Harold Balfour, First Lord BALFOUR of Inchrye PC MC* (9 e/a)
Flight Lieutenant Commander as 43(F) Sqn was formed by 23yr old Major Sholto Douglas MC; flew Western Front Sopwith Strutters & Camels; Churchill’s 1938-44 USofS for Air.
Representing the Royal Flying Corps & Royal Air Force
Pilot (Seaplane) Lieutenant Conrad Phillip BRISTOW
Joined RNAS in 1917 & left in 1919 as a Flight Lieutenant RAF. Flew SHORT 184 seaplanes over (936 made, in Battle of Jutland 1, one 1st torpedo sinking) 2 years: 230lb bomb (+ 2 pigeons), ANTI-SUBMARINE RECCE 406, 442 Flts (219 Sqn) [1899-2001] (101)1~
Gwilym LEWIS
Wing Commander Gwilym LEWIS DFC (12 e/a)
World War 1 Flying Ace. RFC & RAF, with 12 WW1 kills No.32 Sqn DH2s in France at 18, was last surviving WWI SE-5 fighter leader on No.40 Sqn, after Central Flying School Lieutenant Commander; WW2 in War Cabinet team reporting to & briefing CHURCHILL.
Ferdinand WEST
Air Commodore Ferdinand ‘Freddie’ WEST VC CBE MC
Recipient of the Victoria Cross. RFC & RAF, Captain Royal Munster Volunteers, 3 and 8 Sqns, last Air action, 17 Sqn, OC 4 Sqn WW1 VC Sqn, CO Farnborough, in WW2 Odiham & Air Attaché Berne