Swinburne Hugh Leslie Lt/Col 7660

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Personnel Entry

Lt H L Swinburne - possibly 1918
Lt H L Swinburne - possibly 1918

Name Swinburne Hugh Leslie
Army number 7660
Rank Lt/Col
Decorations M.i.D.*, T.D, 24/6/1938, D.L., J.P.
Date of birth 7/5/1898, Gateshead
Age 0
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as a 2/Lt 9th Battalion 10/10/1915. Transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 111 Squadron 11/2/1918 - 23/3/1919. T/Lt 9th Defence Force Battalion 10/4/1921 - 6/7/1921. Rejoined Territorial Army - The Durham Light Infantry 9th Battalion. Posted to the 12th Battalion DLI 5/5/39. Embodied 24/8/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 20/12/1939, Posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish 1/2/1940 in command. Served with the B.E.F. in Northern France. Taken Prisoner of War May 1940. Repatriated to the UK. DLI 27/10/1945. Released from service 1945. TARO 1/9/1948 - 8/8/1953 as Hon Colonel. Appointed Hon Colonel LAA Regt RA 13/12/1952 - 1956. Appointed Hon Colonel 17th Bn Parachute Regiment (9th DLI) 1958 - 1963. Hon Flt-Lt RAF.
Company/Battery Battalion HQ
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role 2 i/c, CO.
Joined Brigade 01-Sep-39
Promotions Lt 1/6/1916, Captain 12/7/1922, Major 19/11/1934, Lt Col 5/5/1939.
Prisoner of War Yes - Oflag 9A/H Spangenburg, PoW Number 373.
Died/Killed in action Died 19/11/1973.
Home address Son of William and Louisa Swinburne, 3, Carlton Terrace, Low Fell, Attended Boarding School in Corbridge, Lived at 12, West St. Gateshead, Worked as Solicitor and Town Clerk.
Source table 1TS

As will be seen above, Lt Col Swinburne qualified as a Pilot during the First World War.

A copy of his Royal Aero Club Certificate appears below:-

Royal Aero Club Certificate.jpg