THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
MacLEAN Cuthbert Trelawder
Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Scots Fusiliers

CITATION
Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Gazetted 30 December 1932, p4

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 30 May 1919, P7030
In recognition of distinguished services rendered during the war, in France, as an officer of the Royal Air Force

Military Cross
Gazetted 18 JFebruary 1915,

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 14 January 1915

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 16 March 1916

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 8 November 1918,

Legion of Honour, Chevalier (France)
Gazetted 21 July 1918,

AWARDS
Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross
1914 Star with bar
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches
General Service Medal 1918
       Palestine
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
Coronation Medal 1937
Legion of Honour (France)

NOTES
Born 18 October 1886, Greymouth, New Zealand
Died 25 February 1969, England

BIOGRAPHICAL
Educated at Wanganui Collegiate School and Auckland University College in New Zealand, MacLean served in the First World War in the 7th Royal Fusiliers and was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps in 1915. He was awarded his aviator's certificate in October 1915 and successively served as a flight, squadron, wing and brigade commander. He received the Distinguished Service Order for distinguished service in France.
He went on to be Air Officer Commanding British Forces Aden in 1929 and Director of Postings at the Air Ministry in 1931 before becoming Air Officer Commanding Middle East Command in 1934. He was appointed Air Officer Commanding No. 2 (Bomber) Group in 1938 and served in that role in the early stages of the Second World War before retiring in 1940.
He was awarded the rank of Chevalier in the Légion d'honneur.