William Elliott (RAF officer)
|William Boyd Elliott|
|Born||26 August 1898
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
|Died||27 March 1979|
|Years of service||1917 - 1918|
|Unit||No. 103 Squadron RFC, No. 205 Squadron RAF|
|Awards||Distinguished Flying Cross|
Honours and awards citations
Lieut. (T./Capt.) William Boyd Elliott.
This officer has taken part in one hundred bombing raids, in the majority of which he has been leader, a position for which he has the essential qualities in a marked degree. viz., courage, resolution, and resource. While leading one bombing raid his formation was attacked by thirty hostile machines; ten of these were destroyed, the objective was successfully bombed, and the formation returned without the loss of a machine. This brilliant success was mainly due to Captain Elliott's skilful leadership.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 2 November 1918 (30989/12964)
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