Sandes Ancestry attempts to document the Sandes family members and their ancestors who lived or originated in County Kerry, Ireland from the time of the invasion by Oliver Cromwell in 1649 up to the present day.
A pilot in the 59 Squadron Royal Air Force, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, he was born 1913, son of Robert Dalrymple Sandes and Ruby Hilda Lamb. To his friends and family he was affectionately known as 'Mike'.
The only women to have served as a soldier in the Great War, Flora was born on 22 January 1876 at Nether Poppleton, near York, the youngest daughter of the Rev. Samuel Dickson Sandes and his wife, Sophia Julia Besnard.