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Air Commodore N C Hyde (28157)


Noel Challis                 

b: 20 Nov 1910                       

r: 20 Nov 1962                       

d: 12 Sep 1987

CBE 1 Jun 1953, MiD - 31 Jan 1947, LoM (O) - 12 Dec 1950.

For a list of foreign decoration abbreviations, click here

Plt Off (P): 13 Sep 1929, Plt Off: 13 Sep 1930, Fg Off: 13 Mar 1931, Flt Lt: 13 Mar 1935, Sqn Ldr: 1 Aug 1938, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Dec 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Jan 1946 [1 Jul 1943] 1 Nov 1947, Wg Cdr: 1 Oct 1946, Gp Capt: 1 Jul 1948, Act A/Cdre: 21 Sep 1953?, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1954.  

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28 Sep 1929:   U/T Pilot, No 5 FTS.

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 9 Sep 1930:    Pilot, No 26 Sqn.

 4 Mar 1932:    Pilot, No 208 Sqn.

14 Nov 1935:  Staff, RAF Depot, Middle East.

15 Sep 1936:   Staff, HQ British Forces in Palestine and Transjordan.

19 May 1937:  Test pilot, A. & A.E.E.

xx Nov 1940:   Officer Commanding, No 207 Sqn

 8 Apr 1941:    Prisoner of war (Stalag Luft III)

 1 Nov 1947:   ?

 5 Sep 1949:    Group Captain - Intelligence, HQ 2nd Tactical Air Force.

xx Dec 1951:   Officer Commanding, RAF Binbrook.

21 Sep 1953:   Director of Operations (2).

15 Jan 1956:    AOC/Commandant, Central Flying School.

30 May 1958:  Air Force Member Armed Forces Council, Malaya.

30 Oct 1960:   Commandant, RAF Staff College, Andover.

On the night of 7/8 April 1941, he was flying Manchester L7302 on a mission to Kiel, when the starboard engine was hit by flak, catching fire.  All the crew managed to abandon the aircraft, which crashed near Hamburg and were taken prisoner, becoming the Senior RAF Officer at Oflag VIB at Warburg

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