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Name: John Geoffrey Sadler Candy
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 19
Victories: 6
Born: 19 February 1897
Place of Birth: Froyle, Hampshire
Died: 11 May 1955
Place of Death:  
 
 
Commissioned on 1 April 1918, John Geoffrey Sadler Candy remained in the Royal Air Force when the war ended and was promoted to Squadron Leader on 12 December.1928. He retired on 12 September 1937 but was recalled to active service on 25 August 1939 and served until 26 January 1946.

Birth registered 1st quarter 1897 at Alton, Hampshire; parents were John Alfred Sadler (born in Chiddingford, Surrey) and Emily L. F. Candy.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 26 Aug 1917 0540 19 SPAD (B3352) DFW C (DES) 1 Moorseele
2 30 Sep 1917 0900 19 SPAD (B3615) C (OOC) 2 Gheluwe
3 09 Oct 1917 1040 19 SPAD (B3615) Albatros C (OOC) 3 Moorslede
4 11 Nov 1917 1620 19 SPAD (A6773) Albatros D.III (OOC) 4 Gheluwe-Menin
5 13 Nov 1917 1445 19 SPAD (B6760) Albatros D.V (DES) 5 N of Comines
6 29 Dec 1917 1010 19 SPAD (B1660) Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Houthoulst Forest

1 Shared with Lt H C Ainger (B3616), 2Lt Alexander Pentland, Lt A E Boeree (B3520), Lt R L Graham (B3618)
2 Shared with Capt Frederick Sowrey, Lt Delamere (B3489), Lt R M Strang (B1697), Lt Richard Hewat
3 Shared with Lt Richard Hewat, Capt Frederick Sowrey
4 Shared with Lt A H Rice (B1581)
5 Shared with Maj Albert Carter
 
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