||Ronald Frank Strickland Mauduit |
||30 Oct 1894
||Achalpur, India 
||21 Dec 1894
||Achalpur, India 
|captain, 7th Dragoon Guards and RAF |
|Royal Aero Club Aviatorsí Certificate |
||Royal Aero Club Aviatorsí Certificate 1917
||Royal Aero Club Aviatorsí Certificate 1917 002
|Military Cross (MC) see http://goo.gl/0E3iB |
- Lt. Ronald Frank Strickland Mauduit. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He carried out a most valuable single machine reconnaissance at a height of 500 feet, searching enemy roads and railways and obtaining important information. On another occasion, while on a photographic reconnaissance, he encountered twenty hostile scouts and drove down two of them out of control. He has destroyed ten enemy machines, and shown the greatest determination at his work. source: London Gazette, 5 July 1918 http://goo.gl/roxIq
||Ronald Frank Strickland Mauduit - army medals record card
||Ronald Mauduit |
||13 Mar 1928
||Sialkot, India 
||15 May 1928 
|on death of Ronald F S Maduit, to his widow Irene Helen. Effects £50 |
||33 years |
- World War I flying ace credited with nine aerial victories.
Mauduit was a cadet at RMC Sandhurst when World War I began. On 15 August 1914 he was commissioned into 7th (Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards upon graduation. On 17 May 1915 he was promoted to Temporary Lieutenant; he was confirmed in this rank 9 August 1915.
He earned Pilot's Certificate number 4271 on 24 February 1917. On 25 April 1917 he was seconded to Royal Flying Corps as a Lieutenant. On 12 July 1917, he began his victory string while assigned to 11 Squadron to fly a Bristol F.2 Fighter. By 17 October, with the aid of either E. R. Dibbs, Jack Mason, or C. C. Dennis manning the guns in the rear seat, he had driven down out of control six Albatros D.Vs. On 21 October, with Leslie McRobert in the back seat, Mauduit set a D.V. afire, destroyed another, and drove a third one down over Lecluse. On 12 December 1917, he was raised from Flying Officer to Flight Commander with the concomitant rank of Temporary Captain.
Post war On 8 December 1922, he was granted seniority as Captain from 20 November 1919.
||13 Feb 2013 |