William Elliott (RAF officer)

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William Boyd Elliott
Born 26 August 1898
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Died 27 March 1979
Allegiance George V
Service/branch Flying service
Years of service 1917 - 1918
Rank Captain
Unit No. 103 Squadron RFC, No. 205 Squadron RAF
Awards Distinguished Flying Cross

Captain William Boyd Elliott was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories.[1]

Honours and awards citations[edit]

Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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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