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1. Name
Robert Maxwell GIDDY
2. Date Commissioned
1 October 1919
3. Date retired
12 September 1947
Died 29 August 1974
4. Rank
Lieut. Colonel
5. Awarded wings
June 1925
6. Flying schools
R.A.F Netheravon 16 June 1924
R.A.F Gosport 9January 1925
7. Aircraft types flown
Torpedo and Spotter types i.e. Fairey IUD etc
8. Squadrons
Furious - possibly 421 Flight. 1925 & 1928
445 Flight - Courageous. 1927
440 Flight - Hermes. 1931
9. Aircraft Carriers
Furious 1925
Courageous 1927
Furious 1928 and 1929
Hermes 1931
10. Senior Appointments
F.A.A No record
11.Decorations
1939/45 War medals incl. Atlantic, Burma, Defence
12. General
Giddy was one of the 19 R.M. Officers who responded to A.FO. 1058/24 and volunteered for flying training in 1924. Apart from normal appointments in first line Flights there is no record available. He had two periods of flying duty, the last in 1933 when he reverted finally to Corps Duties. He retired on 12 September 1947 and died on 29 August 1974
13. R.A.F Rank
Flying Officer 16 June 1924