LUCAS, Philip Gadesden


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born: United Kingdom

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Philip Gadesden LUCAS Test Pilot Hawker Aircraft

George Medal Citation The London Gazette (35156) 6th May 1941

Philip Gadesden Lucas, Test Pilot, Hawker Aircraft Ltd.

Test Pilot Lucas displayed great courage and presence of mind during a test flight and, by his skill and coolness, saved an aircraft from destruction.

The aircraft was a Hawker Typhoon prototype and it had suffered a structural failure.

This pilot flew fighter aircraft for the RAF in WWII, this record has come from the RAF Archives with a log book reference. The log book is available for viewing in the RAF London archives. The data we parsed includes pilot name, rank, awards, and log book dates - but little else, i.e. country of birth or aircraft flown. We have made country of birth the UK until users edit the pilot listing to make a correction, figuring a majority will be UK pilots. We do have a reference number for the operational log book(s) available in the RAF archives, in London, and the reference numbers include: Log Book accession no. AC95/54/8. If a user conducts research on this pilot and can fill in this pilot's biography further by clicking edit, or, can visit the RAF archives to inspect the log book(s) and add any aircraft serials or sortie details, this change will be reflected in your profile as recognition. Let us know if you visit the archives.


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