Sydney Dalrymple

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Sydney Dalrymple
Sydney Dalrymple.jpg
Born 11 May 1885
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died Unknown
Allegiance British Empire
Service/branch Aviation
Years of service 1915 - 1918
Rank Captain
Unit No. 27 Squadron RFC, No. 24 Squadron RFC, No. 139 Squadron RAF
Awards Distinguished Flying Cross

Captain Sydney Dalrymple was an Australian World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.[1]

Dalrymple joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1915. He was trained as a pilot and assigned to fly a Martinsyde G.100 "Elephant" for 27 Squadron. During the course of bombing missions, he claimed his first win on 1 July 1916. He was promoted to Flight Commander and assigned to 27 Squadron from 22 May through 12 July 1917. His next transfer removed him from the Western Front and sent him to Italy. He joined No. 139 Squadron RAF as a captain, and piloted Bristol F.2 Fighters. He was assigned to reconnaissance patrols, but still ended up in dogfights. He destroyed four more enemy fighters, scoring double wins on 8 August and 13 September 1918.[2]

Honors and awards[edit]

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

"Dalrymple was a gallant and skilful leader who has been instrumental in destroying at least five enemy machines. He has carried out many reconnaissances under very difficult circumstances and brought back most valuable information, including photographs of the enemy's position."[3]


  1. ^ Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  2. ^ Above the Trenches: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-1920. p. 132. 
  3. ^ Supplement to the London Gazette, 2 November 1918 (30989/12964)


  • Above the Trenches: a Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-1920. Christopher F. Shores, Norman L. R. Franks, Russell Guest. Grub Street, 1990. ISBN 0-948817-19-4, ISBN 978-0-948817-19-9.