Reginald Warneford blue plaque in Exmouth

Dolphin Hotel. Sub Lt R Warneford VC, Royal Naval Air Service, 2 Morton Road. Awarded VC for conspicuous bravery when on the 7 June 1915, flying a single engined aircraft, hand dropped bombs, destroying a German Zeppelin airship on a night flight over Belgium. Died 10 days later in a flying accident near Paris, aged 23.

Reginald Alexander John Warneford, VC (15 October 1891 – 17 June 1915) was a Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) officer who received the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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