Sykes, Frederick Hugh, Sir, 1877-1954

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Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes (b. July 23, 1877, Croydon, England-d. Sept. 30, 1954), Air Vice-Marshal, British Royal Air Force, began his military career by enlisting as a trooper in the Imperial Yeomanry Scouts regiment of the British Army at the start of the Boer War. In 1901 he was granted a regular commission in the 15th Hussars and served in India and West Africa. In 1910 he began flying lessons and by 1912 was appointed Officer Commanding the Military Wing of the Royal Flying Corps responsible for the recruitment and training of pilots. During the First World War, he acted as Chief of Staff of the Royal Flying Corps and later was appointed Chief of the Air Staff. In 1919 he led the British Air Section at the Paris Peace Conference in Versailles. After his retirement in 1919, Sykes was elected to Parliament and later served as Governor of Bombay.

From the description of Sykes, Frederick Hugh, Sir, 1877-1954 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10574953

1908 captaincy; 1912 commander of the military wing of the Royal Flying Corps; 1915 CMG; 1916 assistant adjutant-general at the War Office; 1918-1919 chief of the air staff; 1919 KCB, GBE; 1919-1922 controller of civil aviation; 1922-1928 MP for Sheffield Hallam; 1928 GCIE; 1928-1933 governor of Bombay; 1934 GCSI; 1940-1945 MP for Nottingham Central

Epithet: Major-General

Title: Knight

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001512.0x000270

Relation Name
Place Name Admin Code Country
Assam, India
Delhi, India
Sind, India
Bihar and Orissa, India
Calcutta, India
Madras, India
Bombay, India
Burma, Asia
Punjab, India
North-West Frontier Province, India
Sri Lanka, Asia
Bombay, India
United Provinces, India
Bengal, India
Central Provinces, India
India, Asia


Birth 1877-07-23

Death 1954-09-30




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