Flt-Lt (later Air Chief Marshall) Charles Edward Hastings Medhurst KCB OBE MC RAF

 

  1941 (NPG)

 b. 12 Dec 1896, Smethwick

2nd Lieut., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers then Royal Flying Corps in WWI

RAeC Certificate No 1437 on 13 Jul 1915 (Maurice Farman Biplane, at Military School, Farnborough)

His son Pilot Officer R. E. H. "Dickie" Medhurst was killed on September 19, 1944 when the Douglas Dakota Mk. III he was co-piloting exploded after taking AAA fire during an air drop mission during Operation Market Garden.

 d. 18 Oct 1954

bur. St Michael and All Angels Churchyard - Great TewOxfordshire

 

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