Norman William Ingham HODGSON

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Date of Birth: 14th of April 1916, in Auckland
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Norman was the son of Arthur Blakey Hodgson and Jessie Emily Hodgson. Norman lived in Cambridge before he moved to Britian and his parents moved to Palmerston North. He was educated at Cambridge District High School.

Upon leaving school Norman went to England to join the Royal Air Force. He later left the Air Force and gaining employment in civil aviation in Britain.

By November 1937 he was working as an aircraft insp3ector for Phillip and Powis Ltd. who constructed aeroplanes. Norman travelled to New Zealand in November 1937 onboard the Rangitata to assess the condition of four Miles Hawk Majors that his company had built.

On the 14th of July 1939 Norman was issued a Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate, number 19061, after learning to fly at the Reading Aero Club, where he was flying a Hawk aircraft.

By 1954 he seems to have been working as a Production Manager for the Department of Defence Productuction in Australia.

Service Details: Norman apparently joined the Royal Air Force sometime in the 1930's. Little is yet known about his service, but it seems he was not an officer. It is probable that he served in some sort of technical trade.

Died: (Possibly) 28th of May 2012 at Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
Buried at: (Possibly) The Queanbeyan Lawn Cemetery & Memorial Gardens, Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia

Connection with Cambridge: Norman lived in Cambridge and went to school in the town before he left for Britain.

Thanks to: Errol Martyn for his assistance in filling gaps on this page


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