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Francis Esme Theodore Hewlett

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Francis Esme Theodore Hewlett (1891-1974)

1891 Born the son of Hilda Beatrice Hewlett and Maurice Hewlett

1911 His mother taught him to fly; he earned his pilot's certificate, dated 14 November 1911

WWI He earned a Distinguished Service Order in 1915 and rose to the rank of Group Captain.

His distinguished military aviation career in the UK was followed by his career in New Zealand

1941 Wing Commander F.E.T. Hewlett D.S.O., O.B.E. - was Station Commander in May 1941 of RNZAF Station Ohakea, New Zealand

1969. Air Commodore F.E.T Hewlett, RNZAF, Patron of the Tauranga Aero Club

1974 Died in New Zealand

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