Rank & Name: S/Ldr Stanley Reginald Hinks AFC* MID

Date of Death: N/A


Little is known of S/Ldr Hinks at this stage. He is known to have taken command of 59 Squadron on 13/08/45 although it appears that he had relinquished command by December, when W/C Halliday was killed whilst serving as C/O of the squadron.

The London Gazette, dated 04/01/1946 shows that he was confirmed in his rank as S/Ldr with effect from 1st of Dec. 1945.

It appears that he was awarded his AFC whilst serving with 31 OTU in Canada, on 16/04/1943.

He was awarded a Bar to his AFC, Gazetted on 03/04/1945, whilst serving with No. 24 Sqn

HINKS, S/L Stanley Reginald (RAF 41180) - Air Force Cross - No.31 Operational Training Unit, Debert, Nova Scotia - Awarded as per London Gazette dated 16 April 1943 and AFRO 1035/43 dated 4 June 1943. Born in North Devon; home in Nottingham; educated at King Edward VII Grammar School; commissioned 1938. He had been Mentioned in Despatches, 1941. Governor General's Records (RG.7 Group 26 Volume 57, file 190-I, dossier 2) has citation.

This officer, an excellent Flying Instructor, has set a very good example to both staff pilots and pupils and has maintained a high standard of flying in his flight. The success of this unit depends to a large extent on successful Hudson conversion training. Flight Lieutenant Hinks, by his outstanding zeal and energy in the performance of his duties, has, to a large degree, been responsible for the high standard of training obtained. In a period of nineteen months this officer has completed 860 flying instructional hours on Hudson conversion training.



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