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Old 19th February 2021, 19:22
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Acklington 1940 Wing Commander H J Pringle

Hi,

I am trying to help a friend, so I thought I would ask in this forum. As there is much experience here.

Please can anyone confirm if W/Cmdr H. J. Pringle was the Station Cammander of Acklington during 1940?

Would anyone happen to have any knowledge about him, service information etc?

Thank you very much in advance

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Old 19th February 2021, 22:07
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Re: Kirton in Lindsey 1940 Wing Commander H Pringle

H. J. Pringle
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Old 20th February 2021, 01:30
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Re: Acklington 1940 Wing Commander H J Pringle

There is a little on Herbert John Pringle here.
https://www.saxonlodge.net/getperson...48&tree=Tatham

"Herbert John Pringle: RAF career: Cadet College, Cranwell; P/O 28 Jul 1928 [26064]; F/O 28 Jan 1930; F/Lt 01 Apr 1934; Sq.Ldr 01 Dec 1937; W/Cdr (T) 01 Sep 1940; Gp.Capt (T) 01 Sep 1942; Gp.Capt 01 Jul 1947; Retd 28 Sep 1957. Postings: RAF - General Duties Branch 28 Jul 1928 (First commission); Nº 3 (F) Squadron, Kenley, 21 Nov 1934; Chief Flying Instructor, RAF Upavon 15 Dec 1936 (1937-1940); RAF Acklington, date unknown. Decorations: Air Force Cross (AFC) 08 Jun 1939; MBE, OBE (dates unknown); Independence Commemorative Decoration (ICD)1970."

This link gives the dates he was at RAF Acklington (search for Pringle):
https://www.fusilier.co.uk/acklingto...1939_1945.html

Pringle was the station commander from 17 August 1940 to 30 July, 1941 when he was posted to Fighter Command.

An incident while he was a Acklington involving Rudolf Hess: https://www.theoldie.co.uk/blog/my-f...ed-rudolf-hess
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Re: Acklington 1940 Wing Commander H J Pringle

Just amazing, thank you very much for taking the time and trouble. That is so much appreciated.


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