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Air Commodore R Pyne (04180)


Reginald              b: 25 Mar 1899                                                             d: 17 May 1944

DFC: xx xxx 1925, MiD: 8 Jun 1944

(Army): 2 Lt (P): 25 Oct 1917.

(RAF): 2 Lt (P): 1 Apr 1918, Lt: 25 Apr 1919, Fg Off: 4 Aug 1919 [25 Apr 1929], Flt Lt: 1 Jul 1926, Sqn Ldr: 1 Oct 1935, Wg Cdr: 1 Nov 1938, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1941, Act A/Cdre: 1 Jun 1943, Gp Capt (WS): 1 Dec 1943.

25 Oct 1917:          Commissioned into the RFC

xx xxx xxxx:            Staff Officer, HQ No 29 Group

15 Apr 1920:           Pilot, RAF Base Leuchars/No 205 Sqn.

 3 Sep 1923:            Pilot, No 31 Sqn.

 4 Aug 1925:            Armament Officer/Instructor, Armament and Gunnery School.

 1 Nov 1926:           Seconded for service as ADC to the Governor of the United Provinces.

16 May 1928:          Ceased to be seconded for service as ADC to the Governor of the United Provinces.

19 Dec 1928:           Instructor, No 3 FTS

 7 Mar 1930:            Adjutant/Instructor, Central Flying School.

30 Apr 1932:           Flight Commander, No 17 Sqn.

22 Jan 1934:            Attended RAF Staff College.

 7 Jan 1935:             Staff Officer, Directorate of Staff Duties.

15 Jan 1938:            Officer Commanding, No 32 Sqn.

18 Jan 1939:            Seconded for service with the Turkish Government.

xx Sept 1942:          SASO, AHQ Iraq

 1 Jun 1943:             SASO, HQ No 10 Group.

He was seriously injured in a crash on 23 September 1929 whilst flying Atlas, J9471 of No 3 FTS, his pupil, LAC Lane (364690) being killed.

On 17 May 1944, he took off from Bolt Head in Hurricane W9118 of No 10 Group Communications Flight, whilst carrying out an inspection of units in the group but he hit a balloon cable and crashed near Dartmouth Naval College, Devon, being killed.

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