Wing Commander - A scarce - Inter-War India North West Frontier Waziristan Audax and Hawker Hart. Pilot’s Log Book group Awarded to Wing Commander C. B. Hughes, Royal Air Force

SKU: Wing Commander - A scarce - Inter-War India North West Frontier Waziristan Audax and Hawker Hart. Pilot’s Log Book group Awarded

A scarce - Inter-War India North West Frontier Waziristan Audax and Hawker Hart.  Pilot’s Log Book group Awarded to Wing Commander Cedric. Barnes.  Hughes, - Royal Air Force, who flew operationally out of India with both 39 Bomber Squadron and 60 Bomber Squadron, Commanding latter at Kohat from April 1938, he served for most of the Second World War on Signals duties.  Group Of 3: -  India General Service medal - 1936 - 1939 - 2 Clasps  North West Frontier with clasps 1936 - 1937 -  North West Frontier 1937-1939. ( Named - Flt Lt C B Hughes - R A F ) - Defence medal - War medal  both Unnamed as issued. Swing Mounted to wear.  Condition : Good Very Fine.  Together with receipts Royal Air Force Pilot's Log Book - Covering the period from July 1937 - Through to December 1939.  Includes all of the operational Flying as a Pilot in Audax and Hawker Hart aircraft on the North West Frontier.  Also comes with some very nice pictures of C B Hughes ( Photocopies - Very Good ) Cedric Barnes Hughes was born in Deal in Kent. 17th September 1907.  Date of enlistment was 11th September 1923.  Being posted to Flower down, he was appointed an Aircraftman 2nd class ( No 364095 ) on the 17th September 1925 Having been accepted as a Officer Cadet on 2nd September 1926 he was commissioned as a Pilot Officer ( No 26057 ) Into the General Duties Branch, on the 28th July 1928, and then posted to No 99 Bomber Squadron at Upper Hayford on the 28th July 1928, For Flying Duties as a Pilot.  C B Hughes was attached to the  Central Flying School for Training in instrument Flying; From 20th October to 1st November 1930, and again from 18th May to the 2nd August 1933 For a Flying Instructors course, having in the meantime been promoted to Flying Officer on the 28th January 1930 and posted to No 3 Flying Training School at Grantham as a Flying Instructor on the 5th August 1931, and to the Electrical and Wireless school at Cranwell on 25th April 1932, as a supernumerary Officer on a signals course.  Posted to Signals Headquarters at Hawkinge for signal duties on the 17th July 1933.  Cedric Barnes Hughes was then promoted to Flight Lieutenant on the 1st February 1934, and then posted out to India to join Royal Air Force Headquarters at New Delhi for signal duties on the 10th October 1934, Posted for signal duties to join No 28 Army Co - Operation Squadron at Ambala on the 11th November 1936, he then returned to Flying duties with 39 Bomber Squadron at Risalpur on the 8th November 1937 and took part in the operations on the North West Frontier in Waziristan against the Faqir of Lpi.  Promoted to Squadron Leader 1st April 1938, he was posted to Command No 60 Bomber Squadron at Kohat on the 19th April 1938, and then attached to No 1 - India wing from 12th May to 30th November 1938, then posted to Home establishment 1939.  WW2 service 24th April 1944 - Headquarters 93 Group - 14th February 1945 HQ - Bomber Command 13th July 1945 - Last day of paid service.  Very Nice Original Group with lots of History.            


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