Peter Pledger OBE

Peter Vaughan Pledger was born on the 24th March, 1927, and graduated from 46 Entry (C Sqn) with the Sword of Honour, the Groves Memorial Prize and the Dickson Trophy.

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As a young Flying Officer on 13 Sqn, his career was nearly cut short when, in April 1950, the Mosquito he was flying swung on take-off and the undercarriage collapsed at RAF Asmara, Somalia. Both he and his navigator, Peter Bruce-Smith, were unhurt.

As a Wing Commander he was awarded the OBE in the 1966 Birthday Honours List. He was promoted to Group Captain on the 2nd January 1970.

Peter passed away at home on the 6th March 2022 aged 94.