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Name: Alec Stratford Cunningham Reid
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 85
Victories: 7
Born: 1895
Place of Birth: Wayland, Norfolk
Died: 26 March 1977
Place of Death: Valbonne, France
 
 
Promoted to temporary Second Lieutenant whilst serving with the Corps of Royal Engineers. Reid entered politics after leaving the Royal Air Force and served as a Member of Parliament for many years.

Listed as "Alec Stratford Reid" in the birth registry and listed in several New York passenger lists and London telephone directories (1929-31) "Capt. Alec S.C. Reid." Also appears as "Alec Cunningham-Reid" in the Supplement to the London Gazette, 13 November 1914 and 24 Novmeber 1914.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"Lt. Alec Cunningham Reid (formerly R.E.).
   When engaging a column of infantry at a very low altitude, this officer saw a hostile balloon on the ground. This he attacked and burnt. On the two following days he shot down two aeroplanes, and a few days later destroyed a third."
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 16 Jun 1918 1230 85 S.E.5a (D6859) Balloon (DES) Kruiseik
2 17 Jun 1918 0630-0645 85 S.E.5a (D6859) C (DES) E of Bailleul
3 18 Jun 1918 0450 85 S.E.5a (D6859) C (DES) 1 Voormezeele
4 25 Jun 1918 1845 85 S.E.5a (D6859) Albatros D.V (OOC) Nieppe
5 25 Jun 1918 1915 85 S.E.5a (D6859) C (DES) Near Voormezeele
6 29 Jun 1918 2017 85 S.E.5a (C1922) Pfalz D.III (DES) Kemmel
7 03 Jul 1918 1215 85 S.E.5a (C1922) Pfalz D.III (DES) Bruges-Thielt

1 Shared with Capt Arthur Randall (B7870)
 
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