HARDY, Henry George

F/Off Hardy served in No. 14 Squadron RAF in the Middle East between April 1942 and October 1943. He was then sent to West Freugh in Scotland until May 1944 as a Wireless Operator instructor. F/Off Hardy was mentioned in dispatches. Information and photos supplied by granddaughter Loulou Paterson who is writing a book about her grandfather and his war experiences. The book is titled ' George Hardy's War'. Photo of 4 were graduates of 1 WAGS Course 7. Back R-L Bill Giles killed in action Crete July 43, Colin McAskill killed training accident 700 TU Nakaru Kenya, Jack Vardon and George Hardy. Photo possibly taken at MEP [Middle East Pool] Kasfareet, Egypt after arrival in July 41.

Last Name
HARDY
Given Names
Henry George
Service Number
407500
Date of Birth
07/01/1909
Birth Location
Adelaide South Australia
Enlistment Date
12/10/1940
Enlistment Location
Adelaide S.A.
Course Details
WAGS Course 7
Intake Date
14/11/1940
Finish Date
05/03/1941
To
1BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
22/01/1945 (Discharged)
Discharge Unit
1 TGHQ
Rank
Flying Officer
Notes

F/Off Hardy served in No. 14 Squadron RAF in the Middle East between April 1942 and October 1943. He was then sent to West Freugh in Scotland until May 1944 as a Wireless Operator instructor. F/Off Hardy was mentioned in dispatches. Information and photos supplied by granddaughter Loulou Paterson who is writing a book about her grandfather and his war experiences. The book is titled ' George Hardy's War'. Photo of 4 were graduates of 1 WAGS Course 7. Back R-L Bill Giles killed in action Crete July 43, Colin McAskill killed training accident 700 TU Nakaru Kenya, Jack Vardon and George Hardy. Photo possibly taken at MEP [Middle East Pool] Kasfareet, Egypt after arrival in July 41.

NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1 WAGS - HARDY Henry George - 407500
1 WAGS - HARDY Henry George - 407500
1 WAGS - HARDY Henry George - 407500
1 WAGS - HARDY Henry George - 407500 George on right others unknown.
1 WAGS - HARDY Henry George - 407500 George front
1 WAGS - HARDY Henry George - 407500 L Colin McAskill R George Hardy

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial