John Aldridge (RAF officer)
|John Arthur Aldridge|
9 February 1899|
|Died||November 1988 (aged 88–89)
North East Hampshire, Hampshire
|Service/branch||Royal Flying Corps|
|Years of service||1917–1919|
|Unit||No. 19 Squadron RAF|
|Battles/wars||First World War
Second World War
|Awards||Order of the British Empire
Belgian Croix de Guerre
|Other work||Served in Air Training Corps during the Second World War
Secretary at the Veterinary Laboratory near Woking
Aldridge joined the Royal Flying Corps as an officer cadet, and was made a temporary second lieutenant on 24 May 1917. He received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 4846 on a Maurice Farman biplane at Ruislip on 16 June 1917. He was posted to No. 19 Squadron in early 1918, where he scored five victories flying the Sopwith Dolphin between April and September. He officially left the RAF on 12 January 1919.
- "John Aldridge". The Aerodrome. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
- "No. 30141". The London Gazette (Supplement). 19 June 1917. p. 6148.
- Shores et.al. (1990), p. 49.
- "No. 31143". The London Gazette. 24 January 1919. p. 1267.
- "No. 31433". The London Gazette. 4 July 1919. p. 8404.
- "No. 37057". The London Gazette (Supplement). 27 April 1945. p. 2294.
- "No. 38493". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1948. p. 15.
- Shores, Christopher F.; Franks, Norman; Guest, Russell (1990). Above the Trenches: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-1920. London, UK: Grub Street. ISBN 0-948817-19-4.
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