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Log book - Pilot's flying, Kenneth Henry Millward, 1916-1917

Log book - Pilot's flying, Kenneth Henry Millward, 1916-1917

Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) pilot's flying log book belonging to Flight Sub-Lieutenant Kenneth Henry Millward. Covers his training at RNAS Redcar from 17 July 1916 and RNAS Cranwell from 24 October 1916, then RNAS Freiston and Dover in January and February 1917. Also covers his active service with No. 8 (Naval) Squadron (3 operations) 24 February-25 March 1917 and 1 (Naval) Squadron (at least 81 operations) 26 March-19 June 1917.

Millward was born in Aramoho, Whanganui, on 25 September 1896. He enlisted in the RNAS on 14 May 1916 and began pilot training on 10 June 1916, achieving his first solo flight on 8 September and his pilot’s badge on 18 January 1917. He was posted to No. 8 (Naval) Squadron on 24 February 1917 and No. 1 (Naval) Squadron on 21 March. Millward flew at least 84 operations in Sopwith Triplanes and was credited with two enemy aircraft out of control and one other shared. He was killed in action on 7 July 1917 when he was shot down while on patrol over Belgium.


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