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Name: Andrew Cameron Kiddie
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Bar
Croix de Guerre [Belgium]
Andrew Cameron Kiddie
Country: South Africa
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 32, 74
Victories: 15
Born: 07 November 1889
Place of Birth: Kimberley, Northern Cape
Place of Death:  
Having served with the 18th South African Mounted Rifles, Andrew Cameron Kiddie traveled to England to join the Royal Flying Corps. 2nd Lieutenant Kiddie received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 3719 on a Maurice Farman biplane at military school, Brooklands on 17 October 1916. Posted to 32 Squadron in 1917, he scored his first victory flying a D.H.5. Later that year, he served as an instructor with the Home Establishment. Among his students was future ace Ira Jones. In the spring of 1918, Kiddie was back in France flying the S.E.5a with 74 Squadron. On the morning of 8 May 1918, just days after scoring his second victory, Kiddie's flight of six S.E.5As was pounced on by ten Fokker Triplanes. With a badly damaged aircraft, Kiddie was the only pilot to make it back to the aerodrome. He went on to become a flight commander in the summer of 1918 and scored thirteen more victories by the end of the war.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (A./Capt.) Andrew Cameron Kiddie. (FRANCE)
   A gallant officer, who has proved himself resolute and courageous in aerial combats. He has to his credit six enemy machines and one balloon shot down in flames.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 20 Jul 1917 32 D.H.5 EA (OOC)  
2 03 May 1918 1855 74 S.E.5a LVG C (DES) 1 S of Merville
3 19 May 1918 1700 74 S.E.5a (C6450) Balloon (DES) W of Armentières
4 21 May 1918 0750 74 S.E.5a (C6450) Pfalz D.III (OOC) NE of Merville
5 30 May 1918 1540 74 S.E.5a (C6491) Albatros D.V (OOC) Steenwerck
6 06 Jun 1918 1935 74 S.E.5a Pfalz D.III (DES) 2 2 mi W of Roulers
7 09 Jun 1918 0805 74 S.E.5a Albatros C (DES) 3 S of Mt. Kemmel
8 30 Jul 1918 1145 74 S.E.5a (E1400) Pfalz D.III (DES) Merville
9 05 Sep 1918 1045 74 S.E.5a Fokker D.VII (DES) S of Cambrai
10 05 Sep 1918 1910 74 S.E.5a Fokker D.VII (OOC) W of Lille
11 26 Oct 1918 1455 74 S.E.5a Fokker D.VII (DES) Cordes
12 28 Oct 1918 1440 74 S.E.5a Fokker D.VII (DES) 4 NW of Wortegem
13 30 Oct 1918 0820 74 S.E.5a Fokker D.VII (DES) Quaremont-Wortegem
14 01 Nov 1918 1550 74 S.E.5a Fokker D.VII (DES) W of Audenarde
15 04 Nov 1918 1015 74 S.E.5a Fokker D.VII (DES) Cordes

1 Shared with Capt Edward Mannock, Lt Henry Dolan, Lt Harris Clements
2 Shared with Capt Edward Mannock, Capt Wilfred Young, Lt Harris Clements
3 Shared with Capt Edward Mannock, Lt Harris Clements
4 Shared with Lt Frederick Gordon, Lt R O Hobhouse
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