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Name: Edwin Tufnell Hayne
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Edwin Hayne
Country: South Africa
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 3N (RNAS)
203 (RAF)
Victories: 15
Born: 28 May 1895
Place of Birth:
Died: 28 April 1919 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire, England
Cemetery: Castle Bromwich (SS. Mary and Margaret) Churchyard, Warwickshire Image
 
 
A Sopwith Camel pilot, Edwin Tufnell Hayne joined the Royal Naval Air Service in 1916. Posted to 3 Naval Squadron (later 203 Squadron) in 1917, he scored his first victory in August, shooting down an Albatros D.V south of Middelkerke. In 1919, Hayne was killed in a crash while flying a Bristol Fighter.

Living in Johannesburg, South Africa, before the war; attended King Edward VII School, at Johannesburg.
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flt. Sub-Lieut, (now Flt. Lieut.) Edwin Tufnell Hayne, R.N.A.S.
   In recognition of his services with a Wing of the R.N.A.S. at Dunkirk between March and September, 1917. He has had numerous engagements with enemy aircraft and on the 16th August, 1917, attacked an enemy aerodrome and placed a whole flight of machines out of action by machine-gun fire. During a flight of over two hours, during which time he attacked transport and railways, he never exceeded a height of 1,000 feet.
UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls; DSC Citation
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) Edwin T'ufnell Hayne, D.S.C. (late R.N.A.S.).
   During the recent enemy offensive this officer carried out forty-eight special missions. Flying at extremely low altitudes he has inflicted heavy casualties on massed troops and transport. In addition he has accounted for ten enemy machines, destroying three and driving down seven out of control; in these encounters he has never hesitated to engage the enemy, however superior in numbers. On one occasion he observed ten hostile aeroplanes harassing three Dolphines; he attacked three of the enemy, driving one down in flames.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Aug 1917 1550 3N Sopwith Camel (B3895) Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Middelkerke
2 10 Sep 1917 1800 3N Sopwith Camel (B3895) DFW C.V (CAP) 1 Furnes
3 18 Mar 1918 1105 3N Sopwith Camel (B7231) Albatros D.V (OOC) Habourdin-Seclin
4 18 Mar 1918 1240 3N Sopwith Camel (B7231) DFW C (DES) 2 1 mi E of Henin-Lietard
5 21 Mar 1918 1645 3N Sopwith Camel (B7231) Albatros C (DESF) 3 4 mi E of Bapaume
6 24 Mar 1918 1655 3N Sopwith Camel (B7231) Albatros D.V (OOC) 4 Vaux
7 03 May 1918 1140 203 Sopwith Camel (D3376) Fokker DR.I (OOC) Neuve Eglise-Armentières
8 03 May 1918 1140 203 Sopwith Camel (D3376) Fokker DR.I (OOC) Neuve Eglise-Armentières
9 15 May 1918 1145 203 Sopwith Camel (D3376) LVG C (DES) 5 Salome
10 17 May 1918 1150 203 Sopwith Camel (D3376) DFW C (DES) Steenwerck
11 18 May 1918 0750 203 Sopwith Camel (D3376) Pfalz D.III (OOC) 6 Neuf Berquin
12 18 May 1918 1040 203 Sopwith Camel (D3376) Pfalz D.III (DESF) Merville-Estaires
13 19 May 1918 1035 203 Sopwith Camel (D3376) Pfalz D.III (DES) E of Merville
14 30 May 1918 1810 203 Sopwith Camel (D3376) Albatros D.V (OOC) Fournes-en-Weppes
15 16 Jun 1918 0610 203 Sopwith Camel (D3417) DFW C (DES) 7 Estaires

1 Shared with FCdr R F Redpath (B3785), FSL G S Harrower (B3782), FSL Harold Beamish, FSL George Anderson
2 Shared with FSL Ronald Berlyn
3 Shared with FCdr Leonard Rochford, FSL O P Adam (B3798), FSL K D MacLeod (B7222), FSL James Glen, FSL Aubrey Ellwood, FSL C S Devereux (B7228), FSL L A Sands (B7216), FSL William Chisam, FSL Ronald Berlyn
4 Shared with FLt S Smith, FSL Ronald Berlyn, FCdr Frederick Armstrong, FLt Louis Bawlf, FCdr Arthur Whealy, FLt Edmund Pierce and FSL Frederick Britnell
5 Shared with Lt WW Goodnow (B7198), Lt A N Webster (B3788), Lt John Breakey, Lt H W Skinner (B7231), Capt Harold Beamish
6 Shared with Capt Robert Little
7 Shared with Lt William Sidebottom, Lt C F Brown (D9535), Lt R Stone (D3571), Lt Y E S Kirkpatrick (D3414)
 
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