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Stuart Grant-Dalton

Stuart Grant-Dalton and an unidentified man beside an Auckland Aero Club aircraft. Whites Aviation Ltd :Photographs. Ref: WA-24981-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Stuart Grant-Dalton and an unidentified man beside an Auckland Aero Club aircraft. Whites Aviation L …


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    Stuart AWMM
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    Grant-Dalton AWMM
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    5 April 1886 AWMM BournemouthEngland AWMM
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Military decorations

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    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order and bar (DSO*) AWMM
      His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order, in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the field:— Capt. Stuart Grant-Dalton, York. R., and R.F.C. For conspicuous gallantry and resource. When on return from escort duty his observer, 2nd Lt. Paris, discovered one of our machines which had been forced to land in enemy country owing to damage by hostile fire. Capt. Grant-Dalton with great gallantry landed, destroyed the machine, which was past repair, and returned ninety miles to his aerodrome with his observer and the pilot of the other machine (London Gazette, 27 July 1916). The undermentioned have been awarded a Bar to their Distinguished Service Order for subsequent acts of conspicuous gallantry:— Capt. Stuart Grant-Dalton, D.S.O., York. R. For conspicuous gallantry in action. He attacked two hostile aeroplanes, although quite unsupported. Later, after being attacked by another enemy machine and wounded in three places, he brought his machine back and landed safely. (The Distinguished Service Order was awarded in London Gazette dated 27th July 1916.) In addition to the DSO and Bar, Grant-Dalton was Mentioned in Despatches three times, received the Air Force Cross (3 June 1919) and the Order of the Nile, 4th Class (9 March 1917). (London Gazette, 25 November 1916). AWMM
    • Air Force Cross (AFC) AWMM
      3 June 1919 AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) Twice AWMM
    • Order of the Nile, 4th Class (Egypt) AWMM
      9 March 1917 AWMM

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  • Wing Commander S. Grant-Dalton, D.S.O. and bar, Royal Flying Corps and R.A.F.. Subsequently, as Director of Air Services to the New Zealand Permanent Air Force, 1929-31, played a prominent part in the establishment of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (the R.N.Z.A.F. was formed 1st April, 1937). AWMM


About death

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    1971 AWMM
    DevonEngland AWMM
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