Christopher John Henry Riddle
|Birth name||Christopher John Henry Riddle|
|Born||4 April 1914|
|Died||8 August 2009 (aged 95)|
|Service/||Royal Air Force|
|Years of service||1938–1946|
|Unit||No. 601 Squadron RAF|
No. 10 Group RAF
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|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 Bf 110. He shared a Bf 110 on 11 July and a Do 17 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.
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- "No. 35383". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 December 1941. p. 7121.
- "Squadron Leader Christopher Riddle (deceased)". Military Print Company. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)