Dick Lord

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Richard Stanley Lord
Born(1936-06-20)20 June 1936
Johannesburg, South Africa
Died26 October 2011(2011-10-26) (aged 75)
Allegiance South Africa
Service/branchFleet Air Arm
 South African Air Force
RankBrigadier General
Commands held

Brigadier General Dick Lord (20 June 1936 - 26 October 2011) [1] from Johannesburg, South Africa was a South African Air Force and Fleet Air Arm pilot.

He was born in Johannesburg and attended Parktown Boys' High School.[2] He joined the Royal Navy in 1958 where he qualified as a fighter pilot. Whilst serving in the Royal Navy, Lord did a two-year exchange tour with the US Navy.[3]

He returned to South Africa in the early 1970s and joined the South African Air Force.

He also wrote a number of books including

  • Fire, Flood and Ice (1998)
  • From Tailhooker to Mudmover (2000)
  • Vlamgat (2000)
  • From Fledgling to Eagle: the South African Air Force during the Border War (2008)


  1. ^ Wingrin, Dean (October 28, 2011). "Dick Lord passes on". DefenceWeb. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "OBITUARY: Brigadier-General Richard 'Dick' Lord, SAAF (Ret)". South African Military History Society. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  3. ^ "Brigadier General Dick Lord". The Telegraph. November 6, 2011. Retrieved May 25, 2015.