Cecil Francis Hughes DICKSON

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Cecil Francis Hughes DICKSON

Birthplace: Jagersfontein, Free State, South Africa
Death: Died in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry (Harry) Hughes Dickson and Julia Theodora Hughes-Dickson
Husband of Helen Margaret Dickson
Father of Nora Frances Wille and Private User
Brother of Edwin Goddard Hughes-DICKSON; William Henry Hughes-DICKSON; Eileen Hughes-Dickson; Fanny Wooley and Lilian Maud Every

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About Cecil Francis Hughes DICKSON

Cecil Hughes Dickson was a pilot on WW1, and spent some time in France.

World War I In April 1914 six pupils (with the probationary ranks of lieutenant in the ACF) were sent to England to undergo further training.[1] Five of them eventually qualified. When World War I broke out in August 1914, these pilots were granted permission to join the newly formed Royal Flying Corps (RFC). The number of South Africans in the RFC eventually reached approximately 3,000, with 260 active-duty fatalities. They took part in aerial reconnaissance and artillery spotting missions over France during the war. No fewer than 46 of them became fighter aces shooting down five or more enemy aircraft, with the most successful,

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Cecil Francis Hughes DICKSON's Timeline

September 22, 1896
Jagersfontein, Free State, South Africa
February 24, 1934
Age 37
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Age 92
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa