Sailor in the Air. The Memoirs of the World's First Carrier Pilot. Author Richard Bell Davies.
'Joining the Naval Air Wing in 1913, he enjoyed a notably active and hair-raising career during the Great War, which included winning the VC for a daring rescue of a fellow pilot while under heavy fire. Later, he played a major part in crucial developments like arrestor gear, deck barriers and the 'island' superstructure.' He did much to prove the value of shipboard aviation.'