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F.F.W. Hall  to  T.G. Hynes
Hall,
Francis Frederick Walby
F.F.W. Hall (Photo courtesy of Mr André M. Steenkamp) F.F.W. Hall
Married ((09?).1925, Woolwich district, Kent) ... Sandibanks.
06.04.1902
Romford district, Essex
-
Fl. Cadet
?
P/O
15.08.1923 [16095]
F/O
15.02.1925
F/Lt.
20.03.1929
Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1936
W/Cdr.
01.01.1940 (retd 16.04.1947; retaining rank of Gp.Capt.)
(T) Gp.Capt.
01.03.1942
Education: RAF College, Cranwell.
15.08.1923


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)



qualified at specialist photographic course; completed satisfactorily a course at the Military or Naval Staff College



served at some time at Waterkloof Air Station Pretoria
Hall,
Frederick Walter Hick
F.W.H. Hall
Only son of the F.W. Hick Hall, of Rough Side Hall, Northumberland, and of Mrs. Hall (remarried Mrs. James Willie Heslop), of Broadlands, Charmouth. Dorset.
Engaged (1930) Joyce Whetham, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Austen Whetham, of Bridport, Dorset.
Engaged (1932) Brenda Moody, youngest daughter of Dr. C.H. Moody, CBE.
Engaged (1938) Margaret Joan Rebbeck, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs F.E. Rebbeck, of Knock, Belfast.
01.09.1906
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
-
P/O (prob) 18.07.1925 [19240]
P/O 18.01.1926
F/O 18.02.1927
F/Lt. 05.11.1930
Sq.Ldr. 01.04.1937
(T) W/Cdr. 01.03.1940
W/Cdr. 11.1942, seniority 01.10.1940
(T) Gp.Capt. 01.06.1942, seniority 01.03.1942
Gp.Capt. 01.07.1949 (retd 28.12.1950; own request)
18.07.1925     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
      qualified at specialist armament course
15.06.1926     2 Squadron RAF (Manston)
(1931)     26 (Co-operation) Squadron RAF (Catterick)
27.01.1936     School of Army Co-operation RAF (Old Sarum)
01.06.1936     permanent commission
21.12.1937     No. 2 Armament Training Camp RAF (Aldergrove) (for armament duties)
24.04.1940     transferred, RAF (Technical Branch)
06.1941 - 12.1941 Officer Commanding, 42 Air School in Port Elizabeth
Hall,
Geoffrey Henry
G.H. Hall
?
-
Sq.Ldr. (retd)
01.01.1925
Air Force Cross AFC
?
?
       
Hamilton,
Benjamin Henry Noel Hans
B.H.N.H. Hamilton (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Clay)
Eldest son (with one brother and one sister) of Henry Best Hans Hamilton (1850-1935), and Margaret Gordon Bond-Cabball.
Brother of Lt.Cdr. George Cecil Hans Hamilton, RNVR.
Married 1st (07.07.1906) Ida Mortimer (1879-1931), 3rd daughter of Percy Mortimer, JP of Ashe Park; one son, two daughters.
Married 2nd (02.03.1931) Vronwy "Vera" Edwards, daughter of John Edwards of Aberystwith; one son.
25.12.1882
London
-
13.11.1969
T/Lt. RNVR 03.04.1915
Sq.Ldr. 01.04.1918 (retd 05.08.1925) [01163] (recalled 25.08.1939) (reverted to retd 21.03.1945; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 03.06.1918 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1919 Flanders
WW I     served in Royal  Naval Air Service; first to plot and track submarines on radio wave length, and to broadcast from France
01.04.1918     first commission, RAF
03.10.1919     permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
01.10.1919 - ? Staff Officer, 1st Class, Air Ministry (temporary)
Raced "Tweedledum" and "Tweedledee" Peugeots at Brooklands, 1920s.
WW II     served in RAF (W/Cdr)
24.04.1940     transferred, Technical Branch
Hamilton,
[John *] Eric Vivian Colclough
E.V.C. Hamilton (Photo courtesy of Mrs Kath Jones)
* added this towards the end of his life
One of four sons and two daughters of Bernard Montague Champion Hamilton, and Hilda Katherine Fendell, daughter of Maj.Gen. Fendall Currie, Comr. of Fysabad.
Married 1st (30.04.1918) Norah Fitzmaurice, daughter of Col. John Colly Burkitt, RAMC (marriage dissolved); one son (Lt.Cdr. John Colley Colclough Hamilton, RN).
Married 2nd (29.06.1949, Vancouver) Marion Eunice, daughter of John Colborne Coote of Vancouver B.C.
22.11.1896
Fyzabad Up, India
-
26.06.1964
Army:

T/2nd Lt.
22.12.1914
T/Lt.
?
Lt.
15.10.1921, seniority 02.07.1915 (reld 10.1922)
RAF / RCAF:

Lt.
01.04.1918 (Aeroplane & Seaplane Officer)
Sq.Ldr.
? (reld 06.11.1945)

World War I: Victory Medal; British War Medal; 1914-1915 Star

Education: Cheltenham College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
22.12.1914


commissioned, 4th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment - Territorial Force
01.07.1915
-
1917
served in Gallipoli and France - Royal Flying Corps (No. 4 A.A.B. RAF)
1918
-
1919
test pilot, Royal Flying Corps
1920
-
1922
3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment (served in India at Bareilly, Fyzabad, NW Frontier, Ishapore, Dum-dum, Chaubattia & Naini-tal)



emigrated to Canada



reactivated with Western Air Command RCAF as armament officer & staff officer operational requirements



served Costal Command RAF
Hanbury,
Henry Theobald
H.T. Hanbury
Son of Charles and Ethel May Hanbury (née Cranham), of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
Brother of Sq.Ldr. Reginald Lewis Hanbury, RAF.
(06?).1917
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
-
20.11.1946
[age 29]
[Suez War Memorial Cemetery, 5.A.4]
Sgt.
? [527016]
P/O (prob)
20.05.1943 [52166]
(WS) F/O (prob)
20.11.1943
(WS) F/Lt.
20.05.1945
F/Lt.
31.12.1946, seniority 20.11.1946



joined RAF just before the war & served in the ranks
20.05.1943
 
 
first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
09.05.1946


extended service commission
?
-
20.11.1946
Flight Engineer, 511 Squadron RAF
[flying accident, 50 miles southeast of Cairo on a return journey from England to India]
Hanbury,
Reginald Lewis
R.L. Hanbury
Son of Charles and Ethel May Hanbury (née Cranham), of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
Married Norma Ruth Hanbury (née ...).
Brother of F/Lt. Henry Theobald Hanbury, RAF.
(09?).1913
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
-
08.06.1944
[age 30]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 200]
(T) F/Sgt.
? [563974]
P/O (prob)
01.04.1940 [43690]
P/O
01.04.1941
(WS) F/O
11.02.1941
(WS) F/Lt.
11.02.1942
(A) or (T) Sq.Ldr.
1943?
01.04.1940
 
 
first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
08.06.1944
254 Squadron RAF
Hancock,
Charles Ronald
C.R. Hancock
?
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1936
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
?
?
Education: psa.
       
Hankins,
Maurice Henry
M.H. Hankins (Photo courtesy of Mrs Faith Clements)
31.12.1914
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
12.1990
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
(A) P/O (prob) 02.09.1939 [42602]
P/O (prob) 18.02.1940
P/O 10.07.1940
(WS) F/O 18.02.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 18.02.1942
F/Lt. 01.11.1947, seniority 01.01.1943 (reld 10.07.1963; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(A) Sq.Ldr. 1943?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
15.10.1943
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1943
?
02.09.1939     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
(1943)     199 Squadron RAF
10.07.1945     transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for air force service)
13.10.1948 - 10.07.1963

transferred to Class "A"; granted an extension of service for three years and transferred to Class "C" with effect from 10th July 1949, followed by several other extensions of service

Hardy,
Richard
R. Hardy

10.09.1915 ?
-
09.1997
Ashford district, Kent ?
(A) P/O (prob) 15.04.1939 [41921]
P/O (prob) 06.11.1939
P/O 06.02.1940
(WS) F/O 06.11.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 06.11.1941
F/Lt. 01.11.1947, seniority 01.01.1943
15.04.1939     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
06.11.1939 - 15.08.1940 234 Squadron RAF
[At around 18.30 hours on 15th August 1940, the squadron was in combat with enemy fighters off Swanage. During the melee, Hardy’s Spitfire Mk I (N3277) was severely damaged. He force landed at Cherbourg and was captured.]
15.08.1940 - 1945 POW (No. 3595) in German captivity
06.02.1943     transferred to Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for air force service)
05.05.1948     transferred from Class (C) to Class (A)
31.08.1948     transferred from Class (A) to Class (C)
Hardy,
Stephen Haistwell
S.H. Hardy
29.01.1905
-
08.04.1945
Sq.Ldr. 01.10.1936
A/Cdre. ?
Education: psa.
      qualified at a specialist course in engineering
Harriman,
Douglas Sidney Reeve
D.S.R. Harriman
Second son of Sidney Reeve Harriman (1873-1939), and May Harriman (née Clare), of North Ealing, London.
Married ((12?).1939, Brentford district, London)  Mary Margaret Evans.
18.02.1920
Holborn, St Giles district, London
-
25.05.1940
(KIA) [age 20]
[St Inglevert Churchyard, France, collective grave]
[commemorated at the Ealing Common War Memorial]
(A) P/O (prob)
01.04.1939 [41846]
P/O (prob)
21.10.1939
P/O
23.01.1940
Education: Gate House School, Kingston Hill, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey
Trained as a quantity surveyor at London Polytechnic before joining the RAF in 1938.
1938
-
01.03.1939
No. 13 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School RAF (White Waltham Aerodrome, Maidenhead, Berkshire)
01.04.1939
 
 
commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
19.06.1939


No. 13 Flying Training School RAF (Drem, East Lothian, Scotland)
?

-

25.05.1940

pilot, 15 Squadron RAF
[on 15.05.1940 he flew his Blenheim L8856 over the Belgian coast when his starboard propeller fell off & made a forced landing at the Grote Boom-Polder near Aardenburg, The Netherlands]
[on 25.05.1940 he was airborne at 1027 hrs from Wyton in his Blenheim P6913; shot down near St-Inglevert (Pas-de-Calais), midway on the main road between Calais and Marquise, France; complete crew was killed]

Harris,
Guy
G. Harris
1918 ?
-
15.02.2007
West Sussex
[aged 89]
(A) P/O (prob)
23.03.1936
F/O
27.07.1938
Sq.Ldr.
01.06.1944
W/Cdr.
?
23.03.1936


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
(09.1939)


32 Squadron RAF (Biggin Hill)
(05.1940)


253 Squadron RAF (battle for France)
1940
-
?
Flying Instructor, 56 Officer Training Unit
Harris,
Paul Ivor
P.I. Harris (Portrait courtesy of Mr Patrick Harris)
Son (with two brothers) of Rev. Charles Harris, DD, Vicar of South Leigh, Witney (1865-1936), and Emily Mary Fryer-Smith (1868-1946).
Married (23.10.1937, St Mary Le Strand) Rosalind Kitty Bennett; one daughter, one son.
14.12.1906
Bridgenorth district, Shropshire
-
29.12.1985
Surrey South-Eastern district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 21.06.1927
P/O (prob) 28.12.1931 [32124]
P/O 28.12.1932
F/O 28.07.1933
F/Lt. 28.07.1936
Sq.Ldr. 01.02.1939
(A) W/Cdr. (1940)
(T) W/Cdr. 01.03.1941
(WS) W/Cdr. 16.03.1943
(T) Gp.Capt. 01.07.1944
Sq.Ldr. 20.05.1947, dated 01.09.1945, seniority 01.02.1939
Gp.Capt. 01.11.1947, seniority 01.07.1947 (retd 01.05.1955)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 20.02.1940 ?
Education: Lancing College (09.1920-07.1924; Heads, shooting VIII 1923-24, swimming team 1924).
Solicitor.
      late Cadet, Lancing College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
21.06.1927     commissioned, 8th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment - Territorial Army
28.12.1931     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
29.12.1931     RAF Depot Uxbridge
09.01.1932     No. 2 Flying Training School RAF (Digby)
13.10.1935     47 (Bomber) Squadron RAF (Khartoum)
      Flew Wellington bombers during the war including 'R for Robert' - N2980 - took part in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, and on 18th December 1939 was part of a force of 22 Wellingtons tasked to make a daylight attack on German shipping at Wilhelmshaven. The force was decimated by German fighters, and only 7 aircraft survived to fight again. Records show that 'R for Robert' landed at RAF Coltishall at 1600 hrs after the battle, and its pilot, Sqn Ldr Paul Harris, was awarded the DFC. On 6th October 1940 N2980 was taken 'on charge' by No 20 OTU, and some weeks later (31st December 1940) was on an ill-fated navigational training mission. The aircraft, piloted by Sqn Ldr Marwood-Elton, flew into a snowstorm some 20 minutes from Lossiemouth when the starboard engine failed. Because of the poor weather the captain ordered the trainee navigators to bail out and then, with the copilot managed to ditch the aircraft on Loch Ness. The Wellington soon sank and settled 70 metres below the surface. Wellington 'R for Robert' was salvaged from Loch Ness 21st September 1985 and transported to the Brooklands Museum of Motor Racing and Aviation where it has been restored, and is on display.
03.08.1940 - 30.08.1940 Commanding Officer, 7 Squadron RAF
28.12.1942     transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for air force service)
20.05.1947     permanent commission, RAF (General Duties Branch)
Harris,
Sydney Herbert Verder
S.H.V. Harris
01.06.1905
Romford district, Essex
-
(03?).1983
Hove district, East Sussex
P/O
17.12.1924
Sq.Ldr.
01.02.1937
Gp.Capt.
01.10.1946 (retd 01.07.1955)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
?
?
Education: psa
       
Harris,
Vorley
V. Harris
Only son of Uriah Harris (1864-1960), and Adeline Harris (?-1958), of Pontypridd.
Married (27.07.1939, Istanbul, Turkey) Mary Tay (27.08.1906 - 1973), only daughter of Mr & Mrs J.H. Tay, of Edgbaston, Birmingham; one son, one daughter.

13.08.1899
Pontypridd, South Wales
-
07.1996
Pontypridd, South Wales
Cadet ? [318369]
Hon. 2nd Lt. 1920?
P/O 14.01.1924, seniority 14.07.1922 [05096]
F/O 14.07.1924, seniority 14.01.1924
F/Lt. 13.10.1929 (half-pay list, scale A 14-20.01.1935)
Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1936
W/Cdr. 01.01.1940
(T) Gp.Capt. 01.12.1941 (retd 15.02.1945; retaining rank of Gp.Capt.)
Education: psa.
      served Royal Flying Corps
14.01.1924     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
14.01.1924     No. 2 Flying Training School RAF (Duxford)
31.12.1927     8 Squadron RAF (Middle East)
01.1935     13th Staff Course, RAF Staff College
1941 - 1943 Chief Instructor. Turkish War Academy
(1944)     Chief Intelligence Officer, Air Defence of Great Britain
His Majesty's Consul for the Vilayets of Sinop, Samsun, Ordu, Amasya, Tokat, Giresun, Trabzon, Gumusane, Erzincan, Rize, Coruh (Artvin), Ersurum, Kars and Agri (Karafeose), to reside at Treibizond, 12.05.1949.
Published
: (ed. Christopher Harris) The reports of the last British consul in Trabzon, 1949-1956 : a foreigner's perspective on a region in transformation (2005).
His son writes: "My father during his RAF career was in Egypt during First World War, Aden Iraq and Iran in interwar period. He was Chief Instructor at Turkish War Academy in 1941-1943. Thanks to RAF, he had gone to University in 1919-1923, and also learned Arabic, Farsi and Turkish. After retirement (this may not be relevant for you), he was British Consul in Trabzon Turkey from 1949 to 1956."
Harrison,
Arnold Thomas
A.T. Harrison
Son of John Edward Harrison, and Dorothy Rose Harrison (née Balfour).
(09?).1912
Solihill district, Warwickshire / West Midlands / Worcestershire
-
23.08.1940
(KIA) [age 28]
[South Ealing Cemetery, A.C.6]
(A) P/O (prob)
02.09.1939 [42604]
P/O (prob)
29.04.1940
02.09.1939


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
?
-
23.08.1940
pilot, 224 Squadron RAF (Coastal Command)
[the Hudson I N7244 QX, after having taken off at 12.15 hrs at Leuchars, crashed into a river near Leuchars due to unknown causes; Harrison died in the crash]
Harrison,
Cecil Walter
C.W. Harrison
04.01.1891
-
(06?).1971
Bedford district, Bedfordshire
Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1937
(T) W/Cdr. 01.03.1940 (retd 04.01.1941)
       
Harrison,
William Herbert
W.H. Harrison (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Harrison) W.H. Harrison (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Harrison)
W.H. Harrison (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Harrison) W.H. Harrison (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Harrison)
W.H. Harrison (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Harrison) W.H. Harrison (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Harrison)
W.H. Harrison (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Harrison) W.H. Harrison (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Harrison)
Son of Edward H. and Mary A. Harrison.
Married Lillian Amy Elizabeth Hyde; .. children (son F/Lt. Graham William Harrison, RAFVR).
04.03.1889 *
North Mymms, Hatfield district, Hertfordshire
-
12.05.1987
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland

* Air Force List has: 21.04.1890
Pte. [?]
01.1911
Cpl.
05.1914
Sgt.
10.1914
F/Sgt.
05.1915
A/Sgt.Maj.
?
2nd Lt.
14.03.1917
P/O
01.04.1918 [10101]
F/O
14.09.1918
F/Lt.
01.01.1929 (retd 21.04.1935) (reverted to retd 29.10.1943; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.09.1941
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Mention in Despatches MID
15.03.1920
Russia (as Flt.Offr (A/Capt.))

Russian Medal of St Stanislas III Class with Swords & Bow (02.1920)

01.1911
 -
12.1911
enlisted, Corps of Royal Engineers (recruit training at Chatham) 
12.1911
-
05.1912
Royal Engineers Air Battalion
05.1912
-
04.1915
transfered as ground aero engineer, Royal Flying Corps (service number 50)
04.1915
-
01.1917
observer, 13 Squadron (Gosport, from 10.1915 France, from 03.1916 Dover) [rated Warrant Officer (Technical) 1916]
01.1917
-
03.1917
equipment course (Reading)
14.03.1917
 
 
commissioned (Equipment Officer 3rd class), Royal Flying Corps (Military Wing) (from 01.04.1918 Royal Air Force (Stores Branch))
03.1917
-
07.1918
Engine Repair Depot (Chelsea, from 11.1917 Yate)
07.1918
-
03.1919
Egine Repair Depot (Henlow)
03.1919
-
04.1920
British Expeditionary Force, South Russia (mentioned in despatches)
04.1920
-
10.1920
School of Technical Training (Halton) [from 20.07.1920 permanent commission]
10.1920
-
01.1921
Rolls engine course (Henlow)
01.1921
-
03.1921
equipment coure (Ruislip)
03.1921
-
03.1922
No. 1 DE [= Directorate of Equipment?] (Biggin Hill)
03.1922
-
08.1924
No. 1 Stores Depot (Kidbrooke)
09.08.1924
-
21.09.1925
29 Squadron RAF (Duxford)
22.09.1925
-
1927
Aircraft Depot, Iraq (Hinaidi, Iraq)
18.11.1927
-
30.03.1928
RAF Depot, Uxbridge
31.03.1928
-
26.04.1931 No. 1 Stores Depot (Kidbrooke)
27.04.1931
-
04.1935
Directorate of Equipment, Air Ministry
On civil duty, Air Ministry, 1935-1939.
01.11.1939
-
29.10.1943 
recalled, RAF (Equipment Branch)
01.11.1939
-
(10.1940)
Deputy Directorate of Equpment (2), Directorate of Equipment (A), Air Ministry
Hart,
Raymund George
R.G. Hart
?
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.10.1936
Military Cross MC
?
?
Education: psa
      qualified at specialist signals course; qualified by examination as interpreter
Harvey,
[Sir] George David
G.D. Harvey G.D. Harvey
G.D. Harvey

18.08.1905
India
-
24.02.1969
Over Worton, Oxfordshire
Sq.Ldr. 01.02.1937
Air Vice Marshal 01.07.1951 (retd 29.10.1958)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC ? ?

KBE, CBE, CB, MID

       
Hatcher,
Charles James Wilfred
C.J.W. Hatcher
05.12.1891
Shepton Mallet district, Somerset
-
1955 ?
Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1937
(T) W/Cdr. 01.03.1940 (retd 31.01.1947)
Air Force Cross AFC
?
?
      qualified at specialist armament course
Hatcher,
Victor George Aidan
V.G.A. Hatcher

08.03.1906
-
1983
Ashford district, Kent
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1937
Air Force Cross AFC
?
?
      qualified at specialist signals course
Haw,
Charlton
"Wag"
C. Haw
08.05.1920
-
11.1993
Surrey South-Western
F/Sgt.
? [745259]
P/O (prob)
06.03.1942 [117992]
(T) F/O
1942/43?
F/O
24.06.1946 [extended service]
(WS) F/Lt.
17.05.1943
F/Lt.
10.02.1946
(A) Sq.Ldr.
? (retd 19.09.1951)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
17.10.1944
?
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM
23.01.1942
*
- Lenin
31.03.1942
Order of Lenin (USSR)
* This airman has been employed on operational flying since June, 1940. He fought in the Battle of Britain and since then he has participated in numerous convoy patrols and in escorts to bomber aircraft on daylight raids. He has destroyed 3 enemy aircraft. Flight Sergeant Haw has displayed admirable qualities as a fighter pilot.



trained as a lithographer
1939


joined RAFVR
05.1940
-
(09.1940)
504 Squadron
(1941)


151 Wing (Murmansk, USSR)
(1942)


81 Squadron RAF
06.03.1942


first commission
(1944)


129 Squadron RAF
(1944)


commanded RAF squadron at Coolham Airfield, West Sussex, and took part in invasion of Normandy (Operation Overlord)
(1948)


Commanding Officer, 65 Squadron RAF (Sweden)

27.09.1940
    victories:
1 Bf 110
Hawkings,
John Alfred
J.A. Hawkings
25.10.1903
-
01.1976
Aylesbury district, Buckinghamshire
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1937
A/Cdre. ?
      qualified at specialist engineering course
Hawkins,
Ronald
"Ron"
R. Hawkins
Son of William James Hawkins, and Flora Meachen Thurlow (1885-1940), of Ipswich, Suffolk.

(09?).1916
Harwich, Tendring district, Essex

-
05.10.1943
(KIA) [age 27]
[Gent City Cemetery, Belgium, 18.7.5]
(A) P/O (prob) 24.11.1937 [70802]
P/O 23.09.1938
F/O 23.03.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 23.03.1941
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.06.1942
Military Cross MC 17.03.1941 ?
Air Force Cross AFC 02.04.1943 ?
24.11.1937     commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (General Duties Branch) (Class A)
? - 05.10.1943 pilot, 3 Squadron RAF
Hay,
William James
W.J. Hay
Son of William James Hay and Mary E. Cruickshank.
Married (26.12.1941) Monica May Blanchard, of Lyme Regis.
(12?).1917
South Shields district, Co. Durham / Tyne and Wear
-
28.10.1942
[age 25]
[Lyme Regis Cemetery, Dorset, sec. D, grave 47A]
Sgt. ? [531718]
P/O (prob) 12.12.1941 [47798]
(WS) F/O (prob) 01.10.1942
12.12.1941     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Hay-Drummond-Hay,
Peter
see: Drummond-Hay,
Peter
 
Hayes,
Guy Wingfield
G.W. Hayes

04.10.1904
-
10.1996
Hastings and Rother district, East Sussex
Sq.Ldr. 01.02.1937
A/Cdre. 01.07.1951 (retd 02.04.1957)

OBE, MID

      qualified at a specialist course in engineering
Hayes,
Thomas Norman
T.N. Hayes T.N. Hayes

26.06.1912
-
17.07.2010
P/O 05.07.1936 [90095]
F/O 26.03.1938
F/Lt. 03.09.1940
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.12.1941
(A) W/Cdr. (1943)
Sq.Ldr. 01.08.1946
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 24.05.1940 *
Mention in Despatches MID 14.01.1944 ?
* This officer was pilot of one of six aircraft which attacked Rotterdam aerodrome in May, 1940. In company with his commanding officer he destroyed a Junkers 52 on the aerodrome by machine-gun fire. Whilst climbing, after the dive, the formation was attacked by twelve Messerschmitt 110's. Flying Officer Hayes was unable to see the enemy aircraft himself, but he skilfully manoeuvred his aircraft on instructions from the air gunner. After a short while he sighted a Junkers 52 and although hard pressed by superior numbers of other enemy aircraft and with his own aircraft damaged, Flying Officer Hayes attacked the Junkers 52 with tenacity and determination until it was seen to go down with its port engine on fire. Breaking off the engagement and skilfully evading his opponents he made for home but shortly encountered three Heinkel 111's. He courageously attacked with his remaining ammunition and succeeded in breaking up their formation before arriving safely at his base.
05.07.1936 - 1941 commissioned, AuxAF (General Duties Branch) (600 (City of London) Squadron AuxAF)
mid 1941     Fighter Interception Unit
      Commanding Officer of a night fighter squadron
      Commander, RAF West Malling & deputy Station Commander of Biggin Hill
      planning staff for the invasion of Europe
08.1944     flying duties with a night fighter wing
01.08.1946 - 01.08.1946 Commanding Officer, 600 (City of London) Squadron AuxAF
01.08.1948 - 01.08.1957 RAuxAF Reserve of Officers (Class A)
Hayward,
Cecil Hugh
C.H. Hayward
12.07.1887
-
P/O
01.04.1918 [02178]
Sq.Ldr.
30.06.1923 (retd 22.07.1925) (recalled 25.08.1939-09.12.1943)
Education: psa
       
Hazlewood,
Richard
"Twig"
R. Hazlewood
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
29.01.1903
Greenwich district, London
-
1980s ??
Wt.Offr. ?
F/O (prob) 02.06.1938, seniority 06.04.1938 [35190]
F/Lt. 02.06.1941, seniority 06.04.1941
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1941)
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.06.1942
07.1943, seniority 01.12.1941
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 03.11.1944, seniority 26.08.1943
Sq.Ldr. 01.10.1946
02.1947, seniority 01.06.1945
(T) W/Cdr. 01.07.1944
W/Cdr. 01.07.1947 (retd 12.06.1950; own request)
Mention in Despatches MID 24.09.1941 ?
      enlisted service, RAF
(1931)     84 Squadron RAF (Iraq)
02.06.1938     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch)
WW II     technical advisor for the British Air Commission, often visiting the USA acting as a coordinator between the US Services, aircraft manufacturers and the Ministry of Aircraft Production
Healey,
Ernest Alton
E.A. Healey
29.01.1900
-
1978
Weymouth district, Dorset
Sq.Ldr.
01.02.1937
W/Cdr.
?
(T) Gp.Capt.
01.03.1942 (retd 02.11.1946)
16.08.1922     first commission
       
Heard,
Cyril Montagu
C.M. Heard

15.09.1905
-
30.09.1987
Sq.Ldr. 01.04.1937
Gp.Capt. 01.10.1946 (retd 01.05.1956; retaining rank of A/Cdre.)

CBE

Education: psa.
      qualified at specialist armament course
Heath,
Alick Charles
A.C. Heath
Son of Eli Paul and Emily Heath, of Bellville, Cape Province, South Africa.
1915 ?
-
09.05.1940
[age 25]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 4]
(A) P/O (prob)
16.04.1935 [37173]
P/O
16.04.1936
F/O
16.11.1937
(A) F/Lt.
06.12.1938
F/Lt.
05.12.1939
16.04.1935


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
?
-
09.05.1940
254 Squadron RAF
[took off from Hatston at 16.20 hrs in his Blenheim IV [L9482 QY-] as fighter escort for eight FAA Skua aircraft tasked with attacking shipping in Bergen Harbour, Norway, then independent light bombing; the Blenheim was hit by Flak and was last seen spinning into the harbour]
Heath,
Peter
P. Heath
Son of Col. Percy Macclesfield Heath (1877-), Indian Army.
Married ((09?).1932, Tylehurst, Reading district, Berkshire) Gladys Mabel Thimbleby ((03?).1906 - ), daughter of Adjuvant Cadence Thimbleby (1868-), and Edith Mabel Hopson; two sons.
04.12.1909
-
10.1984
Somerset
P/O 14.12.1929 [26136]
F/O 14.03.1931
F/Lt. 14.06.1935
Sq.Ldr. 01.08.1938
(T) W/Cdr. 01.12.1940
(WS) W/Cdr. 11.06.1945
W/Cdr. 01.10.1946 (retd 04.12.1954; own request; retaining rank of Gp.Capt.)
Mention in Despatches MID 24.09.1941 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 02.06.1943 ?
Education: Wellington College (Picton Dormitory; summer 1923-1928; DP; Head of Dormitory); RAF College, Cranwell (1928-1929).
14.12.1929     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)
02.10.1931     24 Squadron RAF (Northolt)
18.01.1933     RAF College, Cranwell
03.12.1934 - 09.03.1935 Flying Instructors' Course, Central Flying School (categorized A2)
12.12.1941 - 14.06.1942 Commanding Officer, 99 (Bomber) Squadron RAF
1946     Commanding Officer, Airborne Forces Establishment
Canada, 1955-1960. Kompass Publishers Ltd., 1961-1972.
Hedley,
Christopher Hetherington
C.H. Hedley
Married Pamela ...; at least one son.
30.04.1921
-
27.12.2004
Los Angeles, Cal., USA
Wt.Offr.
? [572496]
P/O (prob)
01.05.1944 [56141]
P/O
01.11.1944
(WS) F/O
01.11.1944
(WS) F/Lt.
01.05.1946
F/O
17.07.1947, seniority 01.05.1945
F/Lt.
01.11.1947 (retd 17.07.1954)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
1943?
?
01.05.1944
 
 
first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
17.07.1947

17.07.1954 
extended service commission
Hendry,
Robert
R. Hendry
?
-
Wt.Offr. ? [548540]
P/O (prob) 06.04.1945 [56711]
F/O ? (reld 03.03.1952)
F/O 03.03.1952, seniority 30.10.1950
F/Lt. 11.11.1954 (retd 30.11.1967; own request)
06.04.1945     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
03.03.1952     commissioned, RAF (Equipment Branch) [short service commission]
01.12.1954     permanent commission
Henwood,
Francis Herbert Donald
F.H.D. Henwood
30.09.1896
Reading, Berkshire
-
1974
Chichester district, West Sussex
Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1937
W/Cdr.
01.03.1940
(A) Gp.Capt.
? (retd 27.10.1946)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
?
?
01.04.1918


first commission RAF
...
-
...
...
Herrick,
Brian Henry
B.H. Herrick
One of six sons & two daughters *  of Edward Jasper Herrick, and Ethne Rose Herrick.
Brother of:
P/O D.T. Herrick, RNZAF
Sq.Ldr. M.J. Herrick, RAF
Cdr. L.E. Herrick, RN
Capt. T.D. Herrick, RN

* one of which married Gen. Sir Nigel Poett
1915
Hastings, New Zealand
-
24.11.1940
[age 25]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 6]

(A) P/O (prob)
24.04.1939 [42003]
P/O (prob)
06.11.1939
P/O
06.03.1940
F/O
06.11.1940
Education: Wanganui Collegiate School
24.04.1939


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]



236 Squadron RAF
?
-
24.11.1940
pilot, 272 Squadron RAF (Coastal Command)
[killed in action on a convoy escort; taken off at Aldergrove in his Blenheim IV [Z5734 XK-D] the plane found the wrong convoy and was involved in a dogfight with a Fairey Fulmar; the Blenheim stalled off a turn and dived into the North Channel, which killed Herrick and his two crew members]
Herrick,
Michael James
M.J. Herrick (Photo: New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum)
One of six sons & two daughters * of Edward Jasper Herrick, and Ethne Rose Herrick.
Brother of:
F/O B.H. Herrick, RAF
P/O D.T. Herrick, RNZAF
Cdr. L.E. Herrick, RN
Capt. T.D. Herrick, RN

biography at New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum

* one of which married Gen. Sir Nigel Poett
05.05.1921
Hastings, New Zealand
-
16.06.1944
[age 23]
[Frederikshavn Cemetery, Allied plot, grave 66]

Flight Cadet
?
P/O (prob)
07.03.1940 [33566]
P/O
07.03.1941
(WS) F/O
07.03.1941
(WS) F/Lt.
07.03.1942
(A) Sq.Ldr.
?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
24.09.1940
*
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
22.02.1944

gallantry displayed in flying operations against the enemy in the Solomon Islands

Air Medal (USA) AM
14.06.1945
Pacific [posthumously]
* During an interception patrol on the night of 4th September, 1940, Pilot Officer Herrick sighted two enemy aircraft and destroyed them both. In his attack against the second aircraft he succeeded in closing to within thirty yards and it fell in pieces under his fire.
Education: Wanganui Collegiate School; RAF College, Cranwell (04.1939)
07.03.1940


first commission, RAF (General Duties Branch) [permanent commission]
17.03.1940
-
1941
25 Squadron RAF
12.1941


posted back to New Zealand for attachment to RNZAF
23.12.1941
-
02.1942
instructor, Flying Training School at Woodbourne
02.1942
-
06.1942
moved to Ohakea
06.1942
-
03.1943
Flight Commander, 15 Squadron RNZAF at Whenuapai
03.1943
-
12.1943
Commanding Officer, 15 Squadron RNZAF
01.1944
-
16.06.1944
Flight Commander, 305 (Polish) Squadron RAF
[shot down in his Mosquito VI [NS913 "T"] by a Fw190 of Jagdgeschwader I and baled out over the sea, while on an "Ranger" operation to Denmark; his body washed ashore 04.07.1944]
Herrick,
Robert
R. Herrick
Married (1919) Ethel Davies; one son (F/Lt. Robert Herrick, RAF), one daughter.
1892 ?
-
(12?).1951
St Austell district, Cornwall
Wt.Offr. ?
F/O (prob) 03.06.1937, seniority 18.05.1937 [35062] (half-pay 28-31.03.1938)
F/O 03.06.1938
F/Lt. 03.06.1940, seniority 18.05.1940
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.06.1941-01.11.1947
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 01.09.1942 (retd 17.12.1947; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
(T) W/Cdr. 01.06.1942-01.11.1947
03.06.1937     Commissioned Engineer Officer, RAF
03.06.1938     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch) [short service commission]
? - ? ?
Herrick,
Robert
R. Herrick
Son of Sq.Ldr. Robert Herrick, RAF, and Ethel Davies.
(03?).1920
Chester district, Cheshire
-
(06?).1953
Southwell district, Nottinghamshire
(A) P/O (prob) 09.07.1938 [70899]
P/O (prob) 05.03.1939
P/O 05.03.1940
(WS) F/O 03.09.1940
14.01.1941, seniority 03.12.1939
F/Lt. 16.05.1946, seniority 01.12.1942

Queen's Commendation for Valuable Air Service, 01.06.1953 (HM's coronation).

09.07.1938     commissioned, Reserve of Air Force Officers (General Duties Branch) (Class A)
05.03.1939     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
? - ? ?
16.05.1946     extended service commission
15.04.1948     permanent commission
Herrington,
Charles [Rigby]
C. Herrington (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Herrington)
12.12.1901
-
09.1966
Wt.Offr.
? [349451]
F/O (prob)
25.01.1941, seniority 24.12.1940 [45254]
F/O
25.01.1942
(T) F/Lt.
01.06.1942
(WS) F/Lt.
01.01.1943
F/Lt.
01.05.1947, seniority 01.07.1941
(A) Sq.Ldr.
(1943)
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.01.1946-01.11.1947
Sq.Ldr.
01.11.1947, seniority 01.08.1947 (retd 01.06.1954)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43
Mention in Despatches MID
29.06.1948
Palestine
25.01.1941
 
 
first commission, RAF (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission to 30.04.1947]
01.05.1947


extended service commission
Heycock,
George Francis Wheaton
G.F.W. Heycock
Son of Rev. F. W. Heycock, MA, and Edith Rowlandson.
Married (1938) Betty Boyd; one son.

17.09.1909
-
27.06.1983
Pytchley, Northamptonshire
P/O 14.12.1929 [26138]
... ...
(T) Gp.Capt. 01.01.1944
... ...
A/Cdre. 01.07.1955 (retd 01.05.1964)
       
Hickling,
Joseph
J. Hickling (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
?
-
?
Wt.Offr. ? [351670]
F/O (prob) 18.07.1941, seniority 20.06.1941 [46203]
(T) F/Lt. 01.09.1942
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAF (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Hight,
Cecil Henry
C.H. Hight C.H. Hight
Son of Herbert Edward Hight and of Emma Hight (nee Anderson), of Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand.

06.09.1917
Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand

-
15.08.1940
(KIA) [age 22]
[Bournemouth East Cemetery, row S.1, grave 144]
(A) P/O (prob) 15.04.1939 [41924]
P/O (prob) 06.11.1939
P/O 06.02.1940
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - & Battle of Britain clasp
Education: Marco School; Stratford Technical High School.
Car salesman. In 1937 began flying with the Western Federated Aero Club, obtaining his 'A' License in August. Later that year Hight worked his passage to England and was accepted on his second application after taking a course in mathematics.
06.01.1939     enlisted
16.01.1939 - 28.04.1939 9 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School (Ansty)
29.04.1939 - 05.11.1939 6 Flying Training School RAF (Little Rissington)
06.11.1939 - 15.08.1940 pilot, 234 Squadron RAF (Leconfield)
[During a German bomber raid
his Spitfire, R6988, was hit over Bournemouth. He bailed out, but his parachute failed to open.]
Hill,
Sir Roderic Maxwell
R.M. Hill R.M. Hill
R.M. Hill R.M. Hill
R.M. Hill R.M. Hill
R.M. Hill R.M. Hill
Son of Prof. M.J.M. Hill, MA, DSc, FRS.
Married (1917) Helen Morton, daughter of Lt.Col E.R. Morton, Indian Army; two daughters (and one son killed in action, 1944).

01.03.1894
-
06.10.1954
2nd Lt. 12.1914
... ...
Maj. 01.04.1918
... ...
Air Marshal 06.06.1945
Air Chief Marshal 16.01.1947 (retd 01.07.1948)

KCB, 1944 (CB 1941); MC, AFC, MA (Oxon); LLD (Glas.); Fellow of University College, London; FRAeS

Education: Bradfield College; University College, London.
      Private, 18th Royal Fusiliers, October 1914; Commissioned 12th Northumberland Fus., December 1914; (wounded, despatches); transferred, Royal Flying Corps, 1916; served with No. 60 Squadron, France, 1916-1917 (MC, despatches); in charge of Experimental Flying Department, Roy. Aircraft Establishment, 1917-1923 (AFC and Bar for experimental flying); Graduated Royal Air Force Staff College, Andover, 1924; Commanded No. 45 (Bomber) Squadron, Iraq, 1924-1926; Technical Staff, Middle East Headquarters, Cairo, Egypt, 1926-1927; Directing Staff,
Royal Air Force, Staff College, Andover, 1927-1930; Chief Instructor, Oxford University Air Squadron, 1930-1932; Deputy Director of Repair and Maintenance, Air Ministry, 1932-1936; Air Officer Commanding, Royal Air Force, Palestine and Trans­Jordan, 1936-1938 (despatches twice)
01.08.1938     Director of Technical Development, Air Ministry & Ministry of Aircraft Production
29.11.1940     Director-General of Research and Development, Ministry of Aircraft Production
1941 - 1942 Controller of Technical Services, British Air Commission, Washington, DC (USA)
20.09.1942     Commandant, RAF Staff College
26.07.1943     Air Officer Commanding, No 12 (Fighter) Group RAF
15.11.1943     Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Air Defence of Great Britain
15.10.1944     Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Fighter Command RAF
14.05.1945     Member of Air Council for Training, Air Ministry
1946 - 1948 Member of Air Council for Technical Services, Air Ministry
1946 - 1948 Principal Air ADC to the King
Vice­Chancellor, Univ. of London, 1953-1954. Rector of Imperial College of Science and Technology since 1948.
Published: The Baghdad Air Mail (1929).
Hillary,
Walter Stanley
W.S. Hillary (Photo courtesy of Mr Nigel Hillary) W.S. Hillary (Photo courtesy of Mr Nigel Hillary)
W.S. Hillary (Photo courtesy of Mr Nigel Hillary) W.S. Hillary (Photo courtesy of Mr Nigel Hillary)
Son of Henry James Hillary (1889-1978), and Margaret Henrietta Way (1892-1978).
Married (11.09.1947, Presbyterian Church, Belfast, Ireland) Norah Elizabeth Wilson (1923-2010); ... children.
06.01.1917
Clapham Maternity, Stockwell, Lambeth, London

-
17.12.1995
Sgt. ? [580022]
P/O (prob) 02.01.1941, seniority 04.10.1940 [45122]
P/O 02.01.1942
F/Lt. 15.12.1941
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1942)
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 03.08.1943 (reld 11.08.1946; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
(T?) W/Cdr. ?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 30.01.1942 *
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM 30.07.1940 ?
* Sqn. Ldr. Hillary is a captain of aircraft and a flight commander of outstanding courage and ability. He has been operating continuously since war began, and has never shown signs of tiredness or waning enthusiasm. He is always eager for any job he undertakes, and never leaves it until it is successfully completed. When returning from Hanover on one occasion, the port inner engine of Sqn. Ldr. Hillary's aircraft failed completely when over the Dutch coast. He remained
unperturbed, set course for the Norfolk coast, and landed safely on three engines.
      served Bomber Command, flying 38 sorties in Whitleys, 15 in Halifaxes and 28 in Dakotas:
02.01.1941     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1942)     76 Squadron RAF (DFC)
His son writes: "1943-1944 he was in North Africa with Transport. 1945 he was in Burma once again dropping supplies till the relief of Rangoon on 4 May. The Squadrons during the war were 78(B), 10, 35, 76, 216 and 267."
Hindley,
Alec [Richard]
A. Hindley (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Hindley) A. Hindley (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Hindley)
Son of ... Hindley, and ... Walker.
Married Ruth ...; three sons, one daughter.
19.03.1915
Mottram St Andrew, Macclesfield district, Cheshire
-
30.04.2010
Bangalore, India
(A) P/O (prob) 23.10.1939 [42837]
P/O (prob) 20.04.1940
P/O 24.08.1940
(WS) F/O 20.04.1941
(WS) F/Lt. 20.04.1942
F/Lt. 17.06.1947, dated 01.07.1946, seniority 01.01.1943
25.02.1947, seniority 01.12.1942
Sq.Ldr. 01.08.1947
W/Cdr. 01.07.1954 (retd 01.01.1958)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1958 New Year 58
Air Force Cross AFC 01.01.1945 *
* This officer has been employed as Test Pilot in No. 41 Group since April 1943 and for the past six months has been in command of a Satellite Landing Ground. He has exhibited high qualities both as Junior Commander as as Test Pilot. He has been responsible for the Flight Testing of Stirling aircraft modified for special duties and without his skilled flying the preparation of these aircraft for use by the airborne forces in the invasion of Normandy could not have been achieved.
23.10.1939     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
1939 - 1942/43 combat flying
04.1943 - (01.1945) test pilot, 41 Group RAF (Pool) (AFC, while within Technical Training Command when he had flown 2,062 hours (320 in previous six months))
05.09.1946     extended service commission
17.06.1947     permanent commission [dated 01.07.1946]
(02.1956?)     Air Ministry (for duty in the department of the Chief of the Air Staff)
Worked for Grieves Cotton in India.
Hitchings,
Bryan Albert Harold
B.A.H. Hitchings
05.02.1919
-
06.1989
Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
(A) P/O (prob) 04.03.1939 [41701]
P/O (prob) 30.09.1939
P/O 28.12.1939
F/O 30.09.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 30.09.1941
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1945
F/Lt. 18.12.1950, seniority 09.10.1945 (retd 01.10.1963; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
F/O 21.04.1964 (reld 28.04.1966)
04.03.1939     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
      3 Squadron RAF
      76 Squadron RAF
      106 Squadron RAF
28.12.1942     transferred, RAF Reserve of Officers (and called up for air force service)
18.12.1950     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
01.10.1953     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [permanent commission]
21.04.1964 - 28.04.1966 commissioned, RAFVR (Training Branch)
Hodder,
Francis Samuel
F.S. Hodder
?
-
Sq.Ldr. 01.02.1937
Education: psa
      qualified at a specialist course in engineering
Hodges,
[Sir] Lewis Macdonald
"Bob"
L.M. Hodges L.M. Hodges
Son of late Arthur Macdonald Hodges and Gladys Mildred Hodges.
Married (1950) Elisabeth Mary, eldest daughter of late G.H. Blackett, MC; two sons.

01.03.1918
Richmond, Surrey
-
04.01.2007
P/O
17.12.1938
...
...
Air Chief Marshal
01.05.1971 (retd 02.05.1976)

KCB 1968 (CB 1963); CBE 1958; DSO 1944 and Bar 1945; DFC 1942 and Bar 1943; DL.

Education: St Paul's School; RAF College, Cranwell
17.12.1938


first commission RAF
Bomber Command, 1938-1944; SE Asia (India, Burma, Ceylon), 1944-1945; Palestine, 1945-1947; Air Ministry and Min. of Defence, 1948-1952; Bomber Command, 1952-1959; Asst Comdt, RAF Coll., Cranwell, 1959-1961; AO i/c Admin., Middle East Comd, Aden, 1961-1963; Imperial Def. Coll., 1963; SHAPE, 1964-1965; Ministry of Defence, Asst Chief of Air Staff (Ops), 1965-1968; AOC-in-C, RAF Air Support Comd, 1968-1970; Air Mem. for Personnel, MoD, 1970-1973; Dep. C-in-C, Allied Forces Central Europe, 1973-1976, retired. Air ADC to the Queen, 1973-1976. Dir, Pilkington Bros Ltd (Optical Div.), 1979-1983; Governor, BUPA Med. Foundn Ltd, 1987-1995; Chm. of Governors, Duke of Kent School, 1979-1986; Chm., RAF Benevolent Fund Educn Cttee, 1979-1986; Pres., RAF Escaping Soc., 1979-; Pres., Royal Air Forces Assoc., 1981-1984. DL Kent, 1992. Grand Officier, Légion d'Honneur (France), 1988 (Commandeur, 1950); Croix de Guerre (France), 1944.
Holden,
Eustace
"Gus"
E. Holden E. Holden (Photo courtesy of Mr Steve Brack)
Younger son of Horace Holden, and ... Brown, of Doncaster (of Jewish descent).
Brother of W/Cdr. Kenneth Holden, DFC, RAF.
28.12.1912
Doncaster, Yorkshire - West Riding
-
27.01.2001
Westminster district, London
(A) P/O (prob)
04.08.1936 [37970]
F/O
08.12.1938
F/Lt.
03.09.1940
(T) Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1941
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
31.03.1943
Sq.Ldr.
20.03.1947, seniority 01.09.1945
(T) W/Cdr.
01.07.1944-01.11.1947
W/Cdr.
01.07.1949 (retd 28.12.1964)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
16.08.1940
?
04.08.1936


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]



pilot, 7 Squadron RAF



pilot, 56 Squadron RAF



pilot, 501 Squadron RAF 
[shot down a Ju 88, Do 7 & He 111 in France, later a Do 17, but became wounded himself on 22.07.1940; in 09/10.1940 he shot down two Me 109s, a Me 110, two more Me 109s and damaged a Ju 88 and two Me 109s]



Commanding Officer, 501 Squadron (06.1941 West Africa)
22.06.1942
 
 
transferred, Reserve of Air Force Officers (and called up for air force service)



Staff Officer (Fighter Training) at the Air Ministry
1944
 
 
HQ Far East, Kandy
20.03.1947
 
 
permanent commission
08.09.1947


transferred, Secretarial Branch RAF
Holden,
Kenneth
K. Holden (Photo courtesy of Mr Steve Brack)
Older son of Horace Holden, and ... Brown, of Doncaster (of Jewish descent).
Brother of W/Cdr. Eustace honden, DFC, RAF.
Married; one son (as of 1941).
27.09.1909
Doncaster, Yorkshire - West Riding
-
08.1991
Pocklington district, Yorkshire
(A) P/O (prob)
24.08.1939 [90705]
P/O
04.09.1939
F/O
04.09.1940
(WS) F/Lt.
04.09.1941
(A) Sq.Ldr.
05.1941
(T) Sq.Ldr.
?
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
06.09.1942
(A) W/Cdr.
(1943)
Sq.Ldr.
01.08.1946 (reld 02.10.1950)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
07.06.1951
HM's birthday 51
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
15.07.1941
*
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1943
?
* This officer has consistently led his flight with skill and courage in action against the enemy. He has destroyed three and damaged a further four hostile aircraft.
24.08.1939


commissioned,  616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron Auxiliary Air Force (General Duties Branch)



pilot, 616 Squadron AuxAF
[on 28.05/01.06.1940 over Dunkirk he shot down three Me 109s and in Sept. damaged two more and shot down another]



pilot, 610 Squadron RAF 
[shot down three more Me 109s, damaged two more and shared another]



staff, HQ 12 Group RAF
01.08.1946
 
 
Comanding Officer, 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron AuxAF
Pre-war a Yorkshire County rugby player.
Hollingworth,
Frederick Valentine
F.V. Hollingworth
14.02.1900
Ormskirk, Lancs.
-
1963
Newton district, Lancashire
(A) P/O (prob)
1942? [121423]
P/O (prob)
27.07.1942, seniority 30.06.1942
(WS) F/O (prob)
27.01.1943
F/O
24.04.1947, seniority 27.07.1944
F/Lt.
25.04.1947, seniority 27.11.1946 (reld 24.04.1955)
1942?


commissioned, RAF (Administrative and Special Duties Branch)
24.04.1947


transferred to the Aircraft Control Branch
24.04.1951


transferred to RAF Reserve of Officers [General Duties Branch] (and called up for air force service)
24.04.1952
-
24.04.1955
reverted to RAF Reserve of Officers
Holmes,
William Tatham
W.T. Holmes
?
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.02.1937
Education: psa



qualified at specialist signals course
Hope,
Eustace Jack Linton
E.J.L. Hope E.J.L. Hope
E.J.L. Hope E.J.L. Hope
E.J.L. Hope 
Son of Maj. and Mrs. Linton Hope, of Kingshott, Fernhurst, Sussex.
Married ((06?).1930, Ecclesall Bierlow district) Hon. Mrs. Evelyn Hope Balfour (died 26.04.1967), of Sheffield, second daughter of Sir Arthur and Lady Balfour. She re-married Lt.Col. J.C.T. Rivett-Carnac, MC, KPM.
29.03.1899
Kingston-on-Thames
-
06.08.1941
(KIA) [age 42]
[Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery, France, 6.C.10]
(T) Prob. Flight Officer
29.04.1917
(T) Flight S.Lt.
18.10.1917, seniority 29.04.1917
Lt.
01.08.1919
T/Capt.
30.07.1918
F/O
? [04060]
F/Lt.
?
Sq.Ldr.
01.02.1935
W/Cdr.
01.07.1938
(T) Gp.Capt.
01.12.1940
Air Force Cross AFC
01.01.1925
?
Dunning Memorial Cup (1923)
Education: Merchant Taylor's School; RAF Staff College (...-01.1935; psa)
Learnt to fly, 1917.



served in the RNAS and RAF
30.07.1918
-
?
Captain (A & S)
01.08.1919
 
 
permanent commission
09.11.1925


Cape-Cairo Flight (Northolt)
06.07.1926
 
 
RAF Base Gosport
03.1927
-
(07.)1927
Flight Commander, No. 422 Flight FAA [HMS Argus (aircraft carrier)] (China)
1927


attached to the Shanghai Defence Force
1928
-
1929
Atlantic Fleet
01.09.1929


No.17 (Fighter) Squadron (Upavon)
01.09.1930
 
 
Marine Aircraft Experimental Station, Felixstowe
1931


High Speed Flight (Felixstowe) and the Schneider Trophy team. 
22.01.1934
-
01.1935
Staff College Course No. 12, RAF Staff College, Andover
23.01.1935
 
 
HQ RAF, Iraq (Hinaldi)
09.06.1937
 
 
Commanding Officer, 72 (Fighter) Squadron RAF (Church Fenton)
11.01.1938
 
 
No. 1 RAF Depot (Uxbridge) (for course at Naval Staff College, Greenwich)
1933
-
1941
served with Coastal Command. 
1941


brief service in Ferry Command (Canada)
?
-
06.08.1941
pilot, 87 Squadron RAF
[on Hurricane Z3224 (intruder mission to France; believed shot down by a night fighter)]
Hopkins,
Edward Donald MacLulich
E.D.M. Hopkins
?
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.02.1937



qualified at specialist armament course
Hopkins,
Eric Edward
E.E. Hopkins
Son of ... Hopkins, and ... George.
13.08.1917
Chertsey district, Surrey / Kent
-
09.2004
Lincolnshire
Wt.Offr.
? [580023]
P/O (prob)
21.09.1943, seniority 03.05.1943 [52809]
(WS) F/O
03.11.1943
(WS) F/Lt.
03.05.1945
F/O
13.11.1950, seniority 20.12.1948
F/Lt.
29.11.1951 (retd 01.01.1962; own request)
Air Force Cross AFC
01.01.1954
?
21.09.1943


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
13.11.1950
 
 
short service commission
01.05.1951
 
 
permanent commission (transferred to Fighter Control Branch)
Horrex,
Charles Edwin
C.E. Horrex
Married; at least one son (F/Lt. Edwin Philip Andrew Horrex, RAFVR).
10.07.1899
Wandsworth, London
-
1963
Newmarket district, Cambridgeshire
P/O
01.04.1918 [07162]
F/O
12.09.1919 [short service commission]
F/O
24.10.1923 [permanent commission]
F/Lt.
?
Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1936
W/Cdr.
01.01.1940
(T) Gp.Capt.
01.03.1942 (retd 27.07.1946)
Air Force Cross AFC
< 12.1936
?
Air Force Cross AFC
11.05.1937
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1941
?
Mention in Despatches MID
02.06.1943
?
01.04.1918


first commission RAF
24.06.1942
-
17.06.1943
Station Commander, RAF Lichfield
Horry,
Thomas Stanley
T.S. Horry
21.05.1898
-
1960
Claro district, West Riding of Yorkshire
P/O
01.04.1918
Sq.Ldr.
01.04.1937
(T) W/Cdr.
01.03.1940 (retd 16.11.1944)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
?
?
Air Force Cross AFC
?
?
       
Howard,
Geoffrey
G. Howard

18.09.1897
Maidenhead, Berkshire
-
(03?).1979
Hillingdon district, Greater London
P/O 30.05.1940 [44017]
(WS) F/O 20.06.1941, seniority 30.05.1941
(T) F/Lt. 01.06.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 03.05.1943
F/Lt. 01.11.1947, seniority 01.03.1945 (retd 01.09.1951; and re-employed on the active list) (reverted to retd 07.10.1953; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1943)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1943 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1945 ?
      served as a seaman in World War I
30.05.1940     commissioned, RAF (Technical Branch) (Signals Officers) [emergency commission]
01.09.1949     temporary commission (served in Pakistan)
Howell,
Evelyn Michael Thomas
"Tom"
E.M.T. Howell
Son of Sir Evelyn Berkeley Howell, KCIE, CSI.
Married 1st (1937) Helen Joan, only daughter of late Brig. W.M. Hayes, CBE, FRICS (marr. diss. 1972); one
son, three daughters.
Married 2nd (1972) Rosemary, eldest daughter of I.A. Cram, CEng, MICE; one son, one daughter.

11.09.1913
Bagshot, Surrey
-
05.05.2008
Kendal, Cumbria
P/O
15.12.1934 [33138]
F/O
?
F/Lt.
15.06.1938
Sq.Ldr.
?
(T) W/Cdr.
01.06.1941
Gp.Capt.
01.01.1953
Air Vice Marshal
01.01.1966 (retd 17.03.1967)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE
1961
?
Education: Downside School; RAF College, Cranwell; CEng, FRAeS
15.12.1934


commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch)



transferred, Technical Branch (later Engineering Branch)
1960
-
1962
Director of Air Armament Research and Development, Ministry of Aviation
1963
-
1965
Commandant, RAF Technical College
1966
-
1967
SASO, HQ Technical Training Command RAF
General Manager, Van Dusen Aircraft Supplies, Oxford, Minneapolis, St Louis, Helsingborg, 1967-1979. Member Livery of Clothworkers' Co., 1938.
Hoy,
William
W. Hoy
Son of ... Hoy, and ... Scanlon.
23.12.1918
Manchester district, Lancashire

-
F/Cadet ?
P/O 08.10.1939 [33469]
F/O 08.10.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 08.10.1941
F/Lt. 21.05.1946, seniority 08.04.1943
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1943)
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1945
(WS) Sq.Ldr. 20.07.1945
Sq.Ldr. 01.10.1946
25.02.1947, seniority 01.06.1945
W/Cdr. 01.01.1951 (retd 05.04.1966)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 01.10.1943 ?
Air Force Cross AFC 13.06.1957 HM's birthday 57
Education: RAF College, Cranwell.
      604 Squadron RAF
04.1945 - 12.1945 Commanding Officer, 25 (Fighter) Squadron RAF (Castle Camps)
Humphreys,
William Rowland Spottiswoode
W.R.S. Humphreys
09.01.1886
St Pancras district, London
-
1960
Cardiff district, Glamorgan
Sq.Ldr. RAFO
04.09.1939
Air Force Cross AFC
?
?
       
Hunt,
Alfred William
A.W. Hunt
Son of Albert James Hunt, of Ivanhoe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
04.06.1906
-
22.12.1952
Chichester, Sussex
P/O 17.12.1927 [26035]
... ...
Sq.Ldr. 01.08.1937
(T) W/Cdr. 01.06.1940
(WS) W/Cdr. 25.03.1942
(T) Gp.Capt. 01.06.1942
Gp.Capt. 01.10.1946 (retd 15.06.1948)
(A) Air Cdre. (1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Education: RAF Staff College (psa).
28.09.1939 - (10.1940) Directorate of Ground Defence, Department of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Ministry
Hunter,
Philip Algernon
P.A. Hunter

Son of Albert and Clare Hunter; husband of Eleanor Margaret Hunter (nee Christie), of Chesham, Buckinghamshire.
1913 ?
-
24.08.1940
(KIA) [age 27]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 4]
Sq.Ldr.
01.12.1938 [32081]
Distinguished Service Order DSO
14.06.1940
*
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1941
?
* In May, 1940, under the leadership of Squadron Leader Hunter, his squadron shot down thirty-eight enemy aircraft during the course of two patrols. He personally destroyed three of that number. His brilliant leadership as well as his example and courage are of the highest standard.
?
-
24.08.1940
Commanding Officer, 264 Squadron



9.5 victories
Hunting,
Gerald Lindsay
G.L. Hunting
28.03.1891
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
-
04.09.1966
Surrey North Western district, Surrey
Sq.Ldr. RAFO
07.09.1939
       
Huntley,
Raymond William
R.W. Huntley
Son of ... Huntley, and ... James.
23.11.1919
Newport district, Monmouthshire
-
09.1987
Ipswich district, Suffolk
F/Sgt. ? [538442]
P/O (prob) 24.07.1942 [49648]
(WS) F/O (prob) 26.02.1943, seniority 24.01.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 24.07.1944
F/Lt. 24.05.1948, seniority 24.01.1946
Sq.Ldr. (Suppl. List) 01.01.1967 (retd 22.12.1973; at own request)
24.07.1942     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 24.05.1943 264 Squadron RAF
[captured when Mosquito II [HJ915] was lost on a day ranger mission (with the aim of wearing down the enemy fighter force) in the Dax area of Brittany, France in the afternoon; fellow crew member F/Lt. L.J. Porter RAFVR was missing, presumed killed]
24.05.1943 - 1945? POW in German captivity
24.05.1948     short service commission & transferred, RAF (Technical Branch)
14.07.1952     permanent commission
Hutchinson,
John Harvey
J.H. Hutchinson
?
-
Sq.Ldr. 01.04.1937
       
Hutton,
Arthur Francis
A.F. Hutton
?
-
Sq.Ldr.
01.10.1936
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
?
?



qualified at a specialist course in engineering; additionally qualified at university course in engineering
Hynes,
Francis Desmond [R]
F.D. Hynes
Son of Francis Edward Hynes, and Catherine “Kathleen” Mary Conmey Hynes, of Dublin.
Brother of Sq.Ldr. Terence Gerard Hynes?
30.01.1918
-
18.01.1964
[North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar]
[commemorated at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin]
(A) P/O (prob) 17.08.1939 [31446]
P/O (prob) 23.10.1939
F/O 23.10.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 01.10.1945
F/Lt. 25.02.1947, seniority 01.03.1945
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1945-01.11.1947
Sq.Ldr. 01.07.1948
07.04.1952, seniority 07.04.1952 (forfeiture of seniority) (retd 24.09.1959; medical unfitness)

Photo courtesy of Mr John O'Grady

17.08.1939     commissioned, RAF (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
17.08.1943     transferred to reserve (and called up for air force service)
28.11.1946     extended service commission
15.04.1948     permanent commission
Hynes,
Terence Gerard
"Turlough"
F.D. Hynes
Son of Francis Edward Hynes, and Catherine “Kathleen” Mary Conmey Hynes, of Dublin.
Brother of Sq.Ldr. Francis Desmond Hynes?
10.09.1920
-
13.02.1974
[commemorated at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin]
(A) P/O (prob) 04.03.1939 [41707]
P/O (prob) 02.10.1939
P/O 28.11.1939
(WS) F/O 02.10.1940
(WS) F/Lt. 02.10.1941
F/Lt. 01.05.1947, seniority 01.12.1942
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.04.1946, seniority 01.07.1945
Sq.Ldr. 01.11.1947, seniority 01.08.1947 (reld 23.08.1953)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 22.11.1940 ?

Photo courtesy of Mr John O'Grady

04.03.1939     commissioned, RAF (General Duties Branch) [short service commission]
(1940) - 29.08.1940 44 Squadron RAF (DFC)
[Hampden P4372 lost on operation against Gelsenkirchen; captured]
08.1940 - 05.1945? POW in Germapn captivity
28.12.1942     transferred to reserve (and called up for air force service)
01.05.1947     extended service commission
09.03.1949     permanent commission


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