Swinburne Hugh Leslie Lt/Col 7660
Name Swinburne Hugh Leslie
Army number 7660
Decorations M.i.D.*, T.D, 24/6/1938, D.L., J.P.
Date of birth 7/5/1898, Gateshead
Unit Durham Light Infantry - Comm as 2/Lt 9th Bn 10/10/1915, Trf Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 111 Squadron 11/2/1918 - 23/3/1919, T/Lt 9th Defence Force Bn 10/4/1921 - 6/7/1921. Rejoined Territorial Army - Durham Light Infantry 9th Bn, Posted 12th Bn DLI 5/5/39, Embodied 24/8/1939, Trf Black Watch 20/12/1939, Posted 1 TS 1/2/1940 in command. B.E.F., Prisoner of War. 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 O9A/H Spangenburg, Number 373
Died/Killed in action 19/11/1973
Home address Son of William and Louisa Swinburne, 3, Carlton Terrace, Low Fell, Attended Boarding School in Corbridge, 12, West St. Gateshead, 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:-