For skill and courage in carrying out 2 successful bombing raids on Bruges Docks on the night of 17-18 Feb 1918. He has taken part in many night bombing raids flying Handley-Pages.
D.F.C. London Gazette 8.2.1919.
This officer has carried out 64 raids at night, displaying at all times great perserverance in reaching the objective and marked gallantry in attack, notably on the night of 3rd-4th October, when he twice raided an important railway junction, dropping his bombs with skill and precision from 800 feet, obtaining direct hits, and causing serious damage. On the night in question no other machine bombed from a height of less than 4,000 feet owing to the very heavy hostile fire.
Russian Medal for faithful service awarded for serving as 3rd Officer aboard S.S.Thracia.
The lot comes with one log book which begins with him training in June 1916 with Lieutenant Fowler, at the R.N.A.S. training establishment, Cranwell. He carried out his first air raid on Zeebrugge on 31st May 1917, the remainder of the book covers a further 21 raids which are well documented in the log book.
There is also a translated piece of paper relating to the certificate of his Russian medal for faithful service, and a detailed obituary in the RAF Manston Quarterly of September 1937. Prior to joining the forces he served with the Cunard Line, and he continued again after WW1. He left Cunard in early 1937 and went to Manston as an instructor in navigation for Specialist courses. He died on 15.8.1937.
A Great War D.S.C., D.F.C., group of six to Captain B.A.Millson, Royal Air Force,