3 CDO BDE Hutchings, Richard (Dick)

Paddy Mayne
By Hamish Ross
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By Damien Lewis

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Hutchings
  • FORENAME
Richard (Dick)
  • UNIT
R.M. 846 Naval Air Squadron
  • RANK
Lieutenant
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Distinguished Service Cross
  • PLACE
Falklands 1982
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Lincolnshire
Op.Mikado
Sea King was abandoned in Chile (on SAS operation)
detained by Chilean forces
retired as Colonel
civilian trainer for the military
training and development officer,nuclear industry
retired to Eskdale Green,Cumbria
married Lorraine (1 daughter)
author of "Special Forces Pilot" (2008)
 

CITATION:

Distinguished Service Cross : Lieutenant Hutchings, 846 Naval Air Squadron made an important contribution to the planning and conduct of operations by the use of his skills as a Combat Survival Instructor. He completed eight operational missions with dogged determination and courage, demonstrating great resilience under trying circumstances.

The personal courage over a prolonged period shown by Lieutenant Hutchings was of the highest order.

WEB LINKS:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/49134/supplement/1
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