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Harold James Pringle

Male 1920 - Yes



  • Name Harold James Pringle  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 05 Apr 1920  Ilford Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3
    • Harold James Pringle: parents Harold Pringle and Annie Hyslop, marr reg Romford 4Q1913 [BMD index]
    Education abt 1931 - 1938  Raine's Foundation School, Stepney Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Degree/Qualif. C Eng  [2
    Occupation 1936 - 1949  Royal Air Force  [2
    Marriage 1943  Umtali, Southern Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Florence Rose Tatham,   b. 1920, Southern Rhodesia? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes 
    Occupation aft 1949  Group Captain, Rhodesian Air Force  [1, 2
    • Senior Technical Staff Officer
    Decoration OBE  [1, 2
    Death Yes    [5
    Notes 
    • Risk of confusion between Harold James Pringle (b Ilford 05 Apr 1920) and Herbert John Pringle (b Lyme Regis 10 Sep 1908; d Oxfordshire Nov 2001).
      Both served in Air Force; both went to Rhodesia. Not known if either had any connection with Dudley Hay Pringle (1913-1971).
      Our man is Harold James.
    • Harold James Pringle: born Ilford 05 April 1920; educ Raines Foundation School London; son of Harold Pringle (dec'd by 1966); marr 13 Feb 1943 Florence Rose Tatham, dau of Heathcote Tatham; O.B.E., C.Eng., A.F.C.Ae.S.; Group Captain Royal Rhodesian Air Force (Senior Technical Staff Officer) Royal Air Force 1936-49; 1 son, 2 daughters. Rec: Gardening [Who's Who in Southern Africa 1966]
    • Herbert John Pringle: RAF career: Cadet College, Cranwell; P/O 28 Jul 1928 [26064]; F/O 28 Jan 1930; F/Lt 01 Apr 1934; Sq.Ldr 01 Dec 1937; W/Cdr (T) 01 Sep 1940; Gp.Capt (T) 01 Sep 1942; Gp.Capt 01 Jul 1947; Retd 28 Sep 1957. Postings: RAF - General Duties Branch 28 Jul 1928 (First commission); Nš 3 (F) Squadron, Kenley, 21 Nov 1934; Chief Flying Instructor, RAF Upavon 15 Dec 1936 (1937-1940); RAF Acklington, date unknown. Decorations: Air Force Cross (AFC) 08 Jun 1939; MBE, OBE (dates unknown); Independence Commemorative Decoration (ICD)1970. Note: Independence Commemorative Decoration (ICD) - Rhodesian civil decoration awarded to persons who had rendered valuable service to Rhodesia, instituted in 1970 by Presidential Warrant. [RAF unit histories website accessed Thu 03-Dec-2009; also Flight magazine]
      Herbert John Pringle: resid Ware Lane, Lyme Regis, age 2 (twin), b Lyme Regis, son of James Pringle, Baptist Minister, age 59 b Selkirk, Kirkhope, & his wife Helena, age 46 b Oxford, married 9 yrs [1911 census]
    Person ID I2048  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 06 Jan 2013 

    Family Florence Rose Tatham,   b. 1920, Southern Rhodesia? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes 
    Marriage 1943  Umtali, Southern Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Judith Pringle,   b. 1950, Southern Rhodesia? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1978, Rhodesia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2012 
    Family ID F0463  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 05 Apr 1920 - Ilford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1931 - 1938 - Raine's Foundation School, Stepney Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Tatham Family in South Africa, by Gill Tatham.
      H J Pringle MBE OBE Group Capt Rhodesian Air Force

    2. [S18] Who's Who / Who was Who, Who's Who in Southern Africa, 1966.
      Harold James Pringle born Ilford 05 April 1920

    3. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Romford, 2Q1920.
      Harold J Pringle mmn Hyslop

    4. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Umtali, 1943.
      Army marriages

    5. [S63] Gill Tatham.