George by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India, [..]
To Our Trusty and well-beloved Michael Scott Campbell Gordon Greetings.
We, reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Loyalty, Courage and good Conduct, do by these Presents Constitute and Appoint you to be an Officer in Our Royal Air Force from the First day of April 1918. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge your Duty as such in the Rank of Lieutenant or in such higher Rank as We may from time to time hereafter be pleased to rpomote or approint you to, of which a notification will be made in the London Gazette, and you are at all times to exercise and well discipline in Arms both the inferior Officers and Men serving under you and use your best endeavours to keep them in good Order and Discipline. And We do hereby Command them to Obey you as their superior Officer and you to observe and follow such Orders and Directions as from time to time you shall receive from Us or any your superior Officer, according to the Rules and Discipline of War in pursuance of the Trust hereby reposed in you.
Given at Our Court, at Saint James’s, the First day of November 1918 in the Ninth Year of Our Reign.
By His Majesty’s Command.
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