Vincent, Stanley Flamank

Date of birth:
April 7th, 1897 (Hampstead/London, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
March 13th, 1976 (Bury St Edmunds/Suffolk, United Kingdom)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
Royal Flying Corps, Royal Army
Awarded on:
November 2nd, 1918
Air Force Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Group Captain
Unit:
RAF Northolt, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
October 25th, 1940
Action:
Group Captain Vincent has been observing his wing from the air and up to the end of September,1940, has made some dozen sorties alone. One day in September, 1940, he met 15 Dornier 215s and turned them back, damaging one. Later in September, 1940, he destroyed one of a large enemy formation, and created so much confusion that another Messerschmitt 109 was shot down by its own pilots. He is a born leader and has brought the efficiency of his station to a very high level.
Details:
In the function of Station Commander
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Air Vice-Marshal
Unit:
Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1945
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Air Vice-Marshal
Unit:
Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
February 15th, 1949
Action:
In recognition of valuable services rendered in connection with the war.
Legion of Merit - Commander (LoM - C)

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