Graveley R.C

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Reginal Cubitt Graveley
Pilot Officer
Royal Air Force

Born: 10th March 1910
London, United kingdom

"The KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the following Awards: –

The Medal of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, For Gallantry: –

Flying Officer Reginald Cubitt Graveley (39315), Royal Air Force.

This officer displayed great gallantry and a total disregard of his own safety when the aircraft of which he was the pilot was shot down by an enemy fighter in September, 1939, and crashed in flames. Though badly burned, he pulled his wounded air observer from the wreckage to a place of safety and then returned to rescue the air gunner. He found the airman dead, however, and was unable to lift him from the cockpit."

Received the Empire Gallantry Medal for his deed, but was allowed to exchange his award for the George Cross after 24 September 1940.