Name/Titlephoto negative - Squadron Leader Ronald Fairfax Hamlyn AFC DFM
About this objectSquadron Leader Ronald Fairfax Hamlyn. On 6th June 1940 he was posted to 610 Squadron based at Gravesend, a satellite airfield of Biggin Hill. On 24th August 1940 he shot down a Ju 88 bomber and four Me 109 fighters. He was the only pilot in the entire war to achieve five 'kills' in one day. For this feat he was awarded the DFM on 13th September 1940. On 15th October 1941, on completion of his tour, he was posted to RAF Valley to form and command 275 (ASR) Squadron
In September 1980 RAF Biggin Hill gathered together a collection of photographs from museums, commercial and private individuals to mount an exhibition to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The collection was passed on to Bob Ogley when the RAF withdrew from Biggin Hill.
This photograph is part of the Bob Ogley Photograph Collection.
Date Made19 January 1943
PeriodSecond World War
Medium and Materials1: photographic negative
Measurements1: H 100 mm x W 125 mm
2: H 185 mm x W 145 mm
Subject and Association KeywordsBiggin Hill
Subject and Association KeywordsHamlyn, Ronald Fairfax
Subject and Association Keywords610 Squadron
Subject and Association KeywordsGravesend
Subject and Association Keywords275 (ASR) Squadron