From his arrival in the UK in 1908 as a fourteen-year-old to his time spent in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, Hardit Singh Malik lived an extraordinary life. He often faced great adversity, yet always with charm and good humour. Hardit played cricket for Sussex and was an Oxford Blue in golf- he even played with the Prince of Wales. Hardit later became the Indian Ambassador to France after a long and distinguished career in the Indian Civil Service, yet always maintained strong bonds with Great Britain. He is best known for his time as a fighter pilot during 1917-19, coming up against the Red Baron and the British military establishment.
Stephen Barker’s talk will explore Hardit Sigh Malik’s extraordinary life and will be live-streamed on Crowdcast. To register for this talk, please visit the Eventbrite page.
All profits from this talk will go toward the important work the Museum of Oxford carries out with local older residents as a part of our ‘Library of you’ campaign.