Charles Humphrey Kingsman Edmonds

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Air Vice Marshal Charles Humphrey Kingsman Edmonds, C.B.E., D.S.O. (23 February, 1891 – 26 September, 1954) served in the Royal Navy and flew with the Royal Naval Air Service, successfully carrying out torpedo seaplane attacks in the Sea of Marmora.

Life & Career

Edmonds was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 17 February 1913 and became a Flight Lieutenant on 1 July 1914.

In December 1914, Edmonds participated in the Cuxhaven Raid, his being one of just three seaplanes to successfully return to the launching fleet near Heligoland.

On 20 March 1915 he was appointed to the seaplane carrier H.M.S. Engadine, but this was immediately altered to Ben-my-Chree, which was proceeding to the eastern Mediterranean to support operations off Gallipoli.

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