Cyril Stanley DENT

Serial Number: NZ403858
RNZAF Trade: Pilot
Date of Enlistment: 29th of September 1940, at RNZAF Station Levin
Date of Demob: 13th of September 1944 (To Reserve)
Rank Achieved: Flying Officer
Flying Hours: ? hours
Operational Sorties: ? Ops

Date of Birth: 15th of March 1914, in Cambridge
Personal Details: Was an accountant prior to joining the RNZAF

Service Details: Following training and time in the UK, Cyril sailed on the 29th of April 1941 for the Far East aboard the Maetsuycker. He was commissioned as a Pilot Officer on 6th of July 1942.

Eventually he joined No. 684 Squadron as a Mosquito pilot, flying photo reconnaissance Mosquitoes from Dum Dum in India against the Japanese over the vast sub-continent. See more here for details

He was posted to the Reserve on the 13th of September 1944.

Died: 10th of March 2006, aged 91

Connection with Cambridge: Cyril was born in Cambridge and likely lived here for some time before WWII


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