Gp Capt Lionel Rees VC OBE MC AFC
On Attachment to the Royal Flying Corps. Major Lionel Rees mistook a formation of enemy aircraft as friendly until they attacked him. After an initial short encounter, he drove the aircraft off damaged. Then, other aircraft started firing at him at long range, but he dispersed them too, seriously damaging two of them. While chasing a further two German aircraft, he was wounded in the thigh and lost control of his aircraft. Having regained control, Major Lionel Rees closed up with the enemy; fired off all his remaining ammunition before landing his aircraft safely back at his base airfield.
Rank/Regt: Attached RFC