Hardy, Flt Lt O L DFC*, 72 & 485 Sqn copyOwen Hardy was a New Zealand fighter pilot who shot down a number of enemy aircraft in North Africa and North West Europe whilst flying Spitfires.  He was twice awarded the DFC.  He remained in the RAF post war and continued to fly fighters and whilst commanding a new Vampire jet squadron in Germany, he formed one of the RAF’s first jet aerobatic teams.

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