Acting F/L Hugh William Eliot

Flight Lieu Hugh William Eliot

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Acting Light-Lieutenant H.W. Eliot

The Distinguished Flying Cross has been awarded to Acting Flight-Lieutenant Hugh William Eliot, son of Mr and Mrs F.H. Eliot, of 3 Romanhurst Gardens Shortlands.

Only 20 years of age, he is one of those gallant young men to whom “so much is owed by so many.”

He was a member of a famous squadron in France, and was mentioned in despatches.

He served in the Battle of Britain in September 1940, and when his machine was shot down he baled out from a great height and landed safely.

Acting Flight-Lieutenant Eliot has also served in the Middle East.

He was educated at St Dunstan’s Catford, and joined the RAF in June 1939.

Flight Lieutenant Hugh William Eliot as published in the Bromley & District Times on 3rd October 1941

Bromley & District Times, 3rd October 1941 (page 5)

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