58 Entry      14 July 1950 - 14 April 1953

Commandant :AVM LF Sinclair GC CB CBE DSO                     Graduation Reviewing Officer ACM Sir Hugh P Lloyd KCB KBE MC DFC LLD

RIP 29 Nov 2019

Gp Capt David Benjamin Hives, who as  Flt Lt ‘Benjy’ Hives taught  many cadets to fly at Barkston Heath.

Amongst his pupils were Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon RAF, GCB, CBE, ADC


Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard  Johns, GCB, KCVO, CBE:-

Following a very shaky start at Barkston I was passed on to Benjy for sorting out. After our first trip he commented that he wasn’t sure whether I was incredibly thick or bone idle. I think I replied probably a bit of both which made him laugh but his comment certainly bucked me up and he got me though term 1 on PPs. Interestingly Pete Taylor (73B) wrote to me not that long before he died after seeing Benjy named in my book saying Benjy did a similar repair job on him. I retain the fondest memories of Benjy.

Dick Johns


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Armitage  Michael    (C)

Atkin Peter    (D)

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Boyle John    (B)

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Calvert Richard    (C)

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