Ellis Vair Reid
|Ellis Vair Reid|
|Born||31 October 1889
|Died||28 July 1917 (aged 27)|
|Service/branch||Royal Naval Air Service|
|Rank||Flight Sub Lieutenant|
|Unit||3W, No. 10 Squadron RNAF|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Cross|
Text of citations
Distinguished Service Cross
"Flt. Sub-Lieut. Ellis Vair Reed, R.N.A.S. (since missing).
In recognition of his services on the following occasions:
On the 6th June, 1917, he attacked and drove down one of four hostile scouts. This machine dived nose first into the ground and was destroyed.
On the afternoon of the 15th June, 1917, he was leading a patrol of three scouts and encountered a formation of ten enemy machines. During the combat which ensued he forced one machine down completely out of control. Next he attacked at a range of about 30 yards another hostile scout. The pilot of this machine was killed, and it went down completely out of control.
This officer has at all times shown the greatest bravery and determination."
"WWI Aces of Canada:Ellis Reid". www.theaerodrome.com. Retrieved 2008-06-19.
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