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Mannock, E. (Edward 'Mick')

Full nameMannock, E. (Edward 'Mick')
ClassificationRoll of Honour
SeriesRoll of Honour 1914-1918
First namesEdward 'Mick'
Service no
OrganisationRoyal Air Force
Unit85 Squadron (Commanding Officer)
Prisoner of warNo
Result of accident
Death dateJuly 26th 1918
Terms of enlistment
AwardsV.C., D.S.O., M.C.
Attached fromRoyal Engineers
Death detailsMissing - Killed in Action 26 July 1918. Flying S.E. 5a E1295 on an Offensive Patrol, he was in combat with an enemy two-seater over Lestrem, which he destroyed, with Lt D Inglis at a very low altitude. Mannock was hit by ground machine-gun fire, his

Poppies dedicated to Mannock, E. (Edward 'Mick')

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“He was not only the outstanding pilot of World War One but a man in the full sense of word, much older than he should have been for the stresses he bore, a warm, lovable individual, of many moods and characteristics, and I will always salute his memory.” -- Grid Caldwell, CO of 74 Squadron

A true leader loved and worshipped by all his comrades, and by me, a girl who lives today in a peaceful world and knows him from reading WWI aviation books. Mick is my own hero. -- a girl from China

Favillae, Saturday June 2nd 2018 11:38

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An inspiration to the men who faught in the skies of no mans land, he will never be forgotten.
"cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home?" ~ Cliff Burton
R.I.P Mick

Robert Fields, Monday September 18th 2017 13:51

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Rest in peace.

Hal smalley, Saturday May 14th 2016 13:04

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Very brave man, an inspiration!

Graham, Sunday January 31st 2016 14:13

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An inspiration to others

Andy Gregory, Thursday November 5th 2015 17:55

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A brave & heroic man. Lived in Wellingborough , Northants for a time during WW1 & is remembered there ,with a street & Medical Centre named after him .From a resident of Wellingborough xx

Janette Panter, Tuesday September 16th 2014 11:33

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Your bravery in the face of your own fear and your dedication to the leadership of others is an inspiration to us all. Long may you be remembered.

Geoff King, Tuesday September 9th 2014 20:47