Personnel Index - Detail
Captain Stokes had an eventful career with the following incidents being recorded.
25th April 1918:
DH 9 (serial C6121) Taxied into ditch on aerodrome while learning locality.
Lt DS Cramb Ok/Lt RC Stokes Ok
25th May 1918:
DH9 (serial C1173) Turned on nose after caught by wind on landing from bombing Cappty aerodrome.
Lt RC Stokes Ok/Pte1 LC Norman Ok
11th June 1918:
DH9 (serial C2185) Forced landing at Fouquerolles after main petrol tank longeron all main planes tail fin rudder and prop shot through during bombing.
Lt RC Stokes Ok/Lt CE Pullen Ok
18th June 1918:
DH9 (serial D463) Bad landing from bombing Roye.
Lt RC Stokes Ok/Lt FC Aulagnier Ok
7th August 1918:
DH9 (serial D3085) Bad landing from bombing Tournai junction.
Lt RC Stokes Ok/2Lt CE Pullen Ok
9th August 1918:
Lt RC Stokes wounded in combat.
11th August 1918:
Lt Stokes was injured when his DH9 (serial C2185) made a forced landing near Fouquerolles after a combat with enemy fighters.
His Observer, 2/Lt C E Pullen was also injured.
Believed posted to S.Africa.