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Vale "Laddie" Hindley former RAAF pilot

Old 24th Feb 2020, 01:32
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Vale "Laddie" Hindley former RAAF pilot

Just heard of the passing of former RAAF pilot Leigh "Laddie" Hindley who died at Canberra early today. To those he knew him he was a fine officer and a real gentleman. Laddie flew Kittyhawks on operations against Japanese forces in New Guinea in 1944-5 and was a flying instructor at No. 1 Basic Flying Training School at RAAF Base Uranquinty in 1955. He later flew on operations as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam war.
See:https://downunderaviationnews.wordpr...addie-hindley/
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Old 24th Feb 2020, 06:41
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Sad news. His book is a great read and available online here
http://airpower.airforce.gov.au/APDC...tion-Pilot.pdf
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Old 24th Feb 2020, 23:01
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Thanks for the link Cloudee. Laddie checked me out in a Wirraway at RAAF Base Uranquinty NSW when I arrived there as a new QFI in January 1956.
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Just read Laddies book. Fascinating life and flying career.
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