for an air pageant at Hendon..
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
Cheltenham Chronicle, Gloucestershire, England, Saturday, 24 June 1922, page 3
Military Cross (MC)
"Lt. (T./Capt.) Ronald Sinclair MoClintock, R.F.A. and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On one occasion he shot down two enemy machines, and on the following day he attacked and shot down a hostile two-seater machine at a height of 100 feet. He has led upwards of forty patrols and has performed much valuable work on low-flying reconnaissance and bombing patrols. As a flight commander he has been untiring in his care of personnel and machines, and as a patrol leader he has displayed the greatest courage and resource."
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 10 Mar 1918 1350 64 S.E.5a LVG C (OOC) Marquion
2 23 Mar 1918 1440 64 S.E.5a Pfalz D.III (DES) Pronville
3 23 Mar 1918 1515 64 S.E.5a Albatros D.V (DES) Biache
4 24 Mar 1918 1835 64 S.E.5a C (DES) Le Transloy
5 02 Apr 1918 1810 64 S.E.5a Albatros D.V (DES) Fricourt
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