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: Duke of Devonshire “The Duke” Edward George HastingsAge
: 42 Height:
5’ 10” Occupation
: Air Vice-Marshal, RAF 11 Group, Commander, now retiredResidence:
As Commander of the ‘11 Group’ the Duke spent much of his time at RAF Tangmere in Sussex during the war. Now retired, he lives at his home in Chatsworth House with his wife Isabelle and their dogs.
Chatsworth is a large country house in Derbyshire, England. It is the seat of the Dukes of Devonshire, and has been home to the Hastings family, since Bess of Hardwick settled at Chatsworth in 1549.
Standing on the east bank of the River Derwent, Chatsworth looks across to the low hills that divide the Derwent and Wye valleys. The house is set in expansive parkland, and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moor land. Chatsworth's garden is one of the most famous in England. The house contains a unique collection of priceless paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculpture, books and other artefacts.Background
Educated as a border at Eton and then moving on to King’s College, Cambridge, The Duke had average to good grades at Eton but supplementary, after hours tuition, with one lady mentor in particular, gave him the additional marks he needed to continue on to Cambridge University. She refined his knowledge in more than just algebraic resolution; indeed her language class extension defined the adjective ‘erotic’ for him in every conceivable way and her applied science class proved that they were not simply theoretical definitions.
He excelled in sports, his hand-eye co-ordination was excellent and this together with his athleticism found him playing half back for the very successful First XV rugby team during his last two years at King’s.
He liked the idea of flying aeroplanes, the freedom it afforded appealed to his basic psychology; he liked challenges and competition…and most of all, he liked to win. His nobility and education allowed him to join the RAF prior to the war and then saw him quickly moving through the senior ranks until finally he Commanded the 11 Group all throughout the Battle of Britain. Historical records confirm his many operational successes in command of the 11 Group in its defence of London and the Southern Counties. He later expanded his role of commander to include the 145 Squadron with missions throughout the Middle East, Malta and finally northern Italy.
Almost a year ago he retired from his commission and has suffered boredom leading to irritability and self abuse, both alcohol and women in his darker periods.
The RAF became his life throughout the war and this led to his estrangement from his wife, Isabelle. Although he now feels attraction returning on his part, he is increasingly uncomfortable seeing her seemingly enjoying her personal life when around friends. This aggravates his own selfish dilemma and pushes him backwards towards his old bachelor style excesses.
During the war, poker was traditionally the game played while waiting for the long night time bombing missions to return to base. It eased the wait and the torment of not knowing how many of his men he would lose. He recently determined that an annual poker event would be held at his home in memory of the fallen under his command. Personality:
Smart, witty an outgoing personality and the life of any party but is sensitive and can be depressively lonely at times wrapped up in his own mind. He has, as his best friend and confidante, “Bull” Henry. His weakness is women, his desire is strong and his tastes are varied, some of which, in 1946, would be classified as experimental to perverse.