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Name: William Edrington Gray
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Croix de Guerre (France) with Palme
Country: Scotland
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 213
Victories: 7
Born: 11 October 1898
Place of Birth: Mordington, Berwickshire, Scotland
Place of Death:  
William Edrington Gray joined the Royal Naval Air Service on 25 July 1917. Flying the Sopwith Camel, he scored seven victories with 213 Squadron in 1918. Post-war, he applied for numerous aircraft patents in the 1930s.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"Lieut. William Edrington Gray (Sea Patrol).
   Since May last this officer has destroyed three enemy machines and has taken part in five low-bombing raids. He is a most efficient officer, possessing great presence of mind, and invariably displaying cool courage in difficult situations. On a recent occasion he led a formation of forty machines to bomb an aerodrome; this was most successfully accomplished, and was largely due to Lieut. Gray's able and skilful leadership."
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 19 May 1918 1735 213 Sopwith Camel (B6239) Albatros D.V (DESF) 1 1 mi S of Woumen
2 02 Jun 1918 1935 213 Sopwith Camel (D3409) Pfalz D.III (OOC) 1 Moorslede
3 11 Aug 1918 1940 213 Sopwith Camel (D8189) Albatros C (DES) 2 4 mi SE of Dixmude
4 21 Aug 1918 1915 213 Sopwith Camel (D8189) Fokker D.VII (DES) 2 mi NW of Zeebrugge
5 23 Sep 1918 1745 213 Sopwith Camel (D8189) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 4 mi W of Thorout
6 25 Sep 1918 1425 213 Sopwith Camel (D8189) Fokker D.VII (OOC) E of Dixmude
7 01 Oct 1918 213 Sopwith Camel (D8189) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Houthulst Forest

1 Shared with Capt John Pinder (C65)
2 Shared with Lt Arthur Turner (D9964), Lt C P Sparkes (B7252), 2Lt E Toy (D3409)
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