Goldie, Thomas Hugh Evelyn

    Date of birth:
    December 5th, 1919
    Date of death:
    December 23rd, 2010
    Service number:
    998626 (NCO)/61016 (Officer)
    Nationality:
    British (1801-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

    Hugh Goldie enjoyed a long a career as a theatre director after serving as a U-boat hunter with the RAF in the Second World War and winning two DFCs.

    Promotions:
    ? Leading Aircraftman
    19 January, 1941: Pilot Officer on probation
    ? Flying Officer

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Acting Flight Lieutenant
    Unit:
    No. 200 Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Awarded on:
    March 16th, 1943
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Flight Lieutenant
    Unit:
    No. 86 Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Awarded on:
    July 13th, 1945
    Action:
    Citation:
    "This officer is a highly skilled and efficient pilot and captain of aircraft. He has completed many sorties since being awarded the Distinguished
    Flying Cross and his keenness and determination have set a fine example. During a sortie in May, 1945, a U-boat was located. Flight Lieutenant Goldie went in to attack with great determination, straddling the target with his depth charges. Shortly afterwards a large patch of oil was seen covering the scene. The skill with which Flight Lieutenant Goldie executed his attack was typical of that which he has invariably shown in his engagements with the enemy."
    Details:
    Second DFC received in the form of a bar, to be worn on the ribbon of the first DFC.
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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