2nd Lt. Richard Henry Bibby, RAF

   

1898 Feb 12. Born Gloucester

1901 census at 66, Edis Passage, Barton Street, Gloucester

1911 census at Hill View Road Hucclecote Gloucestershire

1911 to 1914 Attended Cheltenham College

1915 Jun 2. Enlisted in Gloucs Hussars

1916 Dec 11. Posted to Egypt with Gloucs Hussars

1918 Jul 4. Posted to RAF in Egypt

1919 Mar 8. . The undermentioned Cadets are granted honorary commissions as 2nd Lts., with effect from the date of their demobilisation : 235674 Richard Henry Bibby.. Leaves Egypt nd returns to UK

1921 Feb 9. Joined ADRIC with service no. 1648 .Posted to O Coy

1921 Feb 13. Posted to N Coy

Accrued fines of £2, 10/- and 10/-

1921 Feb 13. Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Feb 4. Marries in Dublin to Muriel McVeagh)

1922 Feb to Nov. District Inspector in RUC Specials

1923 Living in Belfast from RAF record

1924 Jan 14. RAF . The undermentioned Pilot Officers on probation are confirmed in rank

1925 Jan 14. Promoted Flying Officer.

1928. May Arrives in Canada, a Pilot, he is an immigrant. He has a job with Ontario Government Air Services, and his wife will follow later.

1928 May 20 His first Canadian commercial pilots licence issued

1928 Oct 1. Crosses from Canada to USA

1934 Jan 16. Canadian newspaper headline. Bibby R.H. - Plane lost after leaving Moosonee

1937 May 3. Arrives in Albany NY, from Hubert, Quebec. He is the pilot of an aircraft

1944 Nov 22. Lands in USA from Canada. He is an Air Manager Observer.

Chatham was selected for a World War Two airfield because of the large average number of clear flying days per year. RCAF Station Chatham became an operational field under Eastern Air Commands. It was also the location of training units of No 3 Training Command of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. No 21 Elementary Flying Training School for pilots was located there from mid 1941 to mid 1942 and No 10 Air Observer School from mid 1941 to the end of the war, training both navigators and wireless operators. The air observer school was run by a local civilian group headed by R.H. Bibby, an experienced bush pilot. They trained a total of 131,553 air crew from around the world.

1961 Mar 20 Died in Canada

ADRIC