Douglas Cameron (RAF officer)

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Douglas Evan Cameron
Born (1893-01-18)18 January 1893
Southampton, Hampshire, England
Died Unknown
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Royal Air Force
Years of service 1918–1919
Rank Second lieutenant
Unit No. 1 Squadron RAF

Second Lieutenant Douglas Evan Cameron (born 18 January 1893, date of death unknown) was a World War I flying ace credited with five victories.[1]

Cameron was appointed a probationary temporary second lieutenant on 10 March 1918,[2] and was confirmed in the rank on 20 May.[3] He joined No. 1 Squadron on 19 June. He scored his first victory on 15 September, over a Pfalz D.XII fighter, and the rest of his wins over Fokker D.VII fighters, with his final two coming on 28 October 1918. He shared credit for four of his five triumphs; among the other pilots aiding him were fellow aces Charles Lavers and William Ernest Staton.[4] He was transferred to the Unemployed List on 11 January 1919,[5] and received a mention in despatches for his "valuable services rendered during the war" in May.[6]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Douglas Evan Cameron". The Aerodrome. 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30584. p. 3443. 15 March 1918.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 30781. p. 7946. 5 July 1918.
  4. ^ Shores et.al. (1997), p.96.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 31147. p. 1373. 28 January 1919.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31378. p. 7040. 30 May 1919.
Bibliography
  • Shores, Christopher F.; Franks, Norman & Guest, Russell (1990). Above the Trenches: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915–1920. London, UK: Grub Street. ISBN 0-948817-19-4.