John Aldridge (RAF officer)

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John Arthur Aldridge
Born 9 February 1899
Gravely, Hertfordshire
Died November 1988 (aged 89)
North East Hampshire, Hampshire
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flying service
Years of service World War I
World War II
Rank Lieutenant
Unit No. 19 Squadron RAF
Awards Order of the British Empire, Belgian Croix de Guerre
Other work Served in Air Training Corps during World War II
Secretary at the Veterinary Laboratory near Woking

Lieutenant John Arthur Aldridge was a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories. He returned to the colours during World War II, joining the Air Training Corps.[1]

Aldridge joined the Royal Flying Corps in June 1917. He flew a Sopwith Dolphin for No. 19 Squadron from the spring 1918.[2]

He became Secretary at the Veterinary Laboratory near Woking and he was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his work in the Civil Service.[1]

Sources of information[edit]

  1. ^ a b "John Aldridge". The Aerodrome. Retrieved 4 Jan 2011. 
  2. ^ Above the Trenches. p. 49. 


Above the Trenches: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-1920. Christopher F. Shores, Norman L. R. Franks, Russell Guest. Grub Street, 1990. ISBN 0-948817-19-4, ISBN 978-0-948817-19-9.