Herbert Frank Stacey Drewitt received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 3917 on a Curtiss Flying Boat at New Zealand Aviation School, Kohimarama on 1 December 1916.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. (T./Capt.) Herbert Frank Stacey
Drewitt, R.F.C., Spec. Res.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He, with another pilot, persistently attacked a large body of hostile cavalry, with the result that great confusion was caused, many casualties inflicted, and the horses stampeded in all directions. On a later occasion he engaged with machine-gun fire from a low altitude two hostile field batteries which were shelling our infantry. He has destroyed in all six enemy machines and has brought down out of control six others. He has displayed exceptional skill and gallantry.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 22 June 1918 (30761/7408)