Monday, February 15, 2010

G/C Edgar Norman Ryder DFC* 1914-1995

Norman Ryder (2nd left) with other pilots from 41 Sqn

Medal awarded to G/Capt E.N Ryder for competing in the race.

G/C Edgar Norman Ryder was Commissioned in October 1936,he was shot down and captured, whilst CO of Kenley Wing, 31 October 1941 after gaining 7.25 kills. He retired from RAF in October 1960, retaining rank of Group Captain.

He was third in the 1959 Bleriot Daily Mail Air Race between London and Paris flying a Hawker Hunter.