Captain Frank Clifton Gorringe was a World War I flying ace credited with 14 aerial victories. Gorringe was working as an express clerk when he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 23 September 1914, a week shy of his 25th birthday. Frank J. Gorringe was listed as his next of kin, and obviously is his father. The enlistee was five feet six inches tall, had a fair complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes, and professed to belong to the Church of England. He enlisted in the 5th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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  • Captain Frank Clifton Gorringe was a World War I flying ace credited with 14 aerial victories. Gorringe was working as an express clerk when he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 23 September 1914, a week shy of his 25th birthday. Frank J. Gorringe was listed as his next of kin, and obviously is his father. The enlistee was five feet six inches tall, had a fair complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes, and professed to belong to the Church of England. He enlisted in the 5th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Gorringe first trained as an observer and flew manning the observer's gun in a Sopwith 1½ Strutter with 43 Squadron in 1917. From there, he progressed to pilot's training and qualified to fly a Sopwith Camel for 70 Squadron. On 7 November 1917, he scored his first win; at the end of the year, on 28 December, he became an ace. He had driven down an enemy reconnaissance plane out of control, captured another, teamed with Frank Granger Quigley to set an Albatros D.V, and destroyed two other recce planes. He began the new year by helping to flame another recce plane; by 18 February 1918, on which date he burned one Albatros D.V and destroyed another, he had run his total to 14. His final tally was six planes set afire, five otherwise destroyed, two driven down out of control, and one captured. His Military Cross was gazetted on 16 August 1918. He was then returned to Home Establishment for a bit, not returning to action until 25 October 1918. In the waning days of the war, Gorringe flew ground attack sorties as a Flight Commander in 210 Squadron. On 9 November 1918, he actually landed just behind advancing friendly troops to brief them on the defenses they now faced. He won a Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions. (en)
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  • George Vof theUnited Kingdom
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  • 1889-9-30
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  • Eastbourne, Essex, England
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  • British flying ace (en)
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  • Captain Frank Clifton Gorringe was a World War I flying ace credited with 14 aerial victories. Gorringe was working as an express clerk when he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 23 September 1914, a week shy of his 25th birthday. Frank J. Gorringe was listed as his next of kin, and obviously is his father. The enlistee was five feet six inches tall, had a fair complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes, and professed to belong to the Church of England. He enlisted in the 5th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. (en)
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