Recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross and Bar (United Kingdom): Peter Scott, Roderic Dallas, Denys Rayner, Charles Lightoller Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781233116263

Published: August 19th 2011

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Recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross and Bar (United Kingdom): Peter Scott, Roderic Dallas, Denys Rayner, Charles Lightoller by Source Wikipedia
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: Peter Scott, Roderic Dallas, Denys Rayner, Charles Lightoller, Jimmy Launders, Edward Preston Young,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 35. Chapters: Peter Scott, Roderic Dallas, Denys Rayner, Charles Lightoller, Jimmy Launders, Edward Preston Young, Robert A. Little, Ronald Cuthbert Hay, Roy Brown, Samuel Kinkead, Euan Dickson, Peter Phipps, Leonard Slatter, Frederick Osborne, William Lancelot Jordan, Alastair Mars, Sandy Glen, Frederick Thornton Peters, Neil Rutherford, Peter Twiss, Ronald Graham, Barklie Lakin, John Edward Sharman, Reginald Whinney, David Foster, Leonard Henry Rochford, John Andrew Pearson.

Excerpt: Roderic Stanley (Stan) Dallas DSO, DSC & Bar (30 July 1891 - 1 June 1918) was an Australian fighter ace of World War I. His score of aerial victories is generally regarded as the second-highest by an Australian, after Robert Little- however there is considerable dispute over Dallass exact total.

While his official score is commonly given as 39, claim-by-claim analyses list as few as 32, and other research credits him with over 50, compared to Littles official tally of 47. Like Little, Dallas flew with British units, rather than the Australian Flying Corps. Beyond his personal triumphs in combat, Dallas achieved success as a squadron leader, both in the air and on the ground.

He was also an influential tactician and test pilot who trialled the latest British aeroplanes and flying equipment. His service spanned almost the entirety of World War I fighter aviation. Born on a remote property in rural Queensland, Dallas showed an early interest in aviation. He travelled to England at his own expense following the outbreak of World War I and became a pilot in the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) in August 1915. Initially seeing action with No. 1 Naval Wing on the Western Front in Caudrons and Nieuport 11s, he was chosen to test one of the earliest Sopwith Triplanes.

This became his favourite type, and he achieved many victories with it through 1916-17, ea...



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