Wg Cdr Mike Hughes


We regret to announce the passing of Wg Cdr Mike Hughes (53C Entry) on the 12th December 2021. He was a devoted husband to the late Pamela; a fun and supportive father to daughter, Sue and an amazing role model to grandson Simon.

Mike was one of three flying instructors who were ‘loaned’ to the Belgian Air Force in order to teach them to fly jet-propelled fighter aircraft. Mike was promoted to Wg Cdr on the 1st January 1969 and retired from the RAF on the 25th October 1980, following which he became Director & Secretary of Purley Children’s Trust.

He is missed for his cheerful nature and love of life.

Children's Trust (www.ftct.org.uk) would be welcome. This is the new operating name for the Purley Children's Trust which Mike managed after he retired from the RAF.