|Christopher John Henry Riddle|
|Birth name||Christopher John Henry Riddle|
4 April 1914|
|Died||8 August 2009
|Service/branch||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1938–1946|
|Unit||No. 10 Group RAF|
|Other work||Timber, Textiles|
Air Force Career
Riddle flew with 601 Sqn throughout the Battle of Britain, along with his older brother Hugh. On 27 May 1940, over Dunkirk, Riddle probably destroyed a Me110. He shared a Me110 on 11 July and a Do17 on 4 September. He was promoted to Flight Lieutenant on 4 October 1940.
In January 1941 Riddle was posted to No. 10 Group RAF (RAF Box) as a Sector Controller. He was mentioned in dispatches in March 1941. He was promoted to Squadron Leader on 1 December 1941. Later in the war he was in the Far East at HQ Air South East Asia Command, in Ceylon and later Singapore. Riddle was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Squadron Leader.
Riddle was later with an international trading group and his main work was buying Baltic timber for the Australian market. Riddle later had his own textile company. He was involved with the Billy Fiske Memorial Window at Boxgrove Priory.