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Name: Reginald Theodore Carlos "Georgie" Hoidge
Military Cross (MC) and Bar Reginald Hoidge
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 1, 56
Victories: 28
Born: 28 July 1894
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, USA
Died: 01 March 1963
Place of Death: New York, New York, USA
Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada Image
 
 
The son of John Robert and Loveday Ann (Cotton) Hoidge, Reginald Theodore Carlos Hoidge first served with the Canadian Royal Garrison Artillery before he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. Posted to 56 Squadron in 1917, he scored 27 victories flying the S.E.5 and S.E.5a. After serving as an instructor for nearly a year, he was posted to 1 Squadron as a flight commander and scored one more victory before the war ended.
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. Reginald Theodore Carlos Hoidge, R.G.A. (Spec. Res.) and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion. On many occasions he has attacked and destroyed or driven down hostile machines, and has taken part in twenty-four offensive patrols. In all combats his bravery and skill have been most marked.
 
Military Cross (MC) Bar
2nd Lt. (T. /Lt.) Reginald Theodore Carlos Hoidge, M.C., R.G.A., Spec. Res. and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in shooting down fourteen enemy aircraft in three and a half months. After attacking a large formation of enemy aircraft, owing to engine trouble he was driven down to six hundred feet at least five miles from our lines, but managed to recross the lines at a height of five hundred feet, and so saved his machine.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 05 May 1917 1845-1945 56 S.E.5 (A4862) Albatros D.III (OOC) Montigny
2 07 May 1917 1830 56 S.E.5 (A4862) Albatros D.III (DES) NE of Cambrai
3 07 May 1917 1830-1900 56 S.E.5 (A4862) Albatros D.III (OOC) 1 N of Cambrai
4 20 May 1917 1200 56 S.E.5 (A4862) Halberstadt D (OOC) Bugnicourt
5 24 May 1917 1900-2000 56 S.E.5 (A4862) Albatros D.III (OOC) 2 S of Douai
6 24 May 1917 1900-2000 56 S.E.5 (A4862) C (DESF) 3 Gouy sous Bellone
7 24 May 1917 1900-2000 56 S.E.5 (A4862) Albatros D.III (OOC) Sains
8 27 May 1917 1900-2000 56 S.E.5 (A4862) Albatros D.III (OOC) E of Bugnicourt
9 08 Jun 1917 0830-0945 56 S.E.5 (A8914) C (OOC) Lompret
10 17 Jun 1917 0845-0930 56 S.E.5 (A8914) C (DES) La Bassée
11 12 Jul 1917 2000 56 S.E.5 (A8914) Albatros D.V (OOC) Polygon Wood
12 12 Jul 1917 2000 56 S.E.5 (A8914) Albatros D.V (OOC) W of Menin
13 20 Jul 1917 1915-2015 56 S.E.5 (A8914) Albatros D.V (OOC) Zonnebeke
14 23 Jul 1917 1945-2045 56 S.E.5 (A8914) Albatros D.V (OOC) Zonnebeke
15 27 Jul 1917 1930-2045 56 S.E.5 (A8914) Albatros D.V (OOC) NE of Roulers
16 28 Jul 1917 1930-2030 56 S.E.5 (A8914) Albatros D.V (DES) W of Roulers
17 28 Jul 1917 1930-2030 56 S.E.5 (A8914) Albatros D.V (OOC) Dadizeele
18 22 Aug 1917 1845-1920 56 S.E.5a (B4851) Albatros D.V (OOC) SW of Roulers
19 05 Sep 1917 1815-1900 56 S.E.5a (B528) Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Houthoulst Forest
20 10 Sep 1917 1740-1845 56 S.E.5a (B4851) Albatros D.V (OOC) W of Roulers
21 11 Sep 1917 1815-1915 56 S.E.5a (B4851) Albatros D.V (OOC) NE of Houthoulst Forest
22 21 Sep 1917 1730-1830 56 S.E.5a (B506) Albatros D.V (DES) Gheluwe
23 23 Sep 1917 1740-1835 56 S.E.5a (B506) Pfalz D.III (OOC) N of Zonnebeke
24 28 Sep 1917 1715-1725 56 S.E.5a (B506) Albatros D.V (DES) E of Westroosebeke
25 18 Oct 1917 0810-1020 56 S.E.5a (B506) C (DES) E of Comines
26 18 Oct 1917 0810-1020 56 S.E.5a (B506) C (OOC) E of Wervicq
27 31 Oct 1917 1440-1620 56 S.E.5a (B506) Albatros D.V (OOC) Roulers
28 29 Oct 1918 1430 1 S.E.5a (E5799) Fokker D.VII (DES) Pommereuil

1 Shared with Capt Henry Meintjes, Lt Cecil Lewis, 2Lt W B Melville (A4852)
2 Shared with Capt Cyril Crowe, 2Lt Arthur Rhys Davids, 2Lt Keith Muspratt, 2Lt John Turnbull
3 Shared with 2Lt Arthur Rhys Davids
 
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