Bio / Text:
Clive Geoffrey Hilken joined the RAFVR about March 1939 as a pilot under training and was called to full-time service on 1st September that year. Following training at 5 FTS and 6 OTU he was posted to 74 Squadron on 21st August 1940 as a Spitfire pilot.
In mid-October 1940 the squadron moved from Kirton-in-Lindsey to Biggin Hill and was soon in action. Hilken was shot down on 20th October over south London and he baled out, wounded, his aircraft P7426 coming down at Cowden, Kent.