Richard Lindsay GLYDE DFC


GLYDE, Richard Lindsay

Service Number: 39983
Enlisted: 1 June 1937
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 87 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Perth, Western Australia, 29 January 1914
Home Town: Claremont, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed In Action (Flying Battle), Selsey Bill, West Sussex, England, 13 August 1940, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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Non Warlike Service

1 Jun 1937: Enlisted Royal Air Force , Aircrew Training Units

World War 2 Service

24 May 1938: Promoted Royal Air Force , Pilot Officer
24 Oct 1938: Involvement Royal Air Force , Flying Officer, SN 39983, No. 87 Squadron (RAF)
27 Nov 1939: Promoted Royal Air Force , Flying Officer, No. 87 Squadron (RAF)
4 Jun 1940: Honoured Distinguished Flying Cross, Air War NW Europe 1939-45, Battle of France serving with No. 87 Squadron

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