Flt-Lt Frank Ormond 'Mongoose' Soden DFC

  1916, when a Lieutenant in the 8th South Staffordshire Regiment, aged 21

 

b. 3 Nov 1895, Petitcodiac NB, Canada

British Army 1914-16; RAF 1916-1945; WWI ace (27 victories)

Founding Member of the British Parachute Association in 1926

Author of 'Parachutes' (RAeS), Oct 1927

2nd place (Moth G-EBOU, 95½ mph) in Wakefield Light Aeroplane Handicap (£15) & 2nd place (Moth G-EBOU, 95 mph) in President's Cup Race (£15), Hants Air Pageant, Avro Aerodrome, Hamble, 28 May 1928

Station Commander at Biggin Hill in WWII

Later emigrated to Kenya

d. 12 Feb 1961 - London

 

 

Research: thanks to Steve Brew

 

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