Abbreviated Career in the Royal Air Force
June 1940 enlisted in RAF
Oct.1940 Joined the RAFVR as Aircraftsman 1253162 OC2 ACH A/Obs
Oct.1941 commissioned in Cambridge as Probationary Pilot Officer-GD
May 1942 served in Egypt with 55 Squadron, navigating a Baltimore AG
764 G(PRO) 27th August 1942 in command of Road Party
moving Flight B to base landing ground LG 86
September 1942 AG807 P Sgt Baff(pilot),Sgt Cloden & Sgt Parson,
attack on Axis MRs Deir el Razil area
October 1942 Made Flying Officer. Pilot was Sergeant Kelly Edwards,
other crew Sgt McLoughlin & Sgt Hewton
November 1942"Due to the swift collapse of the enemy, further
operations were curtailed"
december1942 "enjoyable fortnight at Lydda,Palestine"
Feb 1943 F/O Hughes transferred to 454 Squadron
March 1943-No 75 OTU
October 1943 made Flight Lieutenant 107912
December 1943 22P.T.C.
March 1944-83 OTU
May 1944-No 11 Base conversion Course
July 1944 transferred to 12 Squadron as Navigator